As most of you know, those who are new to the large format field are often confused by the differences between the three types of camera back we often encounter.

I have just posted to my informational site, The Pumpkin, a new tutorial article, "Large Format Camera Backs", available here:

It describes and distinguishes the three back types (with photographs) and gives insight into the historical evolution that led to them.

As always, I certainly welcome comments, corrections, or suggested additions to this article.