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Finally stopped gawking at the spring blooms long enough to remember that I have a camera in my phone.

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I’m trying hard to remember what I’ve always told myself when it comes to print and web design: tools do not a designer make.

via First Impressions of the Olympus E-PL5 — Shawn Blanc.

Just looking up an old camera my father gave me when I was in high school. It was ancient even then.

Zeiss Ikon is a German company that was formed in 1926 by the merger of four camera makers (Contessa-Nettel, Ernemann, Goerz and Ica), and an infusion of capital by Zeiss[1] The company formed one part of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, another part being the optical company Carl Zeiss. Logically, most of the Zeiss Ikon cameras were equipped with Carl Zeiss lenses and the formerly independent companies, in particular Goerz, had to shut down their own lens manufacture. The merged company was also obliged to use Compur shutters for 80% of its cameras. Thus only the simplest cameras could get cheaper shutters like the Klio. Soon AG Hahn für Optik und Mechanik, Kassel, and Goerz Photochemisches Werk GmbH, Berlin, joined the Zeiss Ikon syndicate. The group became one of the big companies in the phototechnical capital Dresden, with plants in Stuttgart and Berlin. Until WWII Zeiss Ikon was the world’s market leading maker of 8mm movie cameras.

via Zeiss Ikon – Camerapedia.

Update: an even better Zeiss Ikon link… Thanks Microcord!

I love taking pictures with ridiculous settings on the iPhone… These are done using Hipstamatic. And I have no idea who that guy at the table is.

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The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE.

Ernst Haas

via Photography Quick Tip 3 ~ the Rule of Thirds in Composition « Everything Neat.


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