PDA

View Full Version : Burke & James 8x20?



smieglitz
12-11-2006, 07:26 PM
There's an 11x14 Burke & James Commercial View camera listed in the APUG classifieds today and a link leading offsite to more information. If you follow that link you'll find a copy of a 1967 B&J catalog page listing the Commercial View formats. An 8x20 format is listed on that page. FWIW, the price was $374.50 in 1967.

I've never heard of a B&J in this size before. Anyone ever run across one?

Joe

jimgalli
12-11-2006, 09:20 PM
Never seen one so far but I have that catalog too and always wondered.

User Removed
12-11-2006, 09:52 PM
I just took a peak also. Strange. I've never even heard of or seen a BJ 8x20. Wonder if any of them actually exist?

bart Nadeau
12-11-2006, 10:04 PM
Interestingly, the B&J 8x20 ($199.50) is in their 1959 catalog but not the 1954. In 1959 they offered 8x20 holders at $32 ea. and recommend a 16 1/2, f7.7 Goertz (Berlin) in an Alphax syncro shutter for $437.50
In the 1955 catalog they offer Korona 7x17 ($195), 8x20 ($195) and 12x20 ($225).
Wonder if their 8x20 is a rebranded old stock Korona?

jamie young
12-12-2006, 06:40 AM
a friend has a b&j 8x20 which looks like a reshaped 11x14 as far as woodwork and fittings. painted grey of course. Nothing like my korona.
Jamie

RobertP
12-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Interestingly, the B&J 8x20 ($199.50) is in their 1959 catalog but not the 1954. In 1959 they offered 8x20 holders at $32 ea. and recommend a 16 1/2, f7.7 Goertz (Berlin) in an Alphax syncro shutter for $437.50
In the 1955 catalog they offer Korona 7x17 ($195), 8x20 ($195) and 12x20 ($225).
Wonder if their 8x20 is a rebranded old stock Korona?I can see why they would recommend a 16 1/2" Dagor. I have one that lives on my 8x20 (american version). And it fits the 8x20 real nice.