Wednesday, 14 May 2014

RETRO REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITY

In 1994 Apple Computers released the QuickTake 100, a colour digital camera made by Kodak. With a steep selling price of $795 this camera was able to capture a 640x480 pixel colour image and came with a fixed focus 50mm lens. It used three AAA batteries for power and weighed only ≈450 g. It stored up to 32 images at 320 x 240 pixels or 8 pictures at 640 x 480 resolution and connected to a computer via a serial port. I was one of the early adherents of digital photography and here below is the camera and my first photos taken with it, captured at Wilson's Promontory, a national park close to Melbourne. These are the 640x480 resolution images, straight out of the camera, unprocessed in any way... The photos by today's standards are terrible, however, I saw the potential and persevered with digital photography.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.






8 comments:

  1. Great pictures!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  2. Nice images, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. especially love the last pic
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. I love these pictures and they all came from this camera? Awesome shots!
    Thanks in joining Water World Wednesday!

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  5. Wow! Technology has come such a long way in such a short time. It si difficult to find someone who uses a camera with film nowadays.

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  6. Such an interesting post with photographic evidence as well. I have never heard of the Quick Take 100. Apple has been such a pioneer of our digital world. Thanks for sharing Nick.

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  7. Love the shots of the rocks!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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