Nagaoka MK II 4X5 Field Camera with 90mm + 135mm Lenses + Holders


This Nagaoka 4X5 camera is one of the lightest and smallest field cameras ever made, at 2.6LB (1.15KG). This camera is the ideal tool for hikers and backpackers. Along with a nice set of lenses, this is a great outdoors 4X5 field camera kit. There is not much this camera cannot do, in the field or in the studio. This later model Nagaoka MK II features various upgrades, such as front/rear swings and a cut out to save weight and allow to carry a lens mounted while the body is folded.


• Nagaoka MK II 4X5 field camera
• Schneider Symmar S MC 135mm F5.6 lens (branded for Calumet as Caltar II-S)
• Schneider Super Angulon 90mm F8 lens
• 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Extremely light and compact design
• Made of 400 year old, kiln-dried, Japanese cherry wood
• Front movements include tilt, rise/fall and limited swing
• Rear movements include tilt and limited swing
• The back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal positions
• Lens can be left mounted in the closed camera

Camera Condition:

• This is a used, good working condition Nagaoka 4X5 MK II field camera
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• Cosmetically, this camera is in nice shape with a nice wooden finish and all around light signs of use
• All camera movements, knobs and gears are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works as it should
• Plain ground glass is in good condition, can be upgraded upon request ($60-$100 depending on options, ask us before checking out)

Schneider Symmar S MC 135mm F5.6:

• Branded as a Caltar II-S, for sale under Calumet's home brand (made by Schneider)
• 135mm is a moderately wide/normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Clean, modern, multi-coated glass
• Good working shutter

Schneider Super Angulon 90mm F8:

• 90mm is a wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 28mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Massive coverage (covers 5X7 and more)
• Clean glass
• Good working shutter

Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.