Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

5x7 big bertha

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Reflex Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
rgraphex



Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Location: FLORIDA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: 5x7 big bertha Reply with quote

I'm looking for information on the "big Bertha" 5x7 home portrait camera. Just bought it. I wonder how many made and whats it worth? I shoot 4x5 a lot. I have a meridian 45b a newer 150mm schneider symmar lens that I like and a super graflex with an 135mm optar. this graflex has a carl ziess 70cm I don't think this lens is coated. Would the home portrait camera be pratical to shoot with? Anybody out there have one?
_________________
Randy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dan Fromm



Joined: 14 May 2001
Posts: 1863
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, properly speaking a Big Bertha is a long lens SLR built around a large format SLR such as a Graflex. The typical Bertha weighs at least 40 pounds.

I don't have a 5x7 Graflex, have hefted a 5x7 Home Portrait. It can be shot hand held.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tsgrimm



Joined: 04 Apr 2004
Posts: 158
Location: SE Michigan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://graflex.coffsbiz.com/more.html

Check out these versions of a Big Bertha for press use. Ahh, the good old days.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Reflex Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group