On the View Camera web site


in the Free Articles section there is an article

4x5 Cameras Priced Less Than $1,200.00. This might be helpful to people.

Regarding the Bender I have said that if you want to build a kit get one. I am not impressed with the finished product. For the same money there are better functioning cameras.

There is another kit camera available from


I have not seen one and the phone number in the contact info is not working but the owner does seem to respond to e-mails.

steve simmons