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Daqlon
15-Apr-2008, 22:28
I just bought a my first 4x5 camera, but actually it is really old camera and I didn't find too much info about, some people write little bit but not much. Do you guys used this camera and lens before or do you know where can I get more info about. Please let me know. This camera older than my grandpa, hopefully it will work.

Thanks

Gene McCluney
16-Apr-2008, 07:37
That looks like a Baco View to me, with a non-factory handle.

Merg Ross
16-Apr-2008, 07:56
Made by the Brand Camera Company in Los Angeles, this is a very solid view camera. I believe the "17" refers to bellows length. The camera was designed to be used hand held as well as tripod mounted. The front standard can be moved back to the tripod mount for short lenses, although not a good camera for shorter than around a 127mm lens in my opinion. The revolving back featutre is something found on more expensive cameras. I bought mine used in 1953, so it may be older than you think!

Daqlon
16-Apr-2008, 10:03
Made by the Brand Camera Company in Los Angeles, this is a very solid view camera. I believe the "17" refers to bellows length. The camera was designed to be used hand held as well as tripod mounted. The front standard can be moved back to the tripod mount for short lenses, although not a good camera for shorter than around a 127mm lens in my opinion. The revolving back featutre is something found on more expensive cameras. I bought mine used in 1953, so it may be older than you think!

Thanks a lot
Do you know which holders fit to this camera. I heard ground glass and back part is kind of small.

Glenn Thoreson
16-Apr-2008, 11:20
Any modern 4X5 holder will fit your 4X5 camera.
Enjoy!

Daqlon
16-Apr-2008, 11:28
Any modern 4X5 holder will fit your 4X5 camera.
Enjoy!

Thanks a lot