Talk:Camera obscura

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The history of the camera obscura[change source]

The history of the camera obscura given here suggests that Al Haitham probably did not construct the first camera obscura, however that is defined. Aristotle mentioned that you can make an image of the sun by using interlinked fingers, and it is possible that the phenomenon spontaneously arose whenever there was a dark cave, or black tent with a hole. There is no confirmation for Jeremy Norman to claim that the first camera obscura was built by Al Haitham. Helmut Gernsheim mentions that the Arab writers translated the Greek philosophers. Al Haitham was notable as a scientist, but I don't think building the first camera obscura was one of his achievements. RPSM (talk) 12:55, 10 August 2017 (UTC)