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A User's Guide to the View Camera, 3rd Edition

Book Description

This reissued third edition of A User’s Guide to View Camera introduces photographers to large-format cameras, covering their use with both film and digital capture. Readers will learn the anatomy of cameras with a separately adjustable back or front, the proper techniques for using view cameras, and how to take care of large-format cameras—all through straightforward and practical instruction and abundant visual examples. This latest edition features:


• Practical approaches to mastering lenses, shutters, accessories, and the ever-important maintenance of your view camera


• Tips for both simple operation and advanced control of the camera, including film holders, bellows, and tripods, and film handling and development


• A section on digital equipment, offering updates on the nearly 200-year-long history of the view camera