Which is the large Camera that you have seen ever?

Zeidora

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I own an ArcaSwiss 4x5" compact classic with a bunch of glass, a few bellows and accessories. Most LF cameras I've seen was at a workshop out in Joshua Tree National Park. About a dozen or so, I think up to 8x10", no ULF, as far as I recall.

Below is an image of one of my set-ups and the resulting images of a coral mushroom. Was particularly fun with inverted column, so adjusting focal plane with image upside down and camera controls upside down was a bit of a brain tester.
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LDS

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Sep 14, 2012
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Hi Kieth.
but how big is that camera, point and shoot or large format? :unsure::D
Hubble Wide Field Camera is quite large - it's just 16 megapixel, though, and it does use a mirror:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/hubble-space-telescope-wide-field-camera-3

There are other different "cameras" onboard.

The largest camera I've seen and used (briefly) is a Sinar 8"x10" one. Here it is while attending a course about landscape photography with large format cameras, the lens and hood have not been attached yet, he was explaining the camera movements. Fully mirrorless, though. In the background the camera suitcase showing the wide angle bellows:

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He has even a larger 20"x24" built I believe by Stenopeika (https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/stenopeika-2024se2-folding-camera/), used for wet-collodion plates, but I've just seen the images and not the camera yet.
 
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privatebydesign

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The one that I like the best is the 40" x 80" Polaroid Joe McNally used for some of his work, most notably the Ground Zero series. Adorama have been very supportive in the sponsoring of that series and it's results. https://blog.joemcnally.com/2008/07/08/welcome-adorama/
I haven't seen the camera but have seen the prints/positives.

But there are bigger, much bigger. Several people have made truck cameras and trailer cameras,
And even boat cameras
https://ubermutproject.com/2boats/

Then there are old tourist things like this
 
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Hubble Wide Field Camera is quite large - it's just 16 megapixel, though, and it does use a mirror:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/hubble-space-telescope-wide-field-camera-3

There are other different "cameras" onboard.

The largest camera I've seen and used (briefly) is a Sinar 8"x10" one. Here it is while attending a course about landscape photography with large format cameras, the lens and hood have not been attached yet, he was explaining the camera movements. Fully mirrorless, though. In the background the camera suitcase showing the wide angle bellows:

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He has even a larger 20"x24" built I believe by Stenopeika (https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/stenopeika-2024se2-folding-camera/), used for wet-collodion plates, but I've just seen the images and not the camera yet.
Just amazing!
 
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If you go to the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum you can see a U-2 camera that's whopping huge, which I have seen. I think the CIA museum has an A-12 camera that's even larger but I haven't been there.
 

LDS

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How about blocking off a corridor at UNB, and creating a 8 foot square pinhole camera? That’s the largest I have seen, and also the least portable.....
Photographer Abelardo Morell turns rooms into cameras - he travels just with the few tools needed, first he used a pure pinhole, than he added a lens for clearer result. So it's still portable, aiming it could be a different issue...