This is a picture of a view camera with lines drawn through the film plane, the lens plane and also showing the subject plane.  All three planes cross at the Scheimpflug Line.

Illustration of the Scheimpflug Rule for view cameras. Since we just see the edges of the planes in this diagram, the planes are drawn as lines. And the Scheimpflug Line is shown as a dot.

Learn about limitations of the Scheimpflug Principle.

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