Etienne Jules Marey's Chrono-photographic camera, without lens (B3030), 1890.
This camera was used to take sequential images on a single, static photographic plate or on strips of celluloid film. The physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) pioneered the use of photography to record and analyse movement. This camera (which lacks a lens) used celluloid film, introduced by George Eastman in 1889, and was the first to demonstrate the essential characteristics of a cine camera - exposing a series of still images on a ribbon of film, which was moved intermittently between exposures.
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