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Film - Digital

View Camera

Double Dark slides
The film for the view camera comes in sheet form and is loaded into light tight double darkslides. Each Darkslide has two thin chambers, one on either side, where the film is loaded and held in place by slots. Once the film is loaded in total darkness, a dark slide is pushed into a slot outside the film to stop light entering and fogging the film. 

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Usually the darkslide is pushed in with the silver or white edge outwards to indicate it has not been exposed. Small circular protrusions are located on this side so it can be identified in the darkness when loading. Once the exposure has been made and the darkslide is returned the slide is reversed so the black edge is outwards to indicate the film has been exposed.



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