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Nagaoka 4X5 Field Camera with 165mm + 90mm 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 features various upgrades, such as retro movement on front and rear standards, improved hardware & more.


- Nagaoka 4X5 field camera
- Ilex Caltar 165mm F6.3 lens
- Ilex Acugon 90mm F8 lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Extremely light and compact design
- Front movements include tilt, rise/fall and limited swing
- Rear movements include tilt and limited swing
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

This is a used, good working Nagaoka 4X5 field camera.
Cosmetically, this camera is in good shape with a nice wooden finish and all around light signs of use.
All camera movements, knobs and gears are in good working condition.
Bellows is flexible, tested light-tight and in all around good shape.
Spring back is tight and works as it should.
Plain ground glass is in good condition, can be upgraded upon request ($50-$100 depending on options, ask us before checking out).

Ilex Caltar 165mm F6.3:

The 165mm is a normal-angle of view on 4X5 (equivalent to a 55mm on 35mm format cameras). This is a modern, coated lens. Clean glass, shutter fires nicely on all speeds.

Ilex Acugon 90mm F8:

The 90mm is a wide-angle of view on 4X5 (equivalent to a 28mm on 35mm format cameras). This is essentially a licensed copy of the Schneider Super-Angulon, made in the USA by Ilex. This was one of the first computer-aided lens designs ever made and is superior to the Schneider lenses of that era in every respect. Clean glass, good working shutter.

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