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Wista 45SP 4X5 all metal field camera w/ 135mm + 210mm Schneider lenses + holders

$1,500.00

The Wista 45SP is a top of the line model of Wista's all metal cameras. A fully featured, all metal camera with an extra long bellows draw and a very stable/rigid platform. Includes front/rear swings, micro swing rear, interchangeable bellows and the best fresnel/ground glass combo in the industry. All movements are smooth and precise.

Includes:

- Wista 45SP 4X5 field camera with box and insert
- Schneider Press Xenar 135mm F3.8
- Schneider Symmar S 210mm F5.6
- 3 modern, used, light-tight tested film holders

Features:

- Front: shift, rise, tilt, swing
- Rear: tilt, swing, micro swing
- Camera uses common and easy to find technika-style lens boards
- Interchangeable bellows
- Rotating back
- Built in viewing hood
- Ultra bright, high-precision ground glass/fresnel combo

Condition:

This is a used, good working condition Wista 45SP 4X5 camera.
Cosmetically, this camera is in good shape with normal signs of use.
Bellows is tested light-tight and in good working condition.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Graflock/Spring back tight and works perfectly.
Original Wista, ultra bright, high-precision fresnel/ground glass installed - clean and clear.
Holders are film tested and light-tight.

Lenses:

Schneider Press Xenar 135mm F3.8:

The 135mm is a moderate wide/normal angle lens on 4X5, (equivalent to a 35mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This special and rare lens is an excellent alternative to the Xenotar 135mm lenses. A super high speed lens, at F3.8 it is one of the fastest in its class (while maintaining a relatively small form factor). Coated, clean glass. Shutter fires nicely on all speeds.

Schneider Symmar 210mm F5.6:

The 210mm is a slightly longer than "normal" lens on 4X5 (equivalent to a 75mm lens on 35mm format cameras). This classic portrait lens features lots of coverage (covers 5X7). Very sharp, glass is clean, shutter fires nicely on all speeds.

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