What is the most beautiful camera ever made?

Started Jul 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
walnorth Regular Member • Posts: 250
Re: What is the most beautiful camera ever made?

santamonica812 wrote:

One of my field 4x5 cameras is wood, with brass fittings. Unfortunately, no one has been able to ID who made it (I took it to several camera shows, and the best guess is that it is Japanese.). But when I've set that camera up--at the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Angkor Wat, etc.--other pro photographers come over to look at it and to ask where I got it. (Answer: at a thrift shop in Cape Town, S. Africa, years ago). Honestly, I rarely work with it anymore . . . the more modern field 4x5 are easier to use and set up. . . but I have to admit that it's a thing of beauty.

Do you see it here? South Africa makes Sanderson a good bet. I have a tropical, which I still use (with modern lenses, adapted with Graflok back)


Linhof Technika, Contax 645, Nikon F with original pentaprism, not photomic would be my favorites.

Ebony view cameras are incredible, too.

My vote for clunky would go to the Realist.


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