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How well do you know the camera?

August 01, 2006 10:34 IST

 

Camera tricks

Invented in the 19th century, the camera and photography have undergone a sea change over the years. Take the rediff business quiz to check how much you know about this gadget.

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1. Who invented handheld camera?
a) Thomas Baynett
b) Yoko Fuji
c) George Eastman

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The correct answer is George Eastman.
Eastman coined the slogan, 'you press the button, we do the rest,' when he introduced the Kodak camera in 1888 and within a year, it became a well-known phrase.
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Eastman coined the slogan, 'you press the button, we do the rest,' when he introduced the Kodak camera in 1888 and within a year, it became a well-known phrase.

2. Who was the world's first photographer?
a) Marquiz Borque
b) Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
c) Joseph Fitzgerald

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The correct answer is Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.
On a summer day in 1827, it took eight hours for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to obtain the first fixed image.
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On a summer day in 1827, it took eight hours for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to obtain the first fixed image.

3. Who invented bromide paper used for printing photographs?
a) Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
c) William McKinley
b) Robert Bedford

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The correct answer is Sir Joseph Wilson Swan.
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan. An English chemist and physicist, he also made an incandescent lamp using a carbon filament (1860), 20 years before Edison's lamp. Apart from bromide paper, he also devised the first commercially practical process for carbon printing and introduced the dry plate.
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An English chemist and physicist, Sir Swan also made an incandescent lamp using a carbon filament (1860), 20 years before Edison's lamp. Apart from bromide paper, he also devised the first commercially practical process for carbon printing and introduced the dry plate.

4. Who invented Polaroid or instant photos?
a) Philip Roges
b) Keith Peter
c) Edwin Herbert Land

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The correct answer is Edwin Herbert Land. .
Land was the American inventor and physicist whose one-step process for developing and printing photos created instant photography.
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Land was the American inventor and physicist whose one-step process for developing and printing photos created instant photography.

5. Which company invented disposable camera?
a) Kodak
b) Fuji
c) Instacolor

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The correct answer is Fuji.
Fuji introduced the disposable camera in 1986.
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Fuji introduced the disposable camera in 1986.

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