Gandolfi Half Plate Tailboard

Picked up this lovely half plate tailboard camera by Gandolfi.

It was advertised as having a light tight bellows. Well it was until I racked them out, they were so dry they just don’t sound like they’ll last very long. Maybe they can be moistened or as they are the square type I can make a new set easily enough.

It didn’t come with a lens but did come with 5 lens boards and one excellent book form plate holder.
Its also missing its focus knob but I should be able to source a replacement.

There are limited movements to the rear standard which is a bonus.


Theres plenty of brass..


And a lovely grid ground glass…