This Calumet Cadet is a monorail view camera, a recent addition to a line of cameras with an extremely long history. View cameras were popularized by Ansel Adams and his photographs of the American west and use sheet film rather than rolls. The Cadet uses 4-by-5-inch sheets of film, while Adams primarily used a camera that shot 8-by-10-inch sheets, or four times the surface area.
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