Did You Know
By: Team @ PicBackMan
...that Cameras are made for righthanded people?
...that the first photograph was an
image produced in 1826 by the French
inventor Nicéphore Niépce on a
polished pewter plate covered with a
petroleum derivative called bitumen
...that the inventors of Kodachrome,
Leopold Mannes and Leopold Godowsky,
Jr. were both accomplished musicians?
...that the first permanent color
photo was taken in 1861 by the
Scottish physicist James Clerk
Maxwell, but that the first fully
practical color film, Autochrome, did
not reach the market until 1907?
...that the first real zoom lens,
which retained near-sharp focus while
the effective focal length of the
lens assembly was changed, was
patented in 1902 by Clile C. Allen?
...that the Canon EOS 6D is Canon's
smallest and lightest full-frame
...that the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is
the first compact digital camera of
its kind with a built-in projector?
...that the Canon EOS-1D X is a fullframe flagship model for Canon?
...that the world’s first portable
motion picture camera was a 12fps
...that the biggest SLR lens made to
date is the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T*.
It weighs 564lb/256kg and has a focal
length of 1700mm. It is designed
specifically for use with a
Hasselblad 6×6 medium format camera,
and was custom-build for an anonymous
customer who had a particular
interest in wildlife photography?
...that the most expensive camera
ever sold was a rare 1923 Leica
camera, which went for $2.8 million
at auction in Vienna?
...that the longest photographic
negative in the world is 129 feet and
was created by Esteban Pastorino
...that the largest collection of
cameras in the world is held by
Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India? He
has a collection of 4,425 antique
cameras which he has been collecting
...that today we snap as many photos
every two minutes as humanity as a
whole did in the 1800s?
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