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The ABC of Photography – Bellows

Bellows

A concertinaed tube made of flexible, light-proof material that separates a lens from the camera body. Bellows were first used on very early cameras in the mid-19th century, and are still used on large-format equipment (such as the Ebony view cameras) today. They allow the plane of focus to be adjusted via a swing and tilt mechanism. Bellows are also used instead of extension rings on SLR cameras for making more finely adjustable macro images.

 

 

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

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