It seems to me I read in the past a recollection by Ansel Adams about the job of finding and fixing holes in the bellows but unfortunately I cannot find the source (was it "The Camera" book? Or maybe "Examples: The Making Of 40 Photographs"?).

From what I understood, a little hole in the bellows acts as an accidental pinhole camera and gives a very weak image which is anyway disturbing the main image.

I guess it was (it is still now?) a very common problem with the folding camera and so maybe it was described by many others photographers apart from Ansel Adams.

Is there anyone who can provide me a source/reference?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Why not just ask how to repair holes in bellows? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Feb 14 at 20:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelC because I am interested in the original source of the quotation. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15 at 7:23


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