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Tachihara Super Wide 4X5 Camera with 65mm + 120mm 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 super gloss protective layer. This is Tachihara's latest and most advanced version. It incorporates many improvements, including easy-grip knobs, teflon washers, self-zeroing struts, a fresnel lens and more.

The Super Wide model is extremely rigid and stable. It does not fold but is small enough to carry as it is, and does not require any set up in order to get shooting. This camera features an ebony-colored wood finish and chrome-finish hardware. This is a custom order and only available if specially ordered from the factory in advance. Only a handful of these were ever made. Max draw is about 200mm, and there is virtually no limit to the minimum distance. This camera is a dealer demo that was left behind and forgotten until now. It has never been used, though does show very minor handing marks.


- Tachihara Super Wide 4X5 field camera
- Osaka Wide Field 120mm F6.3 lens
- Fuji SW 65mm F8 lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include swing, rise/fall and tilt
- Rear movements include tilt, swing and retro movement
- Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Technika-style lens boards
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

This is a DEMO/NOS camera.
Cosmetically, this camera is in pristine condition, with all of its original factory finish intact and shiny.
Only one minor ding on the upper frame would indicate that this camera had been handled.
Bellows is tested light-tight and in good working condition.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back is tight and works perfectly.
Original Tachihara fresnel lens and gridded protective panel are clean and very bright.

Osaka Wide Field 120mm F6.3:

- 120mm is a moderately wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 38mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Modern, compact lens design
- Excellent coverage (covers 5X7)
- Extreme sharpness
- Clean, multi-coated glass
- Shutter fires nicely on all speeds

Fuji SW 90mm F8:

- 65mm is an ultra wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 21mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Excellent performance and sharpness
- Clean, modern, multi-coated glass
- Shutter fires nicely on all speeds

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