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The '''Orbit''' is a monorail camera, sold for both 4x5 and 5x7-inch film by [[Burke & James]]. It is very strikingly similar to the Calumet [[Calumet CC-400]] 4x5-inch monorail cameras, and was probably made for Burke and James by Calumet (also of Chicago).
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Kurt Tauber's website shows an example of the 4x5-inch camera, perhaps a later style but technically exactly the same as illustrated here, with black bellows, and with controls with three-armed plastic knobs<ref>[http://www.kameramuseum.de/0-fotokameras/grossbild/bj-orbit/1home.html 4x5-inch Orbit] at Kurt Tauber's [http://www.kameramuseum.de/titelseite.htm Deutches Kameramuseum].</ref> (Calumet's CC-400 cameras have four-armed knobs; all are frequently seen with arms broken on used examples).<ref>[http://bellowsphotography.blogspot.co.uk/p/burke-and-james-orbit.html An example] can be seen at Jim D'Intino's blog [http://bellowsphotography.blogspot.co.uk Real Cameras Have Bellows].</ref>
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*[https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/bj_1.pdf Burke and James Catalogue 1967] (selected pages) reproduced at [http://www.cameraeccentric.com/ Camera Eccentric], including the Orbit and other view cameras.
  
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The Orbit is a monorail camera, sold for both 4x5 and 5x7-inch film by Burke & James. It is very strikingly similar to the Calumet Calumet CC-400 4x5-inch monorail cameras, and was probably made for Burke and James by Calumet (also of Chicago).

Kurt Tauber's website shows an example of the 4x5-inch camera, perhaps a later style but technically exactly the same as illustrated here, with black bellows, and with controls with three-armed plastic knobs[1] (Calumet's CC-400 cameras have four-armed knobs; all are frequently seen with arms broken on used examples).[2]


Notes

  1. 4x5-inch Orbit at Kurt Tauber's Deutches Kameramuseum.
  2. An example can be seen at Jim D'Intino's blog Real Cameras Have Bellows.


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