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History of Cameras: Illustrated Timeline

History of Cameras: Illustrated Timeline
Email Photographic cameras’ roots go deep. Everything started with the camera obscura, and continued with Daguerreotypes, 35mm cameras, digital cameras and camera phones. Photo by Andrew Illarionov Now we offer you to learn more about the photo cameras ‘way’ through ages and generations of photographers. Due to the popularity of this post, it was updated by Chris Ford. The first pinhole camera (also called the Camera Obscura) was invented by Alhazen (Ibn Al-Haytham). The Daguerreotype Camera was announced by the French Academy of Sciences. The first American patent issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera. The panoramic camera patented by Thomas Sutton. Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer. George Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera. First mass-marketed camera – the Brownie was presented by Eastman. The Raisecamera (travel camera) was invented. The first 35mm still camera (also called candid camera ) developed by Oskar Barnack of German Leica Camera. Update

PhotoModeler Focal length is a number that is vital to photogrammetry but often misunderstood. What is it? A strict technical definition of focal length is difficult without providing a lot of background in lens theory, so we will use a simplification. You can think of focal length as the distance between the imaging surface plane (piece of film in a 35mm camera or CCD chip in a digital camera) and a point where all light rays intersect inside the lens. Zoom lens / Fixed lens A zoom lens is a lens that can change focal length. What does it mean? The focal length number tells us how much of the scene is captured in the picture. As an example, if the zoom lens of your 35mm film camera is set to 28mm you will see a lot in your picture and objects that are far away will look very small. Terms There are a number of names and terms that you may have heard that relate to focal length; zoom setting, wide angle, telephoto, and principal distance (a technical photogrammetry term). Focus and Macro Format Size

Konica C35 AF The worlds first serial-produced AF-camera. Member of a small group of cameras of the late 70s, with AF, but manual film advance. The AF is based on the Honeywell Visitronic system. Kodak Farbwelt 400 Traumbild 200 Konica C35 AF The Konica C35 AF (nicknamed "Jasupin") is a milestone camera in that it was the world's first production autofocus camera. Launched in November 1977, it used the "Visitronic" AF system developed and produced by Honeywell (see below for description). This was a "passive" rather than the subsequently more popular "active" system (which Canon utilized in the AF35M eighteen months after the C35 AF). Konica is said to have sold one million units. In 1980, the C35 AF was superseded by the C35 AF2 with some cosmetic differences. Some years after the launch of these Konicas, the Belarusian Belomo factory in Minsk output an autofocus camera that owed a huge debt to them. Specifications Edit The Honeywell AF system "Designed by Honeywell for 35 mm cameras (visible light), uses a separate set of detectors and charge coupled devices along with a microprocessor to effect automatic focus.

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