Posts Tagged ‘manual’

What Camera Instruction Manuals Looked Like Back in 1929

This is the instruction manual for the Kodak Petite camera, which was made between 1929 and 1933. It shoots 127 film, and came in five different colors.

(via KEH Camera Blog)


Image credit: Photograph by BlondeShot Creative and used with permission

NASA Astronaut’s Photography Manual

NASA has a long history of using Hasselblad cameras in space and, interestingly enough, you can download the Astronaut’s Photography Manual used to train astronauts from Hasselblad’s website. It covers everything from operating the Hasselblad 500EL/M to composition, using situations unique to astronauts in its examples and illustrations.

Who knows — perhaps if space tourism starts taking off you might soon find this manual invaluable!

Odd Russian “Photosniper” Camera

This camera rig might not be the best to bring to a public photo shoot.

Hailing from Russia, the Zenit Fotosnaiper, or Photosniper is a manual film camera with a rather odd design. It has a shoulderstock and a gunstock outfitted with a 300mm f/4.5 lens. It’s certainly a creative alternative to a monopod or other stabilization; the camera is held and shot just like a rifle.

The whole kit, which also includes a lens hood, an eyecup, and filters, is advertised on one website for a mere $295.

Needless to say, it’s no wonder why the design hasn’t caught on in other major camera companies.

(via Reddit)


Image Credit: Photosniper – assembled by LordKalvan