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c1960s. 2¼x3¼" (6x9 cm) exposures. Also known as "Pressman Model C".

Busch Corp.: Pressman (2x3) camera

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by bill339 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 am

Busch Pressman type C 2¼x3¼" (6x9 cm) exposures plate camera was sold with a Rapax shutter, Raptar 101 mm F4.5 lens and a Kalart rangefinder. Often times the lens was either changed or the camera was fitted by the owner with a Kodak Ektar f4.7 127mm, Kodak Ektar f4.5 101mm, or a Wollensak f4.5 101mm lens. The Busch Pressman cameras were produced by Busch Precision Camera of Chicago, Illinois, in the 1960s. It is an original press camera. This little press camera with double extension is very compact. Closed, it measures only 8 x 12 x 8 cm. The camera allows swings and shifts like a large view camera and a roll holder that accepts 120 films are available. Some versions have a viewfinder with parallax correction, a Kalart rangefinder, a wire frame finder viewfinder, and a ground glass rear viewfinder. In 1960 the Model C was sold for $US 73.40 without a lens. Busch Pressman cameras are relatively common in the United States. Two sizes (2x3, Model C; 4x5, Model D) of Busch Pressman were sold by Busch and by Sears & Roebuck, a large and then very important catalog department store, as Tower Press cameras. Note: There are two ways to use roll film with a 2x3 Pressman. Use 120 film in an Adapt-A-Roll 620 holder, which will feed on a 120 spool but must take up on a 620 spool or replace the Busch spring back with a Graflok back taken from a 2x3 Graphic, and then use any of the roll holders that can be attached to a 2x3 Graflok.

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