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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Neat! So you'll know, Commercial Ektars are all f/6.3. I don't b'lieve there was a 12"/4.5 Ektar.

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Neat! So you'll know, Commercial Ektars are all f/6.3. I don't b'lieve there was a 12"/4.5 Ektar.
    You are right. I think I mis-typed. I believe the camera is a Commercial View. The lens is not the 6.3 commercial Ektar, but rather the Kodak 12" Ektar 4.5 in an Ilex 5 shutter. I believe these were the continuation/renaming of the Kodak Anastigmats. Either way, Im happy to have the extra stop, though I am a bit worried about a top shutter speed of 1/50 with the Ilex 5.

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    Re: Show off your camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Knowles View Post
    My first day in the field with my 4x5. The coat served as a dark cloth and camera cover (overcast with showers) when not in use by me.

    Thanks Scott, Enjoy the first day photography.

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I recently came upon this Burke & James view camera and after seeing the condition, essentially unused, and the low price I had to grab it up. The only apology is a few paint flakes in the underside of the bed likely causes by wood expansion and contraction over the last 50 or 60 years. The area that is usually the most worn on these cameras is the lip of the back where the film holder is inserted. This camera didn't have any wear in that area at all. Everything is rigid and clamps down nicely and the bellows are looking great. I also made a conversion lens board so I can use my Linhoff style boards on this camera.

    B&J 5x7 Commercial View Camera by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
    Brass is a metal alloy, not a lens type - MichaelE

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon N View Post
    Okay, so tonight I wanted to play around with some new strobe gear and ended up making an image that I liked. My 4x5 camera just happened to be the subject, but it got me to thinking..

    I figure that we are all proud of our cameras in one way or another. It may be your first camera as you just start to learn, it may be that shiny new toy that the gearhead in all of us gets excited about, or it may be a trusted companion that's been with you for years. Regardless - our cameras are our conduit to making the images that we care about.

    So here's your chance - show off your baby!
    (LF cameras only, of course)


    I love 4x5 camera, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop.

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Nice camera Ryan!

    Why not also share how you shot the image with details?
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