Tachihara 4X5 Camera with Schneider 135mm + 180mm Lenses + Holders

$1,545.00

The Tachihara is a modern-design field camera, and a testament to centuries-long Japanese woodworking tradition. This camera is made of 400-year-old, kiln-dried cherry wood. This is an ultralight camera (~3.2lbs), making for an ideal backpacking kit.

Includes:

• Tachihara 4X5 camera
• Schneider Symmar-S MC 135mm F5.6 (Calumet Caltar-S II)
• Schneider Xenar 180mm F4.5 lens
• Two 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Ultralight construction (~3.2lbs)
• Front movements include swing, rise and tilt
• Rear movements include retro focus, swing and tilt
• Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Linhof/Technika-style lens boards
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position
• Ultra-bright fresnel/ground glass combo

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera is in very good shape and shows normal signs of use
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works perfectly
• Plain ground glass/fresnel combo is clean and clear

Schneider Symmar-S MC 135mm F5.6:

• Branded as Caltar-S II, for sale under Calumet's home brand
• 135mm is a slightly wider than normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Clean, multi-coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Glass shows some "Schneider-itis" (will not affect image quality)
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• No caps included

Schneider Xenar 180mm F4.5:

• 180mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 75mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Clean, coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• No caps included

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

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