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Eastman 2D 5X7 View Camera


Kodak

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2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Aruna Venkat

member since: 10/7/2003
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Rating: 3 out of 5
This camera is fairly easy to use. I don't have to worry much about focussing,light,etc., I have not done any course on photography to be able to comment more on this...sorry
10/7/2003 4:41:50 AM
 
Bob Fowler

member since: 4/24/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The Eastman 2D is wonderful for certain things, such as portraiture, and horrible for others, such as anything that needs a lot of movements. Mine is an early one which was made about 1909.


The 2D is a wood, flat bed design. The bed is made of cherry and the camera body is of mahogany. The metal parts are of polished brass. The bed features a sliding block on the bottom to allow the camera to be balanced on the tripod regardless of the amount of bellows extension used.


The 2D has rather limited movements: front rise, rear tilt, and rear swing. This lack of full movements really limits the cameras usefulness for table-top studio work, but as I stated, portraiture is it's forte.


The 2D really shines in the portrait studio for "Hollywood" style portraiture. I have an 8 1/2" f/5.6 Ross Homocentric lens on mine in an old non-sync'd shutter. One of these days I'll either add flash sync or reshutter the lens.

9/3/2003 3:56:21 PM
 

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