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    Re: Let's talk about early Linhof cameras

    Mine is also missing a pop up peep sight.

    It has the four screw marks in the leather.

    Whenever I see one I want to try it. But I have no plans to modify this gem.

    The bellows are perfect.

    These clam shell cameras store well.
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    Re: Let's talk about early Linhof cameras

    I had to fix a number of pinholes in my bellows, which are original. Electrical tape worked fine. I think I want to replace them at some point - fire engine red please .

    The 4 sheets of 5x7 are drying. They all look great - no light-leaks or anything. I didn't cover the bellows with my dark cloth.
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    Re: Let's talk about early Linhof cameras

    Randy - I read the "Collectiblend" pages a bit more thoroughly and it seems my camera is definitely a Standard, while yours is a Technika.

    https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Li...a-(13x18).html

    I though this entry detailing "Luftwaffeneigentum" cameras for the German Air Force was interesting:

    https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Li...ntum'.html

    The really interesting thing is two tiny details I picked out on the front standard that my camera matches, while on the "Technika" page, is slightly different - the screw on the bottom of the front standard and possibly the way the front standard goes into the "grooves" for different lenses. I've also not seen any other serial #'s in the 20k block. I wonder if it's possible that this is what I have. In fact, I just found a photo of a Luftwaffe Linhof and wouldn't you know, there's a rectangular area on my camera that has been sanded down where it would have been marked, and the previous owner put his name there. Hmm.....I'll be interested to hear what the book says about this if you don't mind!

    Anyway, here's a photo I shot today.

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    Re: Let's talk about early Linhof cameras

    Mine is (was) very similar - except for the movement pins on the back. Got it at a yard sale years ago for fifty bucks. Great camera! I said "was" similar because I've cannibalized it to cobble its 5x7 rotating back and bellows onto one of my own (Layton) 4x5 cameras - works like a charm! I've also re-purposed the Linhof's focus bed for use on my DIY horizontal enlarger. But all is not lost! I've got all of the parts so that I can, someday, reassemble the Linhof and make it whole!

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