The quest for autofocus lenses

As the Leica cameras got more sophisticated, engineers recognized that the light meter in the camera displayed a sensitivity to contrast. A frame looked the most contrasty when in focus, Richter said. This observation paved the way for autofocus technology. Leica used its Leicaflex SL2 for the autofocus prototype and equipped a 50 mm lens […]

Nikon Still Video Camera QV-1000C

Nikon QV-1000C

Nikon QV-1000C was Nikon’s first filmless camera, announced on August 26, 1988.. The QV-1000C is an analog black and white still video camera with a 380.000 pixel CCD sensor. Images are stored on a magnetic two inch video floppy disk. Technically, it’s not a digital camera. The camera was only sold as a complete kit, […]

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

Announced at MacWorld Boston in August 1992, the DCS 200 targeted desktop publishing rather than photojournalism. In sharp contrast to the complexity and cost of the original DCS, the 200 was the simplest DCS camera ever. Everything but the imager fit onto one circuit board. 2.5-inch hard drives had just appeared and were just the size to […]

Electro-Optic Camera (1988) Kodak DCS on a Canon F1n

By 1987, Kodak had developed the world’s first megapixel CCD imager, the M1. A US Government customer contracted with the Federal Systems Division (FSD) to incorporate the M1 into a standard 35 mm camera body to create the first megapixel portable digital camera, truly the prototype of the digital camera system (DCS) product line. It was designed for […]

Subminiature spy Ring camera from the former Mr. Shibata

Pre-owned super rare one of a kind subminiature spy camera from the former Mr. Shibata famous Japanese camera collection, it is a Russian “KGB” spy ring camera (this is what is commonly known as “KGB” camera, to this day there is no confirm information as to who made it) this is from the Christie’s auction/McKeown’s camera guide, […]

Sharing the International Cultural and Visual Heritage of Daguerreotypes

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More than any other type of photographic image, from the moment of their invention, daguerreotypes were widely perceived as perfect reflections of reality. Daguerreotypes learned people to see the world photographically for the very first time, and still today we often regard them with a similar sense of wonder. We are attracted by their captivating […]