Tachihara 4X5 camera with 90mm and 135mm lenses + holders *NEW BELLOWS*
The Tachihara is a modern wooden camera made in Japan. It is made from 400 year old, kiln dried, Japanese cherry wood and finished with a super gloss protective layer. This later version incorporates many improvements, including easy grip knobs, teflon washers, self-setting zero set position strut springs, fresnel lens, rear retro moving standard and more.
Tachihara 45 4X5 field camera
Fuji W 135mm F5.6
Ilex Acugon 90mm F8
3 modern, used, light-tight tested film holders
Front: swing, rise/fall, yaw free/axis tilts.
Rear: tilt, swing, geared focus/retro movement.
Camera uses common and easy to find Technika-style lens boards.
Both front and rear standards have retro movement, to easily accommodate very short focal lengths.
This is a well used, good working condition Tachihara 4X5 camera,
Cosmetically, this camera is in FAIR condition, with signs of use all around. Some minor brassing, nicks and dings, as you can expect from a used camera.
Bellows is BRAND NEW.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back is tight and works perfectly.
Holders are film tested and light-tight.
Original Tachihara fresnel lens and gridded protective panel are clean and very bright, one small mark on matte side (see photos).
Fuji W 135mm F5.6 - The 135mm is a moderate wide angle lens on 4X5, (equivalent to a 40mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This is a compact, multi-coated lens, which offers excellent coverage (covers 5X7) and extreme sharpness. Glass is clean, shutter fires nicely on all speeds.
Ilex Acugon 90mm F8 - The 90mm is a wide angle lens on 4X5, (equivalent to a 28mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This is an American, licence made Schneider Super Angulon. One of the first CAD production lenses. A modern, multi-coated lens, which offers excellent coverage (covers 5X7) and sharpness. Glass is clean, shutter fires nicely on all speeds.
Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other Large Format lenses or film holders.