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Wista 45DX 4X5 Camera with Rodenstock 150mm + 210mm MC Lenses + Holders


The Wista is a modern, wooden camera, made in Japan. It is made from 400-year-old, kiln-dried Japanese cherry wood, and finished with a protective layer. This is an early version of the Wista Field 45, with very nice hardware finish and twist lock levers for the front slider and the rear swing (which we like better than the pressure levers on newer models).


- Wista 4X5 field camera
- Rodenstock Sironar MC 150mm F5.6 (Caltar Type S) lens
- Rodenstock Geronar MC 210mm F6.8 (Caltar II-E) lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include swing, rise/fall and axis tilts
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Both front and rear standards have retro movement, to easily accommodate very short focal lengths
- Camera uses common, easy to find, Technika-style lens boards
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

Camera is in good, used condition, showing normal signs of use/handling.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back is tight and works as it should.
Bellows is tested light-tight.
Plain ground glass is clean and clear.

Rodenstock Sironar MC 150mm F5.6:

- Branded by Caltar, for sale under Calumet's home brand
- 150mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Generous coverage
- Excellent sharpness
- Clean, modern, multi-coated glass
- Shutter fires nicely on all speeds

Rodenstock Geronar 210mm F6.8:

- Branded by Caltar, for sale under Calumet's home brand
- 210mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to an 85mm lens on 35mm cameras)
- Modern, compact lens design
- Sharp, multi-coated glass
- Modern Copal shutter fires nicely on all speeds

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