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    Posted 4 years ago

    rniederman
    (307 items)

    While doing some shooting the other day, I started thinking about the evolution of camera technology. Whether you make pictures with a smartphone, dig deeply into digital photography or play somewhere in between, the roots of today’s imaging DNA comes from the earliest cameras. All-in-all, the concept is unchanged. Light entering through a lens is projected onto image capturing material and then processed in some manner. That’s it. And we’ve come a long way!

    Shown here side-by-side is over 160 years of photographic evolution. The rosewood veneered beauty next to the latest Nikon DSLR is an 1853-54 Palmer & Longking daguerreotype camera. Silver coated copper plates then and electrons now. Both can be considered state-of-the-art for their time.

    But what a difference in user experience and results!

    Anyhow I thought everyone would find this fun and interesting; especially if you’re getting a new smartphone or camera for a present.

    Happy Holidays! - Rob

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    Comments

    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Rob, great post! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks for this post Rob - Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Michael ... you too have a great holiday!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Nice camera and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

      scott
    5. Nicefice Nicefice, 4 years ago
      Very Nice!
      Merry Christmas!!
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
      Great post!
      Merry Christmas Rob!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks and happy holidays!
      blunderbuss2
      shughs
      mtg75
      valentino97
    8. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Fantastic what you said!
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
      Cheers,
      Virginia
    9. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      Longings
      racer4four
      Scott
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Very Neat posting....evolution.....Wish you a Happy Holidays and I'll try and post the "Ball" watch later this afternoon
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      and on side note, when using either, my camera skills would remain constant.....very poor :-)
    12. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Kerry ... I'm looking forward to seeing a genuine Ball Standard watch! Have a great holiday.
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      LOL..... finally ....http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176997-rniederman---1918-ball-railroad-offi?in=activity
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      oops
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176997-rniederman---1918-ball-railroad-offi?in=activity
    15. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      John
      Lady_Picker
      fortapache
      farmlady
    16. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      David
      Nicefice
    17. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      Virginia.vintage
      antiquerose
      ho2cultcha
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Happy Holidays Rob!!!! great posting!!!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Sean ... happy holidays to you to!
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome Rob!!! and Thankyou Rob ;)
    21. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      usedcarlady
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      whitman75
      Kerry
    22. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      Designer
      trukn20
    23. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      inky
      Ben
    24. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      jscott0363
      AnnaB
      sugargirl
    25. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      melaniej
      SpiritBear
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
    26. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      leighannrn
      Perry
    27. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Beachbum58!
    28. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
      GeodeJem
      sanhardin
      Bluereded
      AntigueToys
    29. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, snowman3!
    30. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, MooreAntique!
    31. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Camera_turk!
    32. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks, pops52!

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