Little article on the beeb about camera tech over the years I thought you guys might enjoy. Thankfully it's not exhaustive, and filled with fun facts
That has got me trying to remember some of the other advances that came and went over that time. Flash bulbs gave way to those magic cubes, though I stuck to the real thing in one of those folding reflectors of course. Cokin filters were a must have for quite a while. And we argue about degrading the image by leaving UV filters on these days! My one attempt at using very high speed film. (3200 ASA/ISO) produced results more akin to a poor impresssoinist painitng. Kodak having to scrap their entire line of polaroid copies after losing and expensive court battle. Oh the irony in retrospect. I still recall the many articles imperiously explaining why digital would never beat film. Just a few years before I bought my first Digital camera a Canon 300D.Just before that I am sure there was a digital insert you could put into your SLR to replace the film
I seem to remember getting fleeced over the latest 'colour developer' that was going to solve all thse critical developing issues by putting the chemicals into easy to use spray cans!
The thing that amzes me is that the modern digital SLR is still using the same basic mechanics in terms of shutter and lens as the first SLR's though. I do remember trying a Fuji with a digital viewfinder and being less than impressed
Yeah that wasn't the greatest. I don't remember the spray cans, but I still have some rotary cubes somewhere, got loads from boots back in the day for the Colour Swinger II ( http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/112101707521-0-1/s-l1000.jpg ) - sorry about the URL's and thanks for correcting that one, but url's are a pain on the current PS, hope that gets sorted in the upgrade.
Haven't heard about that court battle - details ? sounds interesting...
The recent BBC4 ? profile of photography was very interesting but the presenter looked down on digital (and colour!) formats so came over as very a**l..
That's a far cry from a BBC technology documentary I saw some years ago which looked at some new compact digital camera in which Kate Humble claimed that it's better quality than film simply because it was digital (yes, I scratched my head at the time too)