Info on Plaubel cameras needed

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Soeren, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Soeren

    Soeren Member

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    Hi all
    Does any one have material on the old Plaubel cameras series.
    Tables. Diagrams etc throwing light on models, filmsize and intercombatibilty etc.
    Cheers
    Søren
     
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    Are you looking for info on roll film or large format cameras. I might have some info on the Plaubel Peco Profia 4x5 if that is what you are looking for.

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    Oh sorry, LF cameras.
    Yes The Peco Profias and Universals are the ones Im looking for. I am looking for a 5X7 but info on what not to go for is valuable as well. :smile:
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    The Peco Profia - if memory serves me right - is based on a standard rail with a basic 4x5 front standard and your choice of backs - 4x5 to 8x10. There was three models - the N, Z and V. The V was a flat monorail while the other two used a tube with three guiding groves. I have the N with a second extention rail and a second set of standard bellows which gives me about a meter of bellows. I also have a bag bellows for wide angle shots. The camera is modular which allows for quick changing of bellows, lens boards and backs. It is a very well machined unit.

    There were some accessories available on Ebay this week including the 5x7 bellows and some lens boards.

    I will try and see if I still have the literature on the system but I won't be able to check until next week. I have nothing on the Universal model but from the ones I have seen I prefer the Profia.

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    I contacted Plaubel and after some difficulties (she doesn't speak english and my german sucks) I had a german colleque of mine sort things out and she offered to send whatever material they have to me. probably in the mail next week.
    Cheers
    Søren