Monday, July 4, 2011
Byron 4x5 Camera
I am fortunate to own one Byron 4x5 folding camera and use it with a 90mm Symmar and the stock Rodenstock lens very frequently. Unlike other Polaroid model 110 modifications that use an adapter, Byron holds various 4x5 film holders such as double dark slide, Horseman, Fuji PA-45 etc. natively, and closer to the original focal plane, without an adapter, making use of wide angle lenses like the Symmar and some even wider, possible. It is also lighter and more compact.
Click here for an excellent blog about Byron cameras, with lots of technical information. Of the several other 4x5 conversions of the 110s, this one is singularly special, and truly innovative. Next to the Speed Graphic, it's my favorite camera.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 5:58 AM