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    good book to help me out

    Hi All
    Just joined LFP group and just bought a Linhof. I've been a practicing professional for 20 year but from a photojournalism background so never really did the 5x4 thing. really want a good book to explain the best way to use a 5x4 - just can't get my head round the use of front and back standards. Any easy to read in plain english the basics.
    Understand all other aspects - it just that get the most of of being able to correcting verticals and getting the most of of focussing etc etc. Please help
    Many thanks
    John

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    Re: good book to help me out

    Jim Stone, Steve Simmons and Leslie Stroebel have written easy to understand books on view camera technique. A quick search will find them.

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    Re: good book to help me out

    I highly recommend Steve Simmons' "Using the View Camera". It has a very good section explaining the camera movements.
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    Re: good book to help me out

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stahlke View Post
    I highly recommend Steve Steve Simmons’ “Using the View Camera.” It has a very good section explaining the camera movements.
    I agree – the images of wooden building blocks, and how front & back movements change their appearance, is a fun touch. The building blocks will appeal to people who never did well in school and preferred playing to book learning.

    And when it’s time for a break from all the learning, you can turn to page 105 for the very good section on Cindy Crawford.

    Not even Ansel Adams’ The Camera can do that.

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    Re: good book to help me out

    Stroebel's View Camera Basics uses blocks to explain movements, as well. No Cindy Crawford, though.
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    Re: good book to help me out

    thanks everyone - Just ordered both - bedtime reading sorted. John

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    Re: good book to help me out

    No blocks for me! Legos!

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