Tachihara 4X5 Field Camera with Schneider 90mm + 135mm Lenses + Holders


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 protective layer. This later version camera incorporates many improvements, including easy grip knobs, Teflon washers, self-zeroing struts, a fresnel lens, a rear retro moving standard & more.


- Tachihara 4X5 field camera
- Schneider Angulon 90mm F6.8 lens
- Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6 lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include swing, rise/fall and axis tilts
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Both front and rear standards have retro movement, to easily accommodate very short focal lengths
- Camera uses common, easy to find, Technika-style lens boards
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

Camera is in good, used condition, showing normal signs of use/handling.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back is tight and works as it should.
Bellows is tested light-tight.
Original Tachihara fresnel lens and gridded protective panel are clean and very bright.

Schneider Angulon 90mm F6.8:

- 90mm is a wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 28mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Compact lens
- Excellent coverage (covers 5X7)
- Extreme sharpness
- Clean, coated glass
- Shutter fires nicely on all speeds

Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6:

- 135mm is a moderately wide/normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Classic lens
- Excellent performance
- Clean glass
- Shutter fires nicely on all speeds

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