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VIEW CAMERA [2 records]

Record 1 - external organization data 2021-03-18


Subject field(s)
  • Compartment – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Museums and Heritage (General)

view camera: an item in the "Photographic Tools and Equipment" class of the "Tools and Equipment for Communication" category.


  • Tiroir – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Muséologie et patrimoine (Généralités)

chambre photographique : objet de la classe «Outils et équipement photographiques» de la catégorie «Outillage et équipement pour la communication».


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Record 2 2004-08-04


Subject field(s)
  • Audiovisual Techniques and Equipment
  • Photography

A camera that incorporates ground glass viewing, and includes most of the following features: a long bellows, a rising and falling front, horizontal and vertical swings, lateral shift of front and back, and either a reversible or a rotating back.


View camera [is] a term that applies to cameras that produce an individual image size of 5" X 4" or larger. It is most often found in a studio, and is sometimes even called a "studio camera", although the view camera can be transported and set up in the field.


The view camera's versatility is valuable for the correction of distortions in architectural, close-up and illustrative photography.

Key term(s)
  • press-and-view camera
  • view-and-press camera


  • Audiovisuel (techniques et équipement)
  • Photographie

Appareil de photographie utilisé par les professionnels et ayant généralement la plupart des perfectionnements suivants : long soufflet, décentrement de l'objectif, dos à bascule, etc.


La chambre photographique, employée notamment dans les studios de photographe, a pendant longtemps été préférée pour la photographie architecturale.


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