Using the View Camera
The latest information on large-format cameras is clearly presented in this updated guide, which covers all the technical aspects of using the view camera, including the Zone System. New and updated information on films, Polaroid transfer images, and yaw is included, along with an expanded discussion of lens design, the Scheimpflug Rule, obtaining perspective control, and working with unusual formats. A stunning gallery of architectural, still life, and portrait photographs taken by 24 view camera artists highlights the camera's creative applications.
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35mm camera 4x5 camera 4x5 film 90mm lens alignment angle of coverage angle of view aperture apochromatic architectural bellows extension black-and-white film building camera adjustments camera position closeup color film contrast depth of field edge Ektachrome enlarger exposed exposure and development exposure meter field camera film area film holder film plane filter focal length focusing format front and rear front rise front swing front tilt Fujinon groundglass hangers high values image circle inches of bellows interior Kodak larger lensboard lenses light source long lens longer-than-normal monorail camera move movements normal lens objects percent longer photograph Polaroid portraiture projection distance rear standard reproduction ratio rise and fall roll-film scene sharp focus sheet film sheet of film shift shutter side slightly smaller strobe lighting studio subject plane swing adjustments tank tonal transparency film tray tripod view camera wide-angle lens x 5 camera Zone System Zone VIII