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View Camera

View Camera

Research task

The answers to these questions lie in a variety of places. 

* they may be in the text along side the images in the lecture

*you might have to search for information in the library or on the web.

* You might have to draw you own summation from the information provided

* inclued at least 5 further photocopied images from books or prints from images of the web by the featured photographers along side your answers

Choose 6 of the following questions one of which must be question 5. Write down your answers, keep them short and to the point.

If you want to challange yourself answer all the questions.


12 Questions

1 On a View camera, what is used to focus the image and how is this done?

2 Why is the shutter speed on a view camera lens not altered when the shutter is tensioned?

3 What is the difference between a Mono rail and a flat bed view camera?, What situation might you use each one for?

4 You are using a view camera that has the ground glass set for portrait format but you want to use landscape how can you set the camera up on a tripod to do this?

5 You are using a 150mm lens on an 8x10 camera but need to change this to take a 300mm lens how do you do this?

6 You are using a 240mm - 420mm convertable lens how do you change this over from one focal length to the other and what other consideration must be given when you make the exposure? How would you do this?

7 What is the SCHEIMPFLUG RULE? Give two different examples of how this could be used with a view camera? Why can't we apply it with a 35mm camera?

8 You are loading some double dark slides. The silde has a silver mark at the top on one side and a black one on the other side, which colour would you face outwards?

9 You are using a lens that has no T setting, only B how do you keep the lens open for focusing the image?

10 What extra consideration might be given to processing 4x5 film rather tahn 35mm



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