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FILM AND DEVELOPMENT

If you are familiar with roll film, view camera film and its development will at first seem a little awkward. This feeling will quickly subside as you begin to notice the advantages.

THE FILM SYSTEM

One of the major virtues of the view camera is its unique film system. Large-format cameras use film in flat sheets with dimensions that correspond to the nominal size of the camera. For example, 4-inch by 5-inch sheets are used in a 4×5 camera. Each sheet is loaded, exposed, and processed individually so you will have more steps to follow than with roll film, but you will find that the advantages more than make up for this minor inconvenience.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE FILM SYSTEM

Film in Sheets

The single-sheet film system used ...

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