B & J View (4x5) Lens Boards?

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  1. magic823

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    What lensboards do a B & J 4x5 View camera take?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     

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    I'm watching that one too....good luck.

    It looks like this one is fitted with some sort of adapter board...perhaps to allow one to use a standard size - maybe Toyo field or Graphic?
     
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    According to my 1959 B&J Catalog it should take a 5 1/4" lens board. That adapter may be for the 3 5/8 metal speed graphic type boards or it may be 4X4. There's definitely an adapter there though.
     
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    Dibs!!!!

    Then I'll sell you my Omega 45D.

    Steve
     
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    OK. Go for it. I'll back off....GOOD LUCK! It looks reaaly nice...and comes with the rear extension too!
     
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    I don't know about that one, but my B&J monorail (Orbit) and my B&J press both take 4" boards. Some of the wood ones are even stamped "Burke and James".

    Matt
     
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    Mine are both 4 " metal boards...even my 5 x 7 is a 4 inch board
     
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    Bad Brad! Bad Brad!

    Do you really want another eBay purchase in the mail before you get to trade your car in on an 8x10?

    Matt
     
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    BTW, I didn't get it. My snipe got sniped.
     
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    LOL....Well, when it was at $78 it was a no-brainer...I see it went for over $200. Far more than I was willing to go.
     
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    My B&J Grover takes a 5 1/4" board.
     
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    That is not an adapter on that B&J, it is the end of the bellows. They are folded inward and seat around the lens I guess to improve the light trap. I have one just like it except stripped of that horrid paint sitting here with me. Someone cut that junk out of mine. They look good in stain and lacquer.
     
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    Yeah, I have been looking at my 5x7 B&J field camera, thinking, if I take it apart and refinish it, how long (in years) before I get it back together again. I might just leave it BS Gray.

    tim in san jose