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Flash as a substitute shutter


MY CROWN Graphic 5×4 camera arrived with three shutters – 135mm, 150mm and 180mm – all of which have questionable speed ratings. It’s not that old-time shutters were desperately inaccurate, it’s just that somewhere between 30 and 80 years of … Continue reading

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Shutter-speed shocker


I BOUGHT a shutter speed tester the other day, It’s nothing fancy, just a black box with a light sensor on one side and a cord that plugs into a computer’s audio jack. I got it because I use a … Continue reading

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Lartigue’s wheel


A FAMOUS photo taken in 1913 by Jacques Henri Lartigue shows a racing car speeding out of the right frame on oval wheels, while onlookers apparently stand at a 45 degree angle leaning towards the left edge of the photo. … Continue reading

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