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who can restore a 5/7 Burke and James field camera
-- johndecindis (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 2001
YOU can. Check the message archives and Large Format Photog's Website for more info. It is not difficult but takes time.
-- Matt O. (email@example.com), August 30, 2001.
As Matt noted above, check out the following web page describing how to refinish an 8x10 B&J:
If you don't want to tackle the project yourself, you might try Patrick Alt, Great Basin, or AWB:
Patrick Alt (1324 South Figueroa #101 LA, CA 90015, 213-784-3087)
-- Dave Willison (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 2001.
Check www.lg4mat.net he does restoratiion work and repairs on large format cameras.
-- Todd (email@example.com), August 31, 2001.
Hi John -
I wrote the article posted on the LF web site. Since it was posted, I have recieved email from a number of people who decided to give restoration a try. Many of them had no prior experience with this kind of project. I can't guarantee perfect results, but it's not as hard as it sounds.
Is your camera going to be a "user", or do you plan to prop it up in the corner as a display piece?
Good luck, in any case. Drop me a note if you have a question.
-- Kevin Bourque (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 2001.