(American, b. 1955)
Gift of the Artist 2019.305
The mechanical simplicity of twin lens reflex cameras makes them cheaper to manufacture and more durable.
Twin lens reflex cameras are held at around waist level; photographers look down into the camera instead of holding it up to their eyes. It has two separate lenses. The top one is the viewfinder, through which the photographer frames the picture; the bottom one is the lens through which the picture is actually shot. The rollers holding the roll film snake around the bottom lens.
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