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The word "photography" litterly means "drawing with light".
The first colour photograph was taken in 1861 by James Maxwell, a the British physicist.
Today we snap more photos every two minutes than humanity as a whole took in the 1800s.
According to statistics, at present, only 2 of 100 images taken with digital cameras are printed on paper.
Rapatronic cameras are capable of recording a still image with an exposure time as brief as 10 nanoseconds.
The first aerial photography was carried out by French inventor Turnache in 1858. He shot Paris from a balloon.
The f-number of the human eye varies from about f/8.3 in brightly lit conditions, to about f/2.1 in dark conditions.
The most expensive camera ever sold was a rare 1923 Leica camera, which went for $2.8 million at auction in Vienna.
To work out the focal length of the human eye, you would need to take into account the light-reflecting properties on liquids in the eye.
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 since 1977.
There are 12 Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon. They were left there after the moon landings to allow for the extra weight of the lunar rock samples to be brought back.
The biggest SLR lens made to date is the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T. It weighs 256kg and has a focal length of 1700mm. It is designed specifically for use with a Hasselblad 6x6 medium format camera and was custom-built for an anonymous customer who had a particular interest in wildlife photography.
Before the digital age, the US government was taking spy photographs of the Soviet Union. How did they do this? They launched 20 satellites, each containing 60 miles of film along with cameras. After the film was finished, it was shot back through the Earth's atmosphere in buckets and parachuted over the Pacific Ocean where they were then snagged with grappling hooks by C-130 Air Force planes.
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