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  • Image of Toko Nikki II (Nagaoka) 4X5 field camera with 135mm + 210mm lenses + holders
  • Image of Toko Nikki II (Nagaoka) 4X5 field camera with 135mm + 210mm lenses + holders

Toko Nikki II (Nagaoka) 4X5 field camera with 135mm + 210mm lenses + holders

$1,575.00



This rare camera model was made by the Nagaoka camera workshop in Tokyo for the TOKO international design house. The camera borrows the best possible features from three similar cameras of the era (latest versions of the Wista DX, Tachihara and Nagaoka) and adds a sturdier build, longer bellows extension, geared retro focus and more, while still maintaining a feather weight of around 3LBS.

It is a beautiful, modern folding field wooden field camera, an ideal tool for hikers and backpackers. The Nikki II offers a compact and light-weight design made of amazing 400 year old Japanese cherry wood and various modern improvements such as teflon washers, ultra bright ground glass/fresnel lens combo and geared retro moving rear frame.

Includes:
Toko Nikki II
Fuji W 135mm F5.6
Schneider Symmar S MC 210mm F5.6
3 4X5 modern film holders (used - tested, light tight)

Camera features and condition:
This is a USED, good working 4X5 field camera
Cosmetically this camera shows heavy signs of of use all around, with some brassing, dings and scrapes as you might expect from a used camera
All functions tested and work nicely
All knobs, gears and latches are present and work as they should
Movements include: Front swing, tilt, rise/fall, Rear swing, tilt shift, Front/Rear geared focus
Bellows is in good working condition, tested LIGHT TIGHT
All camera movements, knobs and gears are in good working condition
Spring back is tight and works as it should
Ground glass is bright and clear
Back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal positions
Please see the many detailed photos

LENSES:
Fuji W 135mm F5.6: The 135mm is very moderate wide/normal angle of view on 4X5 (equivalent to 40mm on 35mm format cameras). Excellent compact all around sharp lens. Good working shutter and clean glass
Schneider Symmar S MC 210mm F5.6: The 210mm is a "tele/portrait" angle of view on 4X5 (equivalent to 90mm on 35mm format cameras). Modern, multicoated lens with nice glass and good working shutter. Massive image circle. Some minor internal dust specs in rear cell, will not affect image quality