Most photographers are familiar with three types of cameras: the DSLR, mirrorless, and rangefinder. However, a fourth type, the TLR, offers a completely different and rather fun medium format film shooting experience. Though they have largely been overtaken by other designs, you can still find them on the used market, and this great video shows you the experience of shooting with one.
Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this awesome video shows the experience of shooting medium format film portraits using a TLR (twin-lens reflex) camera. Most of us are familiar with DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and rangefinders, but TLRs use an entirely different mechanism. Two lenses of the same focal length are stacked one on top of each other. One is used for taking the actual photo, while the other is reflected via a mirror (thus "reflex") up to a focusing screen (with the focus of both locked in sync), thus encouraging the photographer to shoot at waist level. The viewfinder lens was often of a lower quality since it was only used for composing an image. TLRs eventually fell out of favor due to their relatively complex design, but you can still grab them on the used market, with most shooting 6x6 square images. Check out the video above to see what the experience is like!