Not officially mine........ yet............... but.................

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by 480sparky, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    .....I'm seriously thinking of dropping the dime for it.


    Cambo 4x5 monorail. Comes with a case, a Calumet 8½"[215mm]/4.8 (convertible to 14"[355mm]/10!) with an Ilex No 3 shutter and a Calumet 150mm/6.3 with Copal 0. Both lenses are on boards, and a reflex finder/focuser to boot. No film holders, but I have several now.

    The only issue I can find so far is one of the springs that holds the back on is very very weak. This means the focus screen is not tight on one side, and it also won't hold the film holders in properly. But I think I can jerry-rig it until I can get a proper fix done.

    I haven't tested the shutters for speed accuracy, nor actually run some film through to verify no light leaks, but the bellows is 100% good.

    Not the Sinar P2 I've been asking Santa for, but this may satisfy my thirst for a 4x5 rail.
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
  3. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    That was one of my choices when I was shopping for a 4x5 field camera. I ended up getting the Shen Hao.
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I have always wanted a Press camera with flash as seen in the old movies.
  6. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    Checking for light leaks, I ran a single sheet through it.


    Lookin' good!
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