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Joe Farace Aug 16, 2012 0 comments
A typical digital camera’s sensor sees a range of light in wavelengths from approximately 350 to 1000 nanometers. A nanometer (nm) is a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter. Your eyes usually see a range of light from approximately 400 to 700 nanometers. Most digital cameras place a low pass filter directly in front of the imaging sensor to allow low frequency light visible to the human eye to pass through to the sensor. It blocks unwanted light from the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums (the high end and the low end wavelengths) from polluting a photograph’s color. As owners of early Leica M8 cameras quickly discovered, this piece of glass is very important for maintaining maximum color fidelity.
Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers," Thomas Watson, chairman IBM, 1943

Tom Watson's statement shows that predicting the future of computing is more a matter of...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Happy New Year! I'll leave to others to debate whether or not the next millennium actually begins at midnight December 31, 1999 or on December 31, 2000. For digital imagers, the new millennium is already here. It wasn't all that long ago that a...

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Joe Farace Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature's inexorable imperative."--H.G. Wells, 1866-1946

Your digital camera is a time machine that lets you show how the people and places look at this particular point in time. Many people think they need to travel to exotic locations in order to make great...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

"What we are seeing now is the first wave of changes in our industry in which computers, telecommunications, and entertainment will merge"--Joe Farace, February, 1985

When I wrote the above statement...

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Joe Farace Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Last month, this column was about software; this month the focus is on hardware. I'm writing this on a Boeing 777 as it flies across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan and will complete it on the way back. In between I'll visit representatives of...

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Joe Farace May 01, 2000 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"640K ought to be enough for anybody," Bill Gates, 1981

I'm often asked by readers about the specifications for the "ideal digital...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

"It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."--John Cameron Swayze on Timex

A story oft told in photofinishing circles and one that is, perhaps, apocryphal goes like this: A customer...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."--Ken Olsen, founder of DEC

While it...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

"It has taken me many years as an active image-maker to fully embrace the idea that the entire photographic process is an act of metamorphosis." --Jerry Uelsmann

If you shoot a...