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What camera is this?!
Old 06-23-2016   #1
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What camera is this?!

Found it at a yard sales a couple of weeks back, anyone know what it is? Format is a little odd, about 15.5 x 12 cm.





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Old 06-23-2016   #2
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It says Linhof on the bellows adjustment knob.

OH wait that is the tripod knob !
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Old 06-23-2016   #3
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What ever make it is, it looks "middle of the road" in the quality department.
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Funny, I was just looking at these today on the big auction site. I believe this is a Brand Press View Camera. They were made in Los Angeles and could be fitted with a Kalart RF. Think of it as a hand-holdable view camera, mixed with a stripped down Graphic. There were a few Brand Press models, and this one does look a bit cobbled together.
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Old 06-23-2016   #5
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155mm x 120mm is nearly 120.65mm (4.75 inches) x 165.1mm (6.5 inches) which is half-plate size or perhaps double-quarter plate (I've seen half plate cited as being 4.25" x 6.5"). Half-plate sheet film is I think still available to special order although you would have to make up a spacer to use sheet film on a plate glass holder I think. You could probably adapt the camera back somehow to the more common 4" x 5" sheet film holder. The metalwork appears to be made of an aluminium alloy which should polish up with something like 'Autosol' metal polish.

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Thank you so much for the hints and info!

Ps. Yes, I put it on a Linhof tripod It was the only one I had that had the larger tripod screw
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Old 06-24-2016   #7
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Certainly not a Linhof! I would have to agree, it's a lower end LF camera to be sure. Not sure I've ever seen that type of lens board, but then I haven't shot LF for 10 years, so it's not my specialty.
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Found it at a yard sales a couple of weeks back, anyone know what it is? Format is a little odd, about 15.5 x 12 cm.

Thanks!
Like was mentioned earlier, it is either a Brand or New-Vue large format camera. Indestructible but a bit heavy. I almost bought one of these instead of a very light Nagaoka Seisakusho but the lensboards are almost impossible to find for the Brand and I wanted something backpack-able.

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Very similar wouldnt you say?

https://jabcam.wordpress.com/2012/04...ormat-4x5-5x7/

https://jabcam.wordpress.com/2012/09...at-identified/
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New Vue... Made in the midwest.. Chicago?
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New Vue... Made in the midwest.. Chicago?

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Like was mentioned earlier, it is either a Brand or New-Vue large format camera. Indestructible but a bit heavy. I almost bought one of these instead of a very light Nagaoka Seisakusho but the lensboards are almost impossible to find for the Brand and I wanted something backpack-able.

Phil Forrest
I bought one of these (similar) with a bunch of camera equipment. What I got was a New Vue. Clearly marked on the cross bar on the front plane between the two rails. I believe the casting indicated made in Chicago but I distinctly remember New Vue. No wood on it however, back was a very ugly revolving rear screen ground glass view.

This is the camera I had, and yes it was a New Vue... not the camera posted here:

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...g&action=click

Not this camera, but distinctly similar on the dual rail slide system. Very heavy due to the all metal construction. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Couldn't afford a pack mule!!!

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