March 1953
Image;Mar1953, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p14
Academic Journal
The article features the pistolgraph, a miniature camera which was invented by Thomas Skaife of London, England during 1859. It was tested in the George Eastman House and reveals that the camera can take fully exposed snapshots indoors by natural light, even with the slowest sensitive material. On the other hand, a neutral density filter had to be used for outdoor exposures. The camera is little more than a lens barrel with a shutter attached to one end and a holder for a wet plate 1.2 by 1.5 inches at the other. Moreover, the back of the plateholder is removable and the entire camera was taken into the darkroom for loading.


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