5x7 Ikeda

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Hi all, I have a chance to purchase a very lightweight Ikeda 5x7...and was wondering if anyone has experience with this camera and the pros and cons in relation to this brand. Any advice would be appreaciated! Thank you.

-- Emile de Leon (knightpeople@msn.com), January 18, 2002


Emile: I had one for about a year and just sold it. If you're looking for a very light 5X7 with fairly limited bellows draw, then you've found your camera. Pros: Easy to set up; VERY light for a 5X7; reasonably easy to use for most focal lengths; nice ground glass. Cons: A little wobbly; finding a 4X5 back will be near impossible if it doesn't come with one (though you could make one without a lot of difficulty); bellows is pretty short for a 5X7. There is a review of the camera on this site. This should be a reasonably affordable way to get into 5X7, and if you backpack with your camera it is a very useful package.

-- Kevin Crisp (KRCrisp@aol.com), January 18, 2002.

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