Toko Nikki II 4X5 Field Camera with 135mm + 90mm + 240mm Lenses + Holders
This is a beautiful, modern, wooden field camera, ideal for hikers and backpackers. The Nikki II offers a compact and lightweight design, made of 400-year-old Japanese cherry wood. This rare camera model was made by the Nagaoka camera workshop in Tokyo, for the TOKO international design house. The camera borrows the best possible features from three similar cameras of the era (latest versions of the Wista DX, Tachihara and Nagaoka). Additionally, this camera features a sturdier build, longer bellows extension (360mm) and geared retro focus, all while still maintaining a feather weight of around 3LBS.
- Toko Nikki II
- Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6 lens
- Ilex 90mm F8 lens
- Rodenstock (Calumet Caltar Type Y) 240mm F6.8 lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)
- Front movements include swing, tilt, rise/fall & geared focus
- Rear movements include swing, tilt and geared focus
- Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Technika-style lens boards
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position
This is a used, good working 4X5 field camera.
Cosmetically, this camera shows heavy signs of use.
All functions are tested and work as they should.
Bellows is in good working condition and tested light-tight.
Spring back is tight and works as it should.
Ground glass is bright and clear.
Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6:
The 135mm is a moderately wide/normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 (equivalent to a 40mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This is an excellent, compact, sharp lens. Good working shutter, clean glass.
Ilex 90mm F8:
The 90mm is a wide-angle of view on 4X5 (equivalent to a 28mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This is essentially a licensed copy of the Schneider Super-Angulon, made by Ilex in the USA. 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.
Rodenstock Ysaron (Calumet Caltar Type Y) 240mm F6.8:
The 240mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 (equivalent to a 100mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This lens has a modern, compact design that is ideal for field use. Clean glass, good working shutter.
Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.