Movie Trivia Question

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Unagi Shiruba Regular Member • Posts: 237
Re: Movie Trivia Question

Tom Axford wrote:

leonski wrote:

Just got finished with Rear Window. James Stewart in the Hitchcock classic. The remainder of the cast? ALL top names or top character actors.

But my question?

What CAMERA did Stewart use? It looked like an SLR but not the Nikon F which was still 4 or 5 years in the future. Pentax?

The Exakta Varex was the ultimate modular camera. The pentaprism viewfinder could be exchanged with a waist-level viewfinder. The ground glass screen could be replaced by any of a whole variety of different screens for scientific use.

just like a Nikon F, F2, F3, F4, and maybe the F5. And you could add motor drives and long roll backs as well.

It was a great camera for general photography, but it was also ideal for connecting up to a microscope or a telescope or for a variety of other scientific uses. And it was as solid as a tank (and nearly as heavy).

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