Wista 45RF 4X5 Camera with 135mm + 180mm Lenses + Holders

$1,579.00

The Wista 45RF is the latest iteration of Wista's all metal cameras (still available new today), based on the 45VX model, with an added multi-focal length rangefinder. This is a fully featured, all metal camera, with an extra long bellows draw and a very stable/rigid platform. Includes front/rear swings, interchangeable bellows and the best fresnel/ground glass combo in the industry. The RF makes this a very capable camera in the field or in the studio, and adds a level of convenience rarely found in field cameras.

Includes:

• Wista 45RF 4X5 camera
• Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6 lens
• Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N 180mm F5.6 lens (Sinar Sinaron S)
• Three 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Front movements include shift, rise, tilt and swing
• Rear movements include tilt and swing
• Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Technika-style lens boards
• Interchangeable bellows
• Built-in viewing hood
• Built-in rangefinder, with universal cams for 135mm, 150mm and 180mm lenses
• Rotating back
• Ultra-bright, high-precision ground glass/fresnel combo

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera is in well-used condition and shows heavy signs of use
• Bellows have recently been replaced and are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Rangefinder works as it should (infinity stops for each lens should be set by new owner)
• Graflok/spring back is tight and works as it should
• Ultra-bright, high-precision, original Wista fresnel/ground glass combo is clean and clear

Schneider Symmar 135mm F5.6:

• 135mm is a moderately wide/normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Superb, clean, coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Press shutter (no need to wind shutter before each shot) is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds (sounds correct to the ear, but not tested for accuracy)
• Aperture scale is hand-marked
• No caps included

Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N 180mm F5.6:

• Branded as Sinaron S, for sale under Sinar's home brand
• One of the most advanced LF lenses ever made
• APO-corrected, multi-coated glass
• Massive coverage
• Extreme sharpness
• 180mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 65mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Clean glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Front filter rim is dented and will not take filters
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds (sounds correct to the ear, but not tested for accuracy)
• No caps included

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

Share