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Tip on modifying the dark slide of a 4x5 sheet film holder so that three test exposures can be made on a single piece of film.
CAMERA & DARKROOM May 1993 (v.15#5) pg. 13

Large-format photography. Part 1. Benefits and drawbacks of large-format work. How to select a large-format camera.

View camera photography. Part 1. Sorting out the viable options (pros and cons) of using a view camera.

View camera photography. Part 2. Systematic approach to camera movements.

View camera photography. Part 3. Accessories, film, large-format exposure considerations, and assorted hints. Includes light-leak testing procedure.

Positioning of a Fresnel focusing lens in large format cameras is discussed.

Large-format groundglass and bright screens. Explanation of the various means of "brightening" a groundglass image.

Comments on the differences between 6x9cm. and 4"x5" view cameras.

Tip: Add a "shake" flag to the back of a view camera so that you can see when all vibrations have ceased.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.8#5) pg. 13

Tip: Use "Velcro" to hold focusing cloth to your view camera.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.8#5) pg. 14

Tips on selecting and using an old Crown Graphic or Speed Graphic sheet-film camera.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1987 (v.9#4) pg. 56

A view of one's own. Tips on what to consider before buying your first large-format view camera.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 57

Big boxes. Low tech, low cost, low weight large format photography. How to construct an 8"x10" hyperfocal box view camera from cardboard, a used lens, and black flocked paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1990 (v.12#5) pg. 20
Added Info CAMERA & DARKROOM Dec 1990 (v.12#12) pg. 7

Darkroom tips from a professional laboratory. Includes PVC pipe containers for film clip tests, using lipstick to retouch a contact negative, a flashlight hung from the ceiling, and a shop-built camera to make 4x5 dupe negatives from 35mm color slides.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1984 (v.33#5) pg. 20

Everything you wanted to know about large format photography. View camera tips and techniques.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1984 (v.33#9) pg. 32

A lesson in large format. Exploring the advantages of the view camera.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1985 (v.34#7) pg. 30

Computer-aided calculations. Program your personal computer to determine view camera exposure information. Includes a program written in BASIC.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1986 (v.35#1) pg. 36

Scheimpflug's "Rule of Converging Planes" is explained as it relates to setting swings and tilts on a view camera.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.36#9) pg. 24

Gadgets and ideas that make life easier in the professional photo lab. (1) Keeping orders together. (2) Scheduling boards. (3) Wash tanks built from plywood. (4) Film cleaners, dust prvention, etc. (5) Light switch guard. (6) Homemade slide-to-4x5 copy camera. (7) Test strip processing & checking.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 21

Build your own large format (4x5, 5x7, 8x10) close-up camera. Part 1.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1967 (v.31#5) pg. 40

Build your own large format (4x5, 5x7, 8x10) close-up camera. Part 2. Finishing, plus tips on using the camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1967 (v.31#6) pg. 118

Photos show how to tilt, swing, drop, or lift the lens board or film plane of a 4x5 camera to correct for distortion and to produce uniform sharpens over the field.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1968 (v.32#2) pg. 68

Make a graph chart which shows at a glance the bellows extension exposure factors for your view camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1968 (v.32#6) pg. 34

How to select a good used view camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1970 (v.34#5) pg. 62

Computing bellows extension factors when using a view camera is much easier if the factors are written on the tape measure used to measure the bellows.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1971 (v.35#2) pg. 28

Tips on using the lateral shift movement on view cameras.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1972 (v.36#6) pg. 50

Adding Polaroid film backs to large format cameras.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 31

Pictures and descriptions of several 4x5 view cameras handmade by a group of photographers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Built mostly of wood and Plexiglas, with full swings and tilts. Est. cost: As low as $35.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 74

Tips on maintaining large-format cameras. Includes checking for loose or missing nuts and bolts, eliminating dust in the camera and retouching any spot where the black paint has worn away.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1978 (v.42#3) pg. 72

Tips on adapting Kodaks instant camera the "Handle" into a film back for using Kodak PR-10 instant film on a larger, professional camera, such as a 4x5.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1978 (v.42#7) pg. 60

Make an adapter for attaching a 35mm SLR camera body to a view camera. Allows you to take advantage of the view cameras ability to swing, tilt, raise and lower the lens board and use extra long bellows extensions.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1978 (v.42#8) pg. 100

Focusing cloth for view camera has a built-in fastener which keeps the cloth from falling off or getting in the way of the lens.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 108

Tip: A spot of oil applied to the center of a ground glass focusing screen on a view camera will making critical focusing easier.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1979 (v.43#6) pg. 119

Tips on selecting the correct view camera (large format camera) for the task at hand.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 41

The ABCs of view camera plane-of-focus controls. Tips on solving depth and perspective problems.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1980 (v.44#7) pg. 28

Make a simple magnifying view hood for a 4x5 camera from cardboard boxes and a +4 close-up lens. Will magnify the ground glass image to almost twice normal size for critical focusing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1980 (v.44#10) pg. 113

How to get started in view cameras. Tips on selecting camera and lenses.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 86

How to use your 35mm SLR camera as a view camera. How to use shift lenses and swinging bellows.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1982 (v.46#4) pg. 90

Tips on building the Calumet and the Bender kit view cameras, plus tips on making and using a pinhole camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1982 (v.46#12) pg. 66

Image sharpness and focusing the view camera. Description of a simple, inexpensive way view camera users can critically focus their cameras.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 51

View camera focusing in practice. Finding the optimal focus position with a view camera, especially when tilts and swings are used.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 54
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 50

Make your Crown Graphic press camera behave like a field camera with simple modifications.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 63
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#5) pg. 16

Using the view camera. An introduction for rollfilm users.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1998 (v.19#2) pg. 25

Setting up the view camera. A checklist for view camera users.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 41

Improving view camera sharpness. An easy way to check alignment between ground glass and film plane for all your film holders.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1999 (v.20#3) pg. 28
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1999 (v.20#4) pg. 12
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1999 (v.20#5) pg. 12

Profile of the Galvin 2-1/4x3-1/4 view camera along with a discussion of the benefits of using a view camera in macro photography.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1980 (v.9#6) pg. 98

Adding medium format to your view camera. Part 1. What is available in roll-film holders.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1984 (v.12#11) pg. 13

Adding medium format to your view camera. Part 2. Selecting format.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1984 (v.12#12) pg. 30

A view camera for you. Reasons for selecting and using a 4x5 camera.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1984 (v.13#4) pg. 26

Today's "field camera" for outdoor, large format photography. A look at what is available.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1984 (v.13#4) pg. 42

Buyer's guide to 4x5 studio cameras, field cameras, and view camera lenses.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1984 (v.13#4) pg. 47

The view camera. Part 1. A summary of the principles of view camera use as promoted by Carl Koch and Lewis Kellsey.
PHOTOMETHODS Jun 1975 (v.18#6) pg. 38

The view camera. Part 2. Two more articles on the versatility of the view camera.
PHOTOMETHODS Jul 1975 (v.18#7) pg. 29, 32

Image control with a view camera. Part 1. The lens and the back slide, rise and fall.
PHOTOMETHODS Jan 1979 (v.22#1) pg. 30

Image control with a view camera. Part 2. Swings & tilts.
PHOTOMETHODS Feb 1979 (v.22#2) pg. 38

Image control with a view camera. Part 3. Linear convergence and shape control.
PHOTOMETHODS Mar 1979 (v.22#3) pg. 47

Image control with a view camera. Part 4. Depth control.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1979 (v.22#4) pg. 40

Contemplations on a large ground glass. A look at the process of making a large-format photograph. Includes tips on building your own view camera from a kit.
PHOTOMETHODS Oct 1982 (v.25#10) pg. 19

Basic view camera operation. A guide to buying and using the monorail view camera.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1986 (v.29#4) pg. 31

Learning from Hubble's troubles. Advice on testing the alignment of enlargers, view cameras and copy cameras.
PHOTOMETHODS Nov 1990 (v.33#11) pg. 14
Added Info PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1991 (v.34#4) pg. 14

The view camera. Part 1. The basic camera and accessories.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1975 (v.76#4) pg. 54

The view camera. Part 2. The effect of moving the lens-board and/or camera-back horizontally and vertically.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1975 (v.76#5) pg. 74

The view camera. Part 3. Results of swinging and tilting the lens are reviewed.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1975 (v.76#6) pg. 90

The view camera. Part 4. Use the back to control subject shape.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1975 (v.77#3) pg. 74

Where to get plans and kits to build your own view camera up to the 8"x10" size.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1978 (v.82#4) pg. 24

Two wooden 4x5 view camera kits. Description of building a camera from both the Porta Vu and Bender kits. Photos illustrate some important assembly steps.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1982 (v.89#6) pg. 106

Stepping up to large format photography. Selecting your first 4"x5" view camera and lens.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1994 (v.58#1) pg. 20

Up against the ground glass. Learning the view camera. Step-by-step introduction to getting started in large-format photography.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1998 (v.62#11) pg. 92

Getting into 4x5. A buyer's guide to current camera models.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1998 (v.62#11) pg. 100

Pocket View camera simplified. Modifications for the Gowland Pocket View 4x5 field camera include improving the monorail, beefing-up the frame, recessed lensboard, etc.
SHUTTERBUG #268 Jan 1993 (v.22#3) pg. 118

Caring for your classic large-format view camera.
SHUTTERBUG #268 Jan 1993 (v.22#3) pg. 141

Depth-of-field for view cameras. Part 1.
SHUTTERBUG #278 Nov 1993 (v.23#1) pg. 122

Depth-of-field for view cameras. Part 2.
SHUTTERBUG #279 Dec 1993 (v.23#2) pg. 106

Arithmetic for the large format camera. A look at the calculations for such concepts as hyperfocal distance, lens coverage, bellows extension, relationship between f-stop and shutter speed, ... etc.
SHUTTERBUG #306 Mar 1996 (v.25#5) pg. 136

Choices in 4x5 cameras. Part 1. Monorails.
SHUTTERBUG #328 Jan 1998 (v.27#3) pg. 188

The "baby" Speed Graphic camera. Tips on understanding and using the 2"x3" version.
SHUTTERBUG #328 Jan 1998 (v.27#3) pg. 204

Choices in 4x5 cameras. Part 2. Wooden, technical and other cameras.
SHUTTERBUG #331 Apr 1998 (v.27#6) pg. 94

Advantages of using a large format system, selecting the camera, and benefits available from altering the plane of focus.
SHUTTERBUG #341 Feb 1999 (v.28#4) pg. 44

Make your own custom ground glass to replace a view camera ground glass focusing panel.
SHUTTERBUG #358 Jul 2000 (v.29#9) pg. 246

Build an ultra-wide shift camera. This "bellowsless" 4x5 view camera is designed specifically for use with an ultra-wide lens (approximately equal to a 17mm lens on a 35mm camera). Part 1. Concept and basic camera design.
SHUTTERBUG #359 Aug 2000 (v.29#10) pg. 60

Build an ultra-wide shift camera. Part 2. Assembly and finishing.
SHUTTERBUG #360 Sep 2000 (v.29#11) pg. 237

Panoramic view cameras. Procedure for turning a 4x5, 5x7, or 8x10 view camera into a panoramic camera that makes two or three images on a single sheet of film.
SHUTTERBUG #376 Jan 2002 (v.31#3) pg. 203