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Camera Anatomy
Well another grandiose title for a subject that will be presented here in greatly simplified form. All cameras basically consist of a light tight box with light sensitive material at one end and a lens at the opposite end, well okay not pin hole cameras - they do without the lens. Within that basic concept are a number of ways of achieving the same end, below are what I consider to be the six principle forms of camera in common circulation. Although bear in mind that a considerable degree of cross fertilization exists between these types, eg. bellows cameras fitted with rangefinders.

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Box Cameras

Folding Bellows Cameras

Viewfinder Cameras

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Rangefinder Cameras

Twin Lens Reflex Cameras

Single Lens Reflex Cameras

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 Plate Cameras

Shutter Mechanisms

 Aperture/Diaphragm

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