Anyone know about a Conley view camera?? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Poking around in the darkroom where I work I found an old Conley 5x7 view camera. Does anyone know anything about the history of this brand? It's all wood, even with wooden plate holders, 5x7 with an insert so one can use 4x5 film. I presume it's from the 1920s or so? It has rear tilt and swing, and front rise. How did they fail to include a front tilt?? (I realize I can get a front tilt from those movements) Anyone know about this camera? thanks, David

-- David L. DuPuy (, April 07, 1999


I think I remember seeing the name in a reproduction Sears catalog from around 1906-08. Other than that, I can't help

-- Nancy Goldstein (, May 19, 1999.

The Conley cameras were American-made, I think up into the '40s. It was pretty common to not have front tilt on many of those old cameras, partly I think because the lenses didn't have a whole lot of coverage.

-- John Hicks / John's Camera Shop (, May 20, 1999.

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