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    5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Which 5x7 cameras had as standard or available equipment a folding focusing hood integrated with the rear standard or ground glass assembly? I can think of these:

    5x7 Speed Graphic
    Various models of 5x7 Graflex
    Various models of 5x7 Burke & James
    Various models of 5x7 Linhof Technika

    What am I missing?

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    The 5x7 Home Portrait Graflex came equipped with focusing hoods on both the top and back.
    Last edited by Jason Greenberg Motamedi; 11-Apr-2019 at 17:02. Reason: Fixed my typo, thanks Oren

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Home Portrait Graflex, no? I had one of those, still own a Press Graflex. Or was there a 5x7 Graphic view camera other than the Speed?

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Are you also interested in 13x18cm cameras? If so many Ernemann, Contessa Nettel, Zeiss, ICA folding and klapp style cameras had this style of hood. I think it was a common feature on many European makes and models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Home Portrait Graflex, no? I had one of those, still own a Press Graflex. Or was there a 5x7 Graphic view camera other than the Speed?
    Yes, Home Portrait Graflex, you are right

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Oops, forgot the Rittreck View, in its native 5x7 format!

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreenBlue View Post
    Are you also interested in 13x18cm cameras? If so many Ernemann, Contessa Nettel, Zeiss, ICA folding and klapp style cameras had this style of hood. I think it was a common feature on many European makes and models.
    Ah, good point, thanks! Am I correct in thinking that these cameras generally were designed to use proprietary plate holders rather than standard cut film holders? Of course, one can often adapt with film sheaths.

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Linhof Standard pre war 5X7 folding viewer

    Mine uses standard DDS and is not a conversion

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Ah, good point, thanks! Am I correct in thinking that these cameras generally were designed to use proprietary plate holders rather than standard cut film holders? Of course, one can often adapt with film sheaths.
    Yes, my impression is that the most common form was the single sided metal plate holder.

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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    My 5x7 Technika 5 has the folding hood.The back was made for film holders only and has the handy bail.

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