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Registered: July 2017
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The image shows my 100y+ tailboard camera for the format 18x24cm. It has also reducing frames for 13x18cm (about 5x7"). The lens is a Schneider Xenar 300mm from around 1927, working like new.
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Keywords: travel camera
Film make, size & rating:: Ilford HP5+
Film developer & temp:: Rodinal
Lens Focal Length, aperture: 50mm@6x6cm neg
Tripod used Y or N:: Y
Paper:: Ilford MGV glossy
Paper developer & temp:: Moersch Eco



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Location: based in The Netherlands
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Mon, 9, August, 2021 7:00am

Lovely photo Frank and what a beauty of a camera, it looks in great condition. Can you tell anything more about it?

MartyNL “Reaching a creative state of mind thru positive action is considered preferable to waiting for inspiration.” - Minor White, 1950
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Registered: July 2017
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Mon, 9, August, 2021 6:51pm

Hi Marty, thanks!
Just found that the original link to the seller still works: . Some pictures, which give a good idea. When I was looking for something to make contact prints in about 8x10" for old processes, I very much fell in love with this Italian beauty. Lamperti & Garbagnati were making cameras from 1883 to about 1920. The additional screws on the front allow for a few cm rise and fall. The back can swing in both directions by 20°. Guess that is a bit rare for a tailboard camera (= German: Reisekamera). It folds nicely and the groundglass is covered. The original lens is 180mm, wide angle for 18x24cm and not bad. I really got lucky with my Schneider-Kreuznach 300mm from around 1927, which works like a dream. Bellow extension is max 40mm. It was very important that working roller shutter plate holders came along. Two were just fine and another two repairable. Four holders are good for me. Not the most rigid of all cameras, but I love to use it.
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