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Camera Parts and Functions

Major Camera Types

1. Rangefinder
-35mm film -fewer parts to break down -easily transported & lightweight, quiet -good quality images -what you see through the viewfinder is not exactly what you get in the final image

Major Camera Types

1. Rangefinder
-35mm film -fewer parts to break down -easily transported & lightweight, quiet -good quality images -what you see through the viewfinder is not exactly what you get in the final image

Major Camera Types

1. Rangefinder
-35mm film -fewer parts to break down -easily transported & lightweight, quiet -good quality images -what you see through the viewfinder is not exactly what you get in the final image

2. Single-lens Reflex
-35mm film -more parts to break than the rangefinder. -easily transported & lightweight…a bit heavier than a rangefinder -good quality images -whatever the lens sees, the photographer sees

2. Single-lens Reflex
-35mm film -more parts to break than the rangefinder. -easily transported & lightweight…a bit heavier than a rangefinder -good quality images -whatever the lens sees, the photographer sees

2. Single-lens Reflex
-35mm film -more parts to break than the rangefinder. -easily transported & lightweight…a bit heavier than a rangefinder -good quality images -whatever the lens sees, the photographer sees

2. Single-lens Reflex
-35mm film -more parts to break than the rangefinder. -easily transported & lightweight…a bit heavier than a rangefinder -good quality images -whatever the lens sees, the photographer sees

take-up spool

take-up spool

camera back

take-up spool sprockets

camera back

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder

camera back

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter

film advance lever

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter

film advance lever

shutter button

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial

film advance lever

shutter button

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism

pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

shutter button

film rewind

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror film rewind

shutter button

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind

shutter button

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 60 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 60 125 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 60 125 250 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 60 125 250 500 BULB

take-up spool sprockets viewfinder film compartment

camera back viewfinder prism aperture pressure plate rewind release button tripod mount shutter shutter speed dial hot shoe

film advance lever

reflex mirror shutter film rewind film

shutter button

aperture ring

2 2.8

4

5.6

8

11

16

22

lens

1 2 4 8 15 30 60 125 250 500 1000 BULB

this is a Pentax K1000

this is a Pentax K1000

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is a Pentax K1000

shutter speed dial

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring ASA/ISO:
film speed selector

this is an Olympus OM-1

this is an Olympus OM-1

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

this is an Olympus OM-1

shutter speed ring

turn to select your shutter speed

aperture ring

ASA/ISO:
film speed selector

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen
see what settings you’re using

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen
see what settings you’re using

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen
see what settings you’re using

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen
see what settings you’re using

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

main dial (“the wheel”)

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

LCD screen
see what settings you’re using

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

main dial (“the wheel”)
scroll between options

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

“L” means off (LOCK)

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

means the camera makes all the choices for you

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

“P” means “Program” this is a lot like except you can change some settings

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

“Tv” means shutter speed priority - this means you control the shutter speed & the camera chooses the right aperture for you

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

“Av” means aperture priority - this means you control the aperture & the camera chooses the right shutter speed for you

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

“M” means manual you control BOTH the shutter speed & aperture

this is a Canon EOS Rebel G

command dial
choose the mode from which you’re shooting

parts of a

lens

parts of a

lens

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lens

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aperture ring

parts of a

lens

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aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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depth of field scale aperture ring
turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

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lens

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distance scale depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

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lens

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distance scale

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture this doesn’t move

depth of field scale aperture ring
turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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distance scale

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture this doesn’t move

depth of field scale aperture ring
turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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focusing ring distance scale

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture this doesn’t move

depth of field scale aperture ring
turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

lens

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focusing ring
turn to get your subject in focus

distance scale

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture this doesn’t move

depth of field scale aperture ring
turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens

parts of a

zoom

lens

parts of a

zoom

lens

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aperture ring

parts of a

zoom

lens

}

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens

}

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens

}
}

depth of field scale aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens

}
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depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens

}
}

depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens
}

distance scale depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

}
}

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens
}

distance scale

}
}

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture

depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

lens
}

distance scale

}
}

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture

depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

}
}

lens
focusing ring

distance scale

}
}

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture

depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use

parts of a

zoom

}
}

lens
focusing ring
pull / push to zoom in or out (change the focal length) turn to get your subject in focus

distance scale

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}

figure out the “wall of focus” for your aperture

depth of field scale
this doesn’t move

aperture ring

turn to select the aperture you wish to use