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Encyclopedia Photographica

Many people in the world possess detailed, specialist information about one particular topic. Only a tiny few have total, encyclopedic knowledge about an entire field. And even those who do may have little interest in sharing that with others. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Camera-wiki.org!

One year ago today, after weeks of feverish backstage activity, the site Camera-wiki.org went public! In earlier blog posts, we’ve covered some of the whys and hows behind our “fork” (and there are personal accounts here and here). But today we’re … Continue reading

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Wiki-Whatsits?

When people talk about Camerapedia and Camera-wiki.org, there are several similar-sounding names which might be confused. Just for everyone’s handy reference, here is a quick refresher: wiki = a technology for collaborative authoring through a web-browser interface. Used by many … Continue reading

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The Fork is Six!

Six months old, that is. For about six years, there was a valued, non-commercial source of camera information, built entirely by volunteers: Camerapedia.org. But this January, many of Camerapedia’s contributors were confused and shocked at the news that its domain name … Continue reading

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A 5-month Progress Report

As you’ve probably heard by now, in January 2011 the domain Camerapedia.org was sold off to the ad-supported “wiki farm” Wikia. Most of the volunteers who had built Camerapedia collectively sputtered, “whoa, that’s not what we signed on for!” So … Continue reading

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Pinhole!

Sunday, April 24, 2011 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Each year, on the last Sunday in April, pinhole-photography enthusiasts break out their cameras and start making images. Then they select their best shots from that day to submit to the WPPD … Continue reading

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A New Wiki Resource: Our Photostream

I just wanted to post a quick mention that camera-wiki.org now has its own Flickr stream, here.  We intend this to be a resource for any wiki author or editor who is looking for useful images. Occasionally, the only available … Continue reading

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A Six-Week Progress Report

I’m writing this on a rainy Saturday morning, exactly six weeks from the date when Camera-wiki.org took its very first baby steps. The amount that has been accomplished in that brief time truly astonishes me. Amid a storm of confusion … Continue reading

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Tales from the Wiki: The Detroit-Dresden Praktica Connection

One great thing about Camera-wiki.org is learning weird bits of history about significant camera-makers, and the people behind them. Not long ago, I stumbled onto a rather amazing story in the wiki Kamera Werkstätten article. It’s the strange tale of … Continue reading

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