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12-Jun-2000, 22:07
A friend of mine bought a Seneca view camera in beautiful shape at a flea market .it has a plate that says competitor camera seneca camera company rodchester ny. Its a 6.5x8.5? and like I said in almost perfect cond. the bellows leak like hel l but that can be fixed.My question is does any know the worth of a camera like this or someone that would know the worth.My friend wants to convert it to 5x7 b ut wants to know if its to valuable to toy with. Any info helpful.-J

12-Jun-2000, 22:42
unless you have certification that this once belonged to Ansel Adams, the 5x7 back and new bellows will significantly increase its value in the present market.

Wayne Campbell
13-Jun-2000, 12:05
Check out this website:


for a story on the Seneca Competitor 8x10. I, too, have a Seneca 5x7 Improved model and am looking for a reducing back to take it from 5x7 to 4x5.

Brian Ellis
15-Jun-2000, 22:36
Seneca cameras of various formats and vintages come up for sale on e bay fairly frequently. You could check the auction history section of e bay to get an idea of the prices they've been going for.