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Wisner Traditional L 8X10 Field Camera with 300mm Lens

$2,750.00 / Sold Out

One of the most advanced wooden field cameras ever designed. Amazing craftsmanship and all the movements you can dream of. Made in Marion, MA, USA and hand crafted to perfection. This camera is from the heyday of late 90's Wisner camera production. Super tight tolerances that defy belief. All movements are smooth and precise.

The Traditional L model is surprisingly light weight (10LBS), making it an excellent backpacking choice. This camera features a massive bellows draw on a 3 segment extension bed. Metal hardware is brass and anodized aluminum. The camera is a wonder and marvel of modern engineering with beautiful wood/metal work, amazing finish and looks. It offers massive movements with classic Wisner finesse and smoothness. This model features focus markings for various focal lengths, as well as an added bellows draw ruler calculator on the base bed. This camera is fitted with a custom bail back lever by Richard Ritter (a former Zone VI/Wisner employee and a camera maker by his own right).

Includes:

- Wisner Traditional L 8X10 field camera
- Yamasaki Congo Commercial 300mm F6.3 lens (branded as Prinz)
- 1 8X10 film holder (used, wooden, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include swing, shift, tilt and rise/fall
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Lightweight design
- Focus markings for various focal lengths
- Bellows draw ruler calculator
- Bail back lever
- Massive bellows draw
- Back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

This is a used Wisner camera in good cosmetic condition, with light/normal signs of use.
All functions on this camera are in good working condition, with smooth action throughout.
Bellows is classic Wisner kid leather and tested light-tight.
Bellows is flexible and easily allows for all movements and full camera extension.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
All gears on this Wisner are smooth moving and lock tightly (as you can expect from a Wisner camera).
This camera will take pretty much any lens you can think of, thanks to massive bellows draw.
Spring lock back is tight and works as it should.

Yamasaki Congo Commercial 300mm F6.3 in Copal #3 Shutter (branded as Prinz):

This is a modern, multi-coated recreation of the Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" lens design. The 300mm is a normal-angle of view on 8X10. Compact and lightweight, this is an ideal backpacking lens. Clean glass, shutter fires nicely on all speeds.

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