OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF STILL
In this lesson you will learn all the basic functions and operation of
the various parts of the following Skill Practice Camera Sets: the KS7A,
KS17A, and the KS99C. You will be able to identify each major component
and know its function, and have it work together with the rest to make a
You will be tested as you go from one section to the next, so that at
the end you will be able to pass the examination.
We will not cover anything pertaining to performing photography with
this camera, ONLY how the equipment works.
STILL PICTURE, CAMERA SET KS7A
Description of Camera
The camera consists of a camera body, two carriages, a 4" x 5"
focusing back, an 8" x 10" focusing back, two front movement mechanisms, two
handwheel assemblies, a camera bed, and an easel.
a. Camera body. The camera body includes the following:
(1) A front frame (figure 1) for mounting the lens assembly. The
front frame contains a front stationary plate and two front movement plates
(horizontal and vertical).
(2) A front bellows (figure 1) and a rear bellows which provide a
flexible lighttight compartment (body).
(3) A center frame for securing the bellows in the center of the
(4) 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.