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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    I've bought this 4x5 camera more than two years ago and despite my best attempts, I was never able to identify it. It does look a lot like an old Korona form the 1920-1930's, except that the front standard does not move along the rail (not front focus - it features all the other four movements, however). Here are some pictures that will hopefully help you.



    For those of you who wonder, the lens is a german Laack Anastigmat Pololyt 135/4.5, quite an oddity by itself, with very little info on the net.







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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    Phillipe,

    I can't see your pictures, but, it's not one of these is it?

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/gundlach/crit.htm

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/gundlach/home.htm

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/gundlach/pict.htm

    Steve

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    Can't see them, really? Any others who can't?

    Anyway, I've known the site you suggest for ages and while the cameras you point to often look strikingly familiar to me, there are always some differences; usually the most similar cameras in the Korona line were not made in 4x5 size (and there is no mention of the 2x3 reducing back that I also own).

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    When I try to view the images I receive the message, "Non autorisť".
    Politically, aerodynamically, and fashionably incorrect.

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    Can you see them now?

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    I can see the pix. It looks like a B&J to me, but I've been known to be wrong before.

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    The trouble is that it does not look like the old B&J models depicted on www.fiberq.com - perhaps a later model?

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    Looks like an old Century, made of cherry, formats were 7x5, 4x5, 8x10, and quarterplate. Produced in the 1800's through the early 1900's and the company was bought out and re-named and eventually became Graflex.

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    Yeah, maybe a later model. It also has a certain resemblance to the Korona Pictorial View. It is a bit of a puzzler. Obviously a nice camera.

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    Help with old 4x5 camera identification

    Quote: "When I try to view the images I receive the message, "Non autorisť".

    Odds are, it's a setting in the security or privacy of your web browser and / or firewall. Try toggling "allow images from thrid party websites" - or something to that effect under your optics or settings / preferences in your web browser. These setting can make a big differnce when you are surfing not just here, but other web sites.

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