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Burke and James Orbit 4X5 Camera with 135mm F5.6 Lens + Holders


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 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 knobs lock tightly 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.
The 135mm lens is a moderate, wide-angle lens on 4X5. Similar to a 35mm lens on a 35mm camera.
Clean glass, good working shutter.
Holders are tested light-tight.

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