Keppler’s Vault 91: The History of the 35mm Camera

It is not unusual when digging into the history of something for it to get a little confusing.  Finding the first of something isn’t always cut and dry because early versions of something often are created out of the ashes of something else, or sometimes something completely new is created, …

Keppler’s Vault 87: Your Camera Lens and How It Works

Although cameras are (usually) complicated devices with many different parts, in it’s simplest form, a camera can be broken down into two major components, the first, is a light tight box, and the second is the lens, which focuses an image onto a film plane or digital sensor. When you …

Keppler’s Vault 86: Electronic Still Photography

I still remember my first digital camera.  It was a Toshiba PDR-M25, a 2.2 megapixel monstrosity that captured 1720×1200 pixel images on a SmartMedia flash card.  I was the first person in my family to have a digital camera, and upon showing it off at family functions, no one cared …