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GG12
26-Aug-2019, 03:30
Anyone know what this is? Saw at a camera dealers, and while itís way beyond me, love was in the air. Comes with some sort of film back.. maybe 7x17?

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Tin Can
26-Aug-2019, 04:36
That was auto spellcheck mistake!

Of course it’s a Korona with their signature spring back.

I have the 7x17. Very lightweight.

Michael Roberts
26-Aug-2019, 04:46
That there looks like one of them old Korona Panoramic View camories...http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/gundlach/pan.htm

5x12, 7x17, or 8x20

Tin Can
26-Aug-2019, 05:37
A caution, film holders can prove to be difficult to source and most importantly FIT.

It is best to buy the camera with holders.

There are a lot of threads here about that.


Anyone know what this is? Saw at a camera dealers, and while itís way beyond me, love was in the air. Comes with some sort of film back.. maybe 7x17?

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Oren Grad
26-Aug-2019, 05:52
That there looks like one of them old Korona Panoramic View camories...http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/gundlach/pan.htm

5x12, 7x17, or 8x20

Hard to tell for sure because of the angle, but from the aspect ratio and the size relative to the hand, it looks as though it could be the Korona 12x20 banquet camera.

Tin Can
26-Aug-2019, 06:01
Maybe not Central Camera, but that would be the most logical location.

The floor is wrong, but their floors vary.

Here are pics by Amy from inside CC in 2012, https://foursquare.com/v/central-camera-company/4a735cc2f964a52044dc1fe3

GG12
26-Aug-2019, 06:08
Thanks for all the good ID. Its at Tamarkin. Got a lot of old Linhof gear too... anyone need a NOS tripod, built like a tank....

Louis Pacilla
26-Aug-2019, 06:19
Hard to tell for sure because of the angle, but from the aspect ratio and the size relative to the hand, it looks as though it could be the Korona 12x20 banquet camera.

Hey Oren having owned a 8x20 Korona Panoramic and being I own a 12x20 Korona Banquet camera I can say with 100% assurances this is NOT a 12x20 Banquet camera. The Banquet camera only has a hinged front extension with no provisions for adding an extension to the rear track of the camera bed. Not to mention the size as the 12x20 is much larger hunk when pulled from it's case.

Tin Can
26-Aug-2019, 06:20
I know Tamarkin, great owner.

A few of my friends exhibited in his https://www.tamarkin.com/leicagallery

Oren Grad
26-Aug-2019, 06:58
Hey Oren having owned a 8x20 Korona Panoramic and being I own a 12x20 Korona Banquet camera I can say with 100% assurances this is NOT a 12x20 Banquet camera. The Banquet camera only has a hinged front extension with no provisions for adding an extension to the rear track of the camera bed. Not to mention the size as the 12x20 is much larger hunk when pulled from it's case.

Fair 'nuf! I just put a ruler to the screen, and it looks like my eyes were deceiving me - the aspect ratio seems within bounds for the panoramic cameras after all. Sorry for the inadequately-baked speculation... :o ...and thank you for the correction!

My own Korona is a 7x17.

William Whitaker
26-Aug-2019, 08:58
My money's on 7x17, but I've been wrong many times before.

Walk softly and carry a tape measure.

Jim Noel
26-Aug-2019, 09:14
It's definitely a 7x17. I regretted giving mine up because it got unwieldy for me when in my late 80's. I now have it's little brother a 5x12, but still long for my trusty 7x17.

alfredian
26-Aug-2019, 18:59
I have a Korona 7x17 and this looks like another. I put a ruler to the screen and given that the lens boards are 5.25" square (or so) the rear ground glass is about 18" or so - too small for an 8x20, to 7x17 is more likely. It's not bad getting film holders for the 7x17 ($405-450 range). This one looks lovely, at least very well kept. Does it come with the back rail set? Be careful - these things are addictive and the pano formats are (I think) less bulky/heavy than a similar full-frame). Go for it. --alfredian

John Kasaian
31-Aug-2019, 19:44
Anyone know what this is? Saw at a camera dealers, and while itís way beyond me, love was in the air. Comes with some sort of film back.. maybe 7x17?

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Sweet!