Tachihara 8X10 Camera with Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" 305mm Lens + Holder


The Tachihara 8X10 is superb, modern design field camera, and a testament to centuries-long Japanese wood working tradition. This camera is made of 400-year-old, kiln-dried cherry wood for absolute long term stability.


• Tachihara 8X10 camera
• Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" 305mm F6.3 lens
• One 8X10 film holder, with new dark slides and hinge tape (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Front movements include swing, rise and tilt
• Rear movements include retro geared focusing, tilt and limited swing
• Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Sinar-style lens boards
• Precision KB Canham made ground glass
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera is in good shape and shows normal/minor signs of use
• Bellows is brand new
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works perfectly
• Ground glass is brand new

Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" 305mm F6.3:

• 305mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this lens shows normal signs of use
• Clean, coated glass
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds

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