THORNTON-PICKARD Reflex CAMERA worth a try?

Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by Anton Lukoszevieze, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Anton Lukoszevieze

    Anton Lukoszevieze Subscriber

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    Anyone ever use a Thornton Reflex Camera with 3.25x4.25 plates?
    Are they worth the bother? Any possible problems (aside from age and wear and tear)?
    Have a stack of 3.25x4.25 plates I want to try out, and also coat.
    Thanks in advance,
    Anton
     
  2. Roger Hicks

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    Dear Anton,

    Yes, but not since about 1972. As long as the shutter operates smoothly (like all big FP shutters, they can get juddery as well as slow) TPs are among the finest quarter-plate SLRs ever made.

    Cheers,

    Roger