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Burke and James Orbit 4X5 camera + 135mm F5.6 lens + holders (calumet CC4XX)


A basic version of the venerable Calumet CC4XX camera system, this B&J "Orbit" is a timeless classic. All metal monorail view camera design which has lasted for decades as a solid, robust and reliable work horse. This camera is simple and easy to use. With a rotating back, bail back lever and self-locking front rise, it's a breeze to set up. Plenty of front and rear movements make this a versatile tool, in the field or studio. Fitted with a nice original ground glass, this camera is an excellent choice for the first steps into LF, but will serve the pro just as well.


- Burke and James Orbit 4X5 rail monorail camera (20" max bellows draw)
- Wollensak Optar 135mm F4.7
- 2 used film holders

Camera features and condition:

Camera is in good condition with normal signs of use all around.
All knobs lock tightly as they should and all movements are good.
Rotating back is tight and works as it should - easily rotated vertically or horizontally.
Ground glass is clean and clear.
Bellows is excellent, tested LIGHT-TIGHT.
Lens is in good used condition, clean glass.
The 135mm lens is a moderate, wide angle lens on 4x5. Similar to 35mm lens on 35mm camera. Clean glass, good working shutter.
Holders are tested light-tight.