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    B+J 6x17???

    Hey,

    I had a quick conversation with Frank Gohlke last night. Asked him about his 6x17 stuff. He said that Burke and James made a back for the his 5x7.

    A lil bit of internet searching didn't really lead me to any view camera back (but I did see that they used to make/carry a panorama camera with a 120mm angulon).

    Anyone have info on this thing?

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    Re: B+J 6x17???

    B&J converted surplus WWII Navy Torpedo Cameras into panoramic cameras. You can do the same—http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-WWII-NAV...-/350356413964

    I did this a few years ago. I stripped out all the unnecessary bits and installed a 120 Super Symmar HM, and a finder from the late and missed Peter Gowland, and used it as a fixed focus camera. Worked quite well.

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    Re: B+J 6x17???

    Yeah, I saw those but I don't think that was what Frank was talking about--looks to be a bit too big for what he was backpacking around with.

    Maybe he's mis-remembering.

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    Re: B+J 6x17???

    Maybe he used just a Torpedo Camera film back that was adapted to a regular camera? The backs themselves aren't all that large.

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