burke and james grover

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I thought i wanted a 5x7 b+j watson,wood camera till i found out about focusing problems during lockdown.The rear standard is sloppy.Does anyone have any info on the b+j grover, metal view camera.Perhaps iti is built better. They look pretty good. THANKS.

-- henry butler (HBtl@aol.com), February 25, 2001


My first camera was a 5 X 7 Grover monorail. Adequate but not excellent. My major complaint was that I could not get the standards close enough to focus a 135mm at infinity, even with the rail clamp moved out from between them.

-- Sean yates (yatescats@yahoo.com), February 25, 2001.

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