Wisner Pocket Expedition Technical 4X5 Camera with 150mm + 210mm Lenses + Holders

$2,295.00

One of the most advanced wooden field cameras ever designed, made in Marion, MA. The Pocket Expedition was the last model Wisner made. Amazing craftsmanship and all the movements you can dream of. Hand-crafted to perfection, made of American cherry wood and finished in shellac. This camera is from the heyday of early 2000's Wisner camera production. Super tight tolerances that defy belief. All movements are smooth and precise. The Pocket model has all the trademark features, such as rear rise, yaw free rear geared tilt (no need to refocus when tilting) and a massive bellows draw (on a 3-segment extension bed), as well as MANY other additions and improvements. On top of this, the camera manages to be 25% lighter than the "regular" expedition (an already ultralight camera), weighing in at under 3.6LBS. This camera is a wonder and marvel of modern engineering, with beautiful wood and metal work (metal hardware is made anodized aluminum), amazing finish and looks. It offers massive movements, with classic Wisner finesse and smoothness. Paired with two of the smallest and lightest modern LF lenses available, this is the ultimate backpacking kit.

Includes:

• Wisner Pocket Expedition Technical 4X5 camera
• Rodenstock Geronar MC 150mm F6.3 lens
• Rodenstock Geronar MC 210mm F6.8 lens
• Two 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)
• Original Wisner ground glass protector

Camera Features:

• Ultralight construction (~3.6lbs)
• Front movements include swing, geared rise/fall and tilt
• Rear movements include swing, rise, geared tilt and retro focus
• Massive bellows draw (450mm+)
• Camera uses common, easy-to-find, 4X4 lens boards
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

• This camera is lightly used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera is in very good shape and shows normal signs of use
• Hardware shows some tarnish on the hardware, though the wood looks to be in all around good shape
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works perfectly
• Original ground glass is clean and clear

Rodenstock Geronar MC 150mm F6.3:

• Ultralight and compact lens, with superb modern glass
• One of the smallest and lightest 150mm lenses in its class
• 150mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 50mm 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
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Includes both original caps

Rodenstock Geronar MC 210mm F6.8:

• Ultralight and compact lens, with superb modern glass
• One of the smallest and lightest 210mm lenses in its class
• 210mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to an 85mm 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
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Includes generic caps

Upgrade this kit with a Beatie ultra-bright ground glass/fresnel combo for an additional $100.

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

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