BENDER 4X5: Building a View Camera

January 1, 2014

Several months back, I saw a post on Craigslist for a Bender 4X5 Camera Kit.  I contacted the seller to set up an appointment to check it out.  When I arrived, he told me that he found the kit in an unopened box in the attic of a cabin in McCall that he had inherited from his grandparents.  Bender only made and sold these kits until 1998, but I had no way of knowing exactly how old the kit was.

 

I decided I was up for the challenge of building a camera, and bought the kit.  I didn't realize how much work I was getting myself into, but I'm very happy that I decided to take on the project.

 

Check out a brief view of the three month journey, building my new Bender 4X5 View Camera HERE

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