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07-14-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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[SOLD] 4x5 Large Format Outfit - (Almost) Everything You Need! (US/CAN)

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Ever since I got my 8x10 Large Format Camera, I have not picked up my 4x5 at all. It's time for it to move on and bring someone else the joy I felt when I first discovered the world of large format photography. The following is included:

Burke and James Grover 4x5 Monorail Camera - The Grover isn't exactly elegant, but it's a very functional entry in the 4x5 world. The movements aren't the most precise but they're ample as you can see in the photo. You'll be able to test the coverage of any lens with this baby and then some! I think the last owner of this camera was a bit of a tinkerer. The tripod block is homemade, as are the two lensboards that come with the camera. They look and function well, though, so it's just a bit of extra character that the camera comes with!

Schneider 150mm f5.6 Symmar Convertible - An oldy but a goody. Rockwell called this "the sharpest lens I own!" Yeah, I realize he says that about pretty much every lens ever, but this lens really won't disappoint. It gives up very little in the way of sharpness to modern lenses. It's only single coated, so it's best to use a hood with it. Fortunately, I'll send a hood along with the lens, so you won't have to worry about it! In a pinch, it also functions as a 265mm f12. You'll want to stop down if you use it "converted" but it can function as a second focal length if need be.

Kodak Anastigmat 130mm f7.7 - This came off of an old Kodak folder. I had hoped that it would give a more vintage look to photos, and it kind of did. Honest to goodness, though, this lens is better than I gave it credit for. It won't come close to the Schneider, especially in the corners, but it's really not that bad, either. Still, if you're looking for a slightly more vintage look, shoot this one wide open and make sure your subject is in the center.

10 Film Holders - A variety of Lisco, Fidelity and Riteways. They're all users, but all are light tight which is all a film holder really needs to be. I've got film in a few of them right now. I can leave that loaded for you so you can start shooting right away if you'd like, or I could unload them so you can learn how to load them yourself.

Variety of Film - There's a little bit of this and that as you can see in the photo. There isn't too much film in any of the boxes, but it's enough to get you started. I wouldn't trust anything too much except the TMax and Efke. The rest of it came from an auction (that I bid on just to get some original Velvia). The Velvia turned out nicely, but I can't guarantee the rest of it. The TMax and Efke I purchased myself and both were kept in the freezer.

BTZS Tubes - And here's the best part of this deal. A friend recomended that I pick these up when I started 4x5. He told me it would save me a lot of headaches in the beginning of doing large format. They're basically a method of developing film that really reduces the opportunites for beginner errors. Let me assure you, they work. Right from the start I was able to get even development and consistent results. No tray developing "learning experiences" with these babies! SOLD!

So, what all you'll need to get this bugger up and running is a darkcloth (I used a black t-shirt...I can even send one of those if you'd like), a loupe (an old 50mm lens can work in a pinch), a cable release and a tripod. I'm guessing that most of that can be found lying around the house for many of you, so why not jump into the world of large format photography?

Apart from cash, I would also be open to a trade for either a DA 21mm, a DA 35mm Macro or an FA/D FA 100mm f2.8.

Thanks for looking!















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Full refund within one week if found to be not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 07-15-2011 at 03:33 PM ----------

Bump for a price drop and a third trade option.


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07-16-2011, 05:44 AM   #2
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Bump with a price drop and a third trade option.
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Bumpity bump.
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Free bump and a "thank you" for mentioning the BTZS Tubes. I was not aware of them before.
Have you considered offering it on the largeformatphotography forum? (You won't seen anything offered there unless you are a logged-in member.)


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Darn, I don't want to give up my DA 21 and 35mm LTD.
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Thanks for the bump, cheekygeek. I'm a member over at largeformatphotography.info and this will get listed there if it doesn't sell here. I was kind of hoping one of the trade offers would go through here, though. :-D
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Bump for a very cool rig.
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One more bump here, and then it's headed to LFPhotography.info or CL. I dropped the price a bit, too.
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4x5 Camera

Does the asking price include shipping to Canada?
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Sent you a PM Pentakumar.
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Read it.

Thank you GhoSStrider
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Man, this is a GREAT way to jump into Large Format. I am almost tempted to get it myself if not for being flat broke, just to replace my much heavier Omega View.

I have this exact same Schneider 150 convertible lens, and I adore it. The 265 F/12 focal configuration is just as sharp as the 150 configuration, just slower.
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I am interested in trying out other format... but digital already kept me busy...

Would you consider other lenses for trade? I don't want to part with my 21 and 35.

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