A User’s Guide to the View Camera will tell you how to make photographs with several kinds of cameras referred to by the generic terms large-format and view camera. Format means the size and shape of the film used in a camera, and large-format refers to any camera using film larger than 2¼-inch-wide 120 roll film. All of the information about film presented in this book concerns large-format film. View camera is a general name for a group of camera designs in which the lens forms an image directly on a ground-glass screen so you can view that image before committing it to film. Almost all view cameras are large-format. And most large-format cameras are view cameras, so the large-format view camera is used as a ...

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