B is for Bellows – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

B is for Bellows

Many older cameras possess bellows, an expandable dark chamber connecting the lens of the camera body to the camera body where the film is.

Polaroid Land Camera – The 800. 1957-1962

By being expandable, the position of the lens relative to the film can be changed to focus the image.

The Brownie Automatic. Also called the No. 2A Folding Pocket Brownie, Model A. A folding camera manufactured from 1910 to 1915.

More practically, being able to move the lens means that a camera can be folded up to a smaller size, therefore making it more convenient to carry.

Jiffy Kodak six-20. 1933-1937

See the other 25 letters of the 2020 A to Z challenge from Animal’s Place by clicking here! All about how cameras work!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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