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A blend of a century ago ago and more recently

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A blend of a century ago ago and more recently

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Postby brightncheerful » December 13th, 2021, 10:12 am

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2021/12/12/walk-through-time-with-the-gentle-author-at-christmas/


When I wrote one of the series of ' x through time' books, some 96 photos of then and now, what I discovered whilst trying to create the same scene now was that photographers or cameras of old did not do depth-of-field.

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Re: A blend of a century ago ago and more recently

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Postby redsturgeon » December 13th, 2021, 11:00 am

brightncheerful wrote:https://spitalfieldslife.com/2021/12/12/walk-through-time-with-the-gentle-author-at-christmas/


When I wrote one of the series of ' x through time' books, some 96 photos of then and now, what I discovered whilst trying to create the same scene now was that photographers or cameras of old did not do depth-of-field.


Much more difficult to do with the frame size of the cameras and the long exposure times needed.

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Re: A blend of a century ago ago and more recently

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Postby 88V8 » December 14th, 2021, 10:54 am

brightncheerful wrote:https://spitalfieldslife.com/2021/12/12/walk-through-time-with-the-gentle-author-at-christmas/When I wrote one of the series of ' x through time' books, some 96 photos of then and now, what I discovered whilst trying to create the same scene now was that photographers or cameras of old did not do depth-of-field.

Thankyou.
I do love these blended photographs, albeit with a sadness for what has been lost from our streetscapes.

I had not noticed the lack of depth-of-field. One would think the opposite, given the relatively small apertures of older cameras. My first camera was a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2, the max aperture was 4.5 and iirc it closed down to 64.

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