Entry Level 4X5! Burke & James w/ full movements. Highly Under-Rated! 5X7 sized

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  1. jimgalli

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    There are lots of enduring endearing features that this rather plebeian Burke and James offered that only the highest of the high end cameras could match. Like movements galore.

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    It has front tilt, front swing, front shift, and the rear standard has the same. Full movements, both ends.

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    This is "late model" like 1958 or 1966, and the bellows is like new. It will be light tight for many years.

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    Another feature the BnJ offered is a generous lens board area. Over 5 inches square of real estate to hang the antique lenses on! And placing a Packard Shutter inside the camera is easy and effective for those Petzval's and Verito's you're going to experience with this camera.

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    This is really a 5X7 camera. 5X7 backs are plentiful and cheap for these on E-b-a-y. This camera is Rock Solid, ready for your lens and some serious use. $185.00
     
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    I do not need this....but holy crap do I want it......uh....taking trades? I get paid Friday and need my GAS fix
     
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    I saw pictures of one a while back that was stripped to bare wood and refinished. Looked pretty good.
     
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    Thanks for the nice 'bumps' guys. This in fact is SOLD. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Thank god it's sold cause I was about to see if someone wanted to buy one of my kids to finance this.
     
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    Are any of them old enough to use a sewing machine? Certain skill sets are desirable in Asia.
     
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    Did mine 23 years ago, sure beats gray paint! B&J APUG.jpg
     
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    Nice. Do you know what type of wood it is?
     
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    Thanks. I believe it's maple. Nice hardwood and nicely "overbuilt" camera. Has all the movements anyone could want or need. The lens on it is a 135mm f6.3 Kodak Wide Field Ektar, I also have a Kodak 203mm f7.7 Ektar both mounted on Graflex boards.
    Last time I actually used it was about 10 years ago!