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Had considerable problems footnoting this. I deleted all notes so I could finish the re-write and will try again.--Buckboard 01:07, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Pentax camera at 7000 fps in 1945?[edit]

User added this entry on 8 Oct 2006 (last paragraph above 1 - Sources):

"The physician Bernard Waldman, a member of the Project Alberta, was assigned to the crew of Necessary Evil, the B-29 that photographied the explosion of Hiroshima. Waldman was responsible for the Pentax camera that could take 7000 frames per second."

"Pentax" is/was a trade name for a Japanese camera firm that was first used after WW 2 (c. 1957) for a model of single lens reflex 35 mm camera. I don't think that US military would be using Japanese photo equipment in 1945 - even if it was available. Also, it seems technically unlikely that a camera capapable of 7000 frames per second existed in 1945. --TGC55 11:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

It was a "Fastax" camera according to: [1] Hugo999 (talk) 21:25, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

This page (Fastax camera undated) talks about 10,000 frames per second! [2] Another fast camera is the Dynafax [3] Hugo999 (talk) 22:19, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

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