ARCA-SWISS released their very first cameras during the 1950s, and they soon created a reputation for being precise and
flexible. Engineered for stability, modular design, and easily transportable, these cameras were equally proficient at studio and field work. Ansel Adams employed a camera made by ARCA-SWISS near the last part of his long photographic livelihood. Original Arcas were built to the highest quality standards, while many still being used by professional and amateur advanced photographers today.
The Blackbird, Fly camera, a twin lens reflex provides a totally different optical pathway from ordinary SLR or a digital point & shoot camera. It sports a double of lenses, one above each other. The bottom 'shooting' lens, captures the image, contains the shutter and aperture and assemblies and allows the light into the film plane located in back of it. The top 'viewing' lens is there solely for composing the image and contains a reflex mirror that propels it up towards to a parallel ground glass protected by a chimney smoke stack hood
Leica S2 Camera
Announced Sep 23, 2008
38 megapixels | 3″ screen | Medium format sensor
The Leica S2 SLR Digital Camera offers the incredible
imaging quality of digital medium-format in a compact ergonomic design.
the body is similar in form to a modern 35mm DSLR. Well-designed
controls and a simplified menu system make navigating the camera fast
and highly intuitive.
If you are using a Nikon digital single lens reflex, Horseman now gives you an opportunity to add full bellows functions -- like in a
view camera with the Horseman LD View Camera. Using the LD maintains all of the cameras normal functions (except for auto focus functions of course), and you can attach any standard medium or large format camera lens (including those with Hasselblad and Mamiya mounts).
This is essentially the same camera your Great Grandfather used in the late 1800s, except for the advent of modern lens coatings and much better film. In short, these cameras take such large negatives/chromes that 30"x38" enlargements show essentially no grain. There are many other advantages to view cameras, such as plane movements, changing film type after each shot, and access to a huge variety of lens types and manufacturers. This Wista camera is made by Tachihara