Process and Copy Cameras, Continued
Copy cameras are similar to process cameras but smaller. Many copy
cameras are simply small-format cameras (lens and focal plane) on stands
with copyboards (copy plane) and adjustable light systems.
Lenses for copy cameras are usually not interchangeable unless the camera
used in the stand is a detachable small-format camera. Generally, copy
camera lenses are 50mm in length with some lenses having super close-up
The camera back or film plane may house 35mm, 120mm, or instant-imaging
The film type used in the film back may be negative- or positive-
imaging or color or black-and-white film or paper.
Copy cameras adjust in the same way as small-format cameras. Load the
film into the film back. Set the ISO and select a shutter speed and/or
Copy cameras have a shutter-release button or a cable release connected to
the shutter-release button. The cable release minimizes camera movement
when the shutter is depressed.
Figure 7-7 compares a shutter-release button with a cable release.
Figure 7-7.Shutter releases: A. Shutter-release
button; B. Cable release.