Selecting a Camera

In selecting a camera remember that every ounce in weight counts as two

when on the long trail, and that to have to carry it in your hand is

most troublesome and inconvenient. The folding camera, which can be hung

over your shoulder with a strap, is therefore the best; and do not try

to carry plates, they are too heavy. It is of little use to consult the

clerk of a photographic supply shop about the style of camera you should

buy. As a rule he is not chosen for his knowledge of the goods, and his

advice may be worse than none. The better plan is to secure descriptive

catalogues from dealer or manufacturer before investing, and study them

well. The catalogues will tell you the price, the size, the weight, and

_what kind of work_ each variety of camera will do, and you will learn

the advantages and limitations of many before deciding upon one.