© 2006 by Ralph W. Lambrecht, all rights reserved
We both draw pleasure from making photographs with well-designed and well-maintained equipment. Between us, we have used at some time or other most 35mm, medium-format and large-format cameras, the makes and models of which are largely irrelevant. We do, however, have a few items that we both consider indispensable for capable and reliable picture making. What follows is an introduction to the fundamental tools, together with a discussion and some practical advice on equipment selection and testing.