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I saw a used Fatif 4x5 camera in the local photo shop the other day. They're made in Italy. Anyone have one of these? They do have a web page ( with a few photos of their products, but not much detail. If you do have one, what is the shortest lens that you can use? It seemed that the big supports for the standards hit the big support for the rail before you get close enough for a wide angle like a 90mm. Also, is it easy to find accessories like lens boards, bag bellows, etc? Is there a dealer in the US? Thanks for the info.

-- Joel Collins (, February 24, 2000


Joel, We have had some s/h in the past,there are various models, the last ones we saw were the Ds2 with geared rise on both front and rear standards, Axis and Base tilts and a less expensive "Standard" which only had Axis tilts . 90mm is about the widest you can go, they do make a wide angle bellows (code 37) and a recessed board (code 34) I hope this helps. Robert

-- Robert White (, February 25, 2000.

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