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flash equipment 18

Use for: megalethoscope

  • Apparatuses invented by Carlo Ponti of Venice ca. 1870, for viewing large albumen photographs on thin paper, using a large lens to create the optical illusion of depth and perspective and having candles or kerosene lamps as a source of light. The photographs themselves were translucent, often colored and pierced with pinprick holes to create dramatic visual effects with backlighting, such as that of lights in a night scene.

Use for: alethoscope

  • Optical devices invented by Carlo Ponti in 1860, and patented in 1861. These were used to view photographic transparencies or prints. It was claimed that stereoscopic relief was obtained from a single photograph, though the stereo effect was due to the nature of an illusion caused by the single viewing lens of the alethoscope.
stereoviewers (wheel type)

Use for: View-Master, View Master

cameras (photographic equipment) (12)

Use for: camera

  • Lightproof boxes fitted with a lens through the aperture of which the image of an object is recorded on light-sensitive material such as film, or transformed into electrical impulses for direct transmission or for video recording.
stereoscopic cameras

Use for: double-lens cameras, twin-lens cameras, stereo cameras

box cameras

Use for: box camera

digital cameras

Use for: digital cameras, cameras, digital

view cameras (1)

Use for: view camera, cameras, field, cameras, view, cameras, flatbed, field cameras, flatbed cameras , technical cameras

press cameras

Use for: press camera, camera, press

rangefinder cameras

Use for: rangefinder camera, rangefinders (cameras)

  • Cameras that focus by means of a coupled or un-coupled rangefinder device. Though many cameras may be fitted with a rangefinder including some press or view cameras, this term is most commonly used to refer to cameras that rely solely on the rangefinder for composing and focusing, rather than a through-the-lens reflex system.
photograph viewing equipment (5)

Use for: equipment, photograph viewing

  • General term for photographic equipment specifically used for viewing.
grand parlour stereoscopes 6
image making equipment (21)

Use for: equipment, image-making

  • Equipment specifically used in the process of making images.
history museums (buildings)

Use for: history museum (building)

  • Buildings for any of a wide variety of museums where collections are amassed and typically presented to give a chronological perspective of the history of a city, town, region, group of people, etc.
history (discipline)

Use for: historical, history

  • Discipline that studies the chronological record of events, such as affecting a nation, community, individual, object, or place, based on a critical examination of source materials and usually presenting an explanation of their causes.
history of technology

Use for: Cameras--History, technology, history of

  • Study of the development of technology over time.
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photographs (8)
  • Refers to still images produced from radiation-sensitive materials (sensitive to light, electron beams, or nuclear radiation), generally by means of the chemical action of light on a sensitive film, paper, glass, or metal. Photographs may be positive or negative, opaque or transparent. The concept does not include reproductive prints of documents and technical drawings, for which descriptors found under
  • Refers to various heavier than air aircraft characterized by large-diameter, powered, horizontally rotating wings or blades that can lift the craft vertically and sustain their position in the air.
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