1-12. You should be familiar enough with the various functions of the 4x5-inch
view camera, that you can operate it properly in order to get the best results
when you do copy work.
8x10-INCH COPY CAMERA FUNCTION
The 8x10-inch copy camera KS-7A, is a studio-type camera that can be
operated in either the vertical or the horizontal position.
camera is used for copying photographs, line drawings, and other flat copy; or,
for making enlargements, reductions, and photographs of bulky objects.
1-14. DESCRIPTION OF CAMERA.
We will first identify the major components and
then we will talk about the functions of each of the major components, (fig 1-
46). The camera consists of a camera body, two carriages, a 4x5 focusing back,
an 8x10 focusing back, two front movement mechanisms, two handwheel assemblies,
a camera bed, and an easel.
a. Camera body.
The camera body includes the following:
A front frame for mounting the lens assembly.
The front frame
contains a front stationary plate and two front
(horizontal and vertical).
A front bellows and a rear bellows, which provide a flexible
light-tight compartment (body).
A center frame for securing the bellows in the center of the
A rear frame for mounting the focusing backs.
A clip at each
corner of the rear frame provides the means for securing the focusing back
to the rear frame.
b. Carriages. The front and rear carriages are castings that are secured
to the front and rear frames respectively.
The carriages house the camera
movement and locking mechanisms and the slides that side on the tubular guide