Took a chance on a Kodak 2-D from a non photographer seller on flea bay... Camera had the extra extension rail and looked like the sliding tripod block was there too... Also included was a blank lensboard and as the seller described it a 4x5 back...
Well on opening the package this morning the first thing that greeted my eyes was a 5x7 reducing back very happy about that mistake! The ground glass on both backs is a bit grubby but no cracks.. the sliding block is there and the extra rail fits and works... all movements work and surprisingly smooth too! The bellows is light tight too.. as far as I have checked quickly in the darkroom with a torch
I have a after market linhof adapter board so can use my other lenses... the board was to big so I had to shave it some... but it does the job.... but as I said I have (what looks like) an original blank lensboard, not even a hole drilled in it.. so just need a petzval and packard shutter now
Anyhow.. here she is: (without rail and 5x7 back in this shot) with my fujinon 250mm
I think she is rather beautiful.... and I think it was worth every cent of the 500$ I paid... especially seeing how complete she is!