The 4x5-inch camera is one of
many formats used in the Army today.
It is used for portraits, full-
reports, and copy.
The list can go
on and on.
The most commonly used
4x5-inch format camera is the 4x5
portable and can be carried around
by the photographer from location to
location without too much trouble.
This type of camera is usable for
performing copy photography, but it
functions and capabilities.
A better suited camera is the
view camera (fig 1-2).
This camera is portable, but must be
used together with a tripod. It has
compensating factors that are needed
when using this type of camera for
(1). The 16-inch bellows gives you
the capability to use a variety of
focal length lenses.
you to move in very close for small
objects like wall maps and charts.
It has front and back adjustments
that swing, rise, and tilt.
(2). Later in this lesson we will
discuss the function and operation
of the 4x5-inch view camera (KS
4x5 view camera.