Joseph Puchberger: Panoramic Camera 1843

Joseph Puchberger: Panoramic Camera 1843

This Austrian invention kick-started a wave of innovation in cameras designed to rotate through 180 degrees while the shutter was open. The great grandfather of the motion control camera, the Quicktime VR stepped camera mount, this camera was superseded by a smooth-panning camera by Friedrich von Martens. After the invention of Wet-Plate Collodion process (Frederick Scott Archer 1851), ordinary cameras could be positioned manually and several prints made, to be mounted together into a panorama.

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