The Calumet Cadet is the most flexible form of camera. Most types of modern digital and analog cameras (in the medium format and 35mm ranges) can adjust only focus and zoom. A view camera can alter the tilt and vertical position of the film in relation to the lens, which is vital in architectural photography to avoid the 35mm problem of buildings seeming to be huge at the bottom and tiny at the top.
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