Hello all, I'm ready to step up from 4x5 to 8x10, primary use will be for landscapes while backpacking. The things I'm looking for are:

  • a wooden folder
  • bellows in good condition
  • intact ground glass
  • front tilt/swing


I'm thinking a Gundlach, Century Universal, B&J Commercial View or something similar would be a good choice but I don't have my mind set on any specific brand or model. I don't mind doing a little refurbishing and even stripping paint and finishing wood but I want something that is ready to be used when I get it. I would like to stay under $500 but would be willing to go $600-$700 for the right deal.

Thanks for your time and I'm looking forward to doing business with one of you.