4x5 Meridian 45B
I have Meridian 45B 4x5 made in the late 40s serial number 45b1853. The way I understand it there was about only 2000 made. This camera is in great shape except for the lens board which is a homemade cut aluminum 4x4 sq (no light trap) with a 135mm tessar mounted. Could anyone confirm if the board is the same as a graphic view? I would like to find an original board if I could. I think these camera's came with an ilex lens same formula as the tessar. there is a scale on the bed for 135mm and 165mm. This camera has a lot more movements then a graflex so I was also considering mounting (when I can afford) a newer 150mm Schneider set in a copal #0 which I would need a new board for. I think the kalart rangefinder can be adjusted from 90mm to 165mm , correct me if I'm wrong.
Hope someone can help
Last edited by randy6; 01-22-2011 at 04:22 PM. Click to view previous post history.