Eastman 7x11 Banquet Camera

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Uncle Jim, May 18, 2007.

  1. Uncle Jim

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    Hi All,
    On the big auction site there is an Eastman No2 Banquet camera 7x11. This thing has a really strange looking lens board arrangement. Has anyone seen this arrangement before, and if so, can you tell me what it's purpose is. Can't imagin a lens with a larrge enough immage circle to be able to use that much shift.
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  2. jimgalli

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    They were commonly used to make 2 5X7 portraits on the single sheet of film. You could slide the board over and center it on each of your portraits. I have one like this. Nice because it doesn't complain with an 18" Verito or 16" Vitax up front.
     
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    Wow! $1625 for that bad boy. Guess I better go build a bellows for the one upstairs :D