Kodak Masterview 8x10 w\extras on eBay

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by mikewhi, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. mikewhi

    mikewhi Member

    May 22, 2004
    Redmond, WA
    8x10 Format
    Looks like a real nice specimen. It has a 5x7 reducing back and 4 extra lens boards. These can be hard to find so 4 is a nice find. I had S.K. Grimes modify one for me and turn it into an adapter lens board so that it would hold a more common Wista size. Well worth the cost. I owned one of these and I highly recommend it for 8x10 work. My only concern is that the front standard is not strong enough to hold real heavy lenses in the 3lbs category. The locking knobs just can't tighten enough to hold the weight. I even replaced the fron knobs with wing nuts and lock washers and it still didn't work.

    If filds up into a clamshell box and is very compact. It is made out of aluminum, I believe so it's quite light. They guy says the bellow are 'tight', but even if the leaked, I'd still consider it. They can be replaced easily enough.

    All in all, this is a fine camera.

    The current price is a steal, too. It comes with a lens about which I know nothing but I suspect it isn't much. Still, a real starter system.