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    My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    It's DONE, ready to make the journey across the Atlantic from Italy. Back in May of 2016, Alessandro Gibellini and I made a wishlist of all kinds of cool looks for this 4x5 camera. We took our time on this super custom version of his ACN45, worked through things like where in the heck to source blue carbon fiber, accepting a custom ground glass, etc. So now it is ready to go, even comes with a set of white bellows for when I am shooting long hours in bright sunlight using infrared film. I already have and use a very light Chamonix 45N2 which is fantastic but I found I needed a heavier camera for other kinds of shooting. So this ACN45 will weigh about 5.6 pounds, 2.3 pounds more than the Chamonix and will have an ultra bright Maxwell screen installed when I get it.

    I could have went with a Linhof or another camera but I wanted to support this young man's inspired efforts and dream up a heck of a beautiful camera that will be as much of a marketing magnet as a tool.

    Thanks for all your hard work Alessandro Gibellini, you are one of a kind in this world of photography and your cameras are a testament to that. For more info check out Gibellini Cameras

    Here are some pics, the last two are better shots of the blue CF while work in progress...

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    Re: My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    Is that a camera - or a Transformer!

    It looks wonderful, to be serious, though I expect you will have many more bystander conversations because of the striking appearance, so prepare yourself to be distracted!

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    Re: My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    That's an exceptionally beautiful camera. It's a pity I don't do large format

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    Re: My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by chrism View Post
    Is that a camera - or a Transformer!

    It looks wonderful, to be serious, though I expect you will have many more bystander conversations because of the striking appearance, so prepare yourself to be distracted!

    Chris
    Oh trust me, this is as much a marketing piece as it is a tool. I am having the handles on a brand new silver Tiltall tripod anodized blue, this is going to look awesome...:-)
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    Re: My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    Looks pretty expensive. I'm guessing under 10K over 5K

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    Re: My new Gibellini 4x5: A truly custom camera...

    I love the look of the COOL white and blue I don't see any mm markings on the adjustments (maybe I didn't look close) anyway nice rig you should superimpose and great image on the ground glass !

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