Here it's the camera, two lenses, tripod and three double film holders.R. Konishi field camera.
The lens has four elements, rear two cemented, front ones spaced. Still I need to clean them and fix the light leak from the lens thread at the wooden holder.
Bellows are ok after so many years.
The ground glass, its matte side is at the outside, is this ok or should I place it looking inside?
I checked one and it's light tight, lets see other ones. Anyway until I don't shoot I won't know for sure.
Another surprise for me, it has a glass inside to make the film plane, is this a normal thing?
Dimensions of the film are 12x16.5, half plate as many some said before. Hard to get I think, anyway I will place a 4x5 film in the middle and I make the test, or is it worthless?
A very nice tripod with very nice points to stand still on soil, wooden floors but not ceramic as my house.
Another lens came, Universal Rapid Aplanat Series E No.3, two elements?
So two questions to start with:
1) Glass inside the film holder?
2) Ground glass mate side inside or outside.
The cleaning will come after I fix(glue) the shutter plate guides at the front, some did force and both of them have cracks about to fall apart, so now the camera is opened and shutter holder plus bellows removed to avoid more tension on this part, tomorrow fine day, later cleaning and weekend shooting if I can place a 4x5 sheet inside in my dark bag.
Thank you for watching and please any advice is welcome.