What Linhof is this?

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Just bought an old Technika for $450. It has no axis tilt on the front standard, so I think it's a III. It has a Graflock back, but the bed is flat, not the 'angled' front of the newer Linhofs. Anybody know for sure - and when it was made?

The focusing back is just a ground glass and hood. There's no spring back for insertion of film holders. I'm intending to use a 6x12 back, so that's not really a problem, but I would like to use sheet film ocassionally, so can anybody tell me what kind of backs are available and where I can get one and how much I should pay for it? Doesn't have to be Linhof. My other camera is a Bender, so sprung wooden backs are the only thing I know. Thanks.

-- Andy Yeo (ayeoz@pacific.net.sg), October 12, 1998


If you have a serial number I should be able to tell you what it is.

A III has a rearward lens tilt on axis in front. It does not have a forward axis tilt in front. Is this what you meant by "no axis tilt on the front standard

-- Bob Salomon (bobsalomon@mindspring.com), November 20, 1998.

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