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Title:HOW TO PREPARE AN 'L' TYPE CAMERA [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 872
Summary: RAF training film for groundcrew on how to make ready an aerial camera for flight, probably 1918.
Description: A man in the uniform of an RFC flight sergeant prepares the camera on a workbench. First the lens cap is removed and the lens cleaned. Then he sets the blind aperture and the exposure indicator to zero. He shows how the shutter operation works. The locking pin secures the exposure indicator. The plate magazine is fitted and opened. A Bowden release, enabling the observer to control the camera from a distance, is fitted. Finally, the demonstrator shows how to unload the plates from the camera safely.