Kodak Master View 4x5?

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I've seen ads for the Kodak Master View 4x5, is this similar (except for size), to the Kodak Master View 8x10, i.e., similar design, movements, etc.?

-- R. Watts (nationalbar@worldnet.att.net), July 25, 2000


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-- Tony Brent (ajbrent@mich.com), July 25, 2000.

Not even close.

The Kodak Master Camera 8 X 10 (often erroneously called the Master View) is like a metal cross between a Deardorff and a Century Universal, it is a field camera. (although it works just fine in the studio and was advertised as being perfect for that purpose)

The Kodak Masterview is a 4 X 5 monorail and the grandaddy of the Calumet CC monorail series. It was used by architectural photographer Julius Schulman, among others. It has geared front rise, front shift, front swing & tilt on axis and rear axis swing and tilt. I think it has rear shift, but can't recall for sure.

-- Sean yates (yatescats@yahoo.com), July 25, 2000.

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