10Camera Movements

Introduction

Much professional photography is carried out using large-format cameras (Figure 10.1). These offer high image quality and versatility due to modular design and camera movements used for control of focus, distribution of image sharpness and the shape of the image. A direct-viewing focusing screen is essential.

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Figure 10.1Types of large format cameras. (a) Folding baseboard camera with coupled rangefinder and optical viewfinder. (b) View camera or field camera of baseboard type. (c) Monorail camera with L-shaped standards to take the lens panel and focusing screen. (d) A monorail camera of simple construction with ...

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