Burke and James Orbit 4X5 Monorail Camera with 135mm F4.7 Lens + Holders


A basic version of the venerable Calumet CC400 camera system, this B&J "Orbit" is a timeless classic. It is an 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.


• Burke and James Orbit 4X5 monorail camera
• Yamasaki/Astragaon 135mm F4.7 lens
• 2 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Front movements include shift, tilt and rise
• 20" max bellows draw
• Rotating back
• Bail back lever

Camera Condition:

• Camera is in good condition with all around normal signs of use
• All knobs lock tightly as they should and all movements are good (rise is very stiff)
• Rotating back is tight and works as it should, easily rotated vertically or horizontally
• Ground glass is clean and clear
• Bellows are tested light-tight

Yamasaki/Astragaon 135mm F4.7:

• 135mm is a moderately wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 35mm lens on a 35mm cameras)
• Clean glass
• Good working shutter

Ask us about combining this camera with any of our other large format lenses or holders.