16″ x 20″ cameras

Here are two of the 16″ x 20″ cameras I have made for ‘New Australian Plants and Animals’. ‘Mark I’ started out life being 90cm long before I cut it down to 70cm. The change in length took it from a portrait to landscape camera by changing the focal distance from 3m to 10m. ’Mark III’ overcomes the need for being cut down to change the focal distance by telescoping in on itself.

Both cameras take 16″ x 20″ B+W photographic paper as negatives. The huge recording surface results in high fidelity images, especially in the middle where it is sharpest.

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