View camera

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The photographer Rudolf Schäfer with a view camera with an indirect parallel adjustment.

A view camera is a type of camera whose construction is tailored to work, particularly in the photo studio . A view camera has a modular structure and is usually a large format camera for sheet film , rarely for medium formats . It is usually mounted on an optical bench . The lens standard and the film standard can be adjusted against each other. With view cameras, both are connected to one another by a bellows . This allows manipulation of perspective and depth of field according to Scheimpflug's rule .

Floor cameras are lighter and easier to transport variants of view cameras . A tripod and manual exposure meter or exposure meter in the film plane are mandatory when taking pictures with a view camera.

Modern versions work with digital backs in the film standard, which can be connected directly to a computer via cables.

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