Wista 45VX 4X5 Camera with 90mm + 135mm Lenses + Holders


The Wista 45VX is the latest iteration of Wista's all metal cameras (still available new today). 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. All movements are smooth and precise.


• Wista 45VX 4X5 camera
• Super-W-Komura 90mm F6.3 lens
• Schneider Press-Xenar 135mm F3.8 lens
• 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
• 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 good shape and shows normal signs of use
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Graflok/spring back is tight and works as it should
• Ultra-bright, high-precision, original Wista fresnel/ground glass combo is clean and clear

Super-W-Komura 90mm F6.3:

• Probably the most well corrected/aligned wide-angle lens in its class
• Nearly perfectly rectilinear
• Excellent coverage (covers 5X7)
• Extreme sharpness
• 90mm is a wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 28mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Clean, coated glass
• Rear cell shows some "Schneider-itis" (will not affect image quality)
• Modern, black Copal #0 shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• No caps included

Schneider Press-Xenar 135mm F3.8:

• One of the fastest 4X5 lenses available (only surpassed by the Xenotar 150mm F2.8)
• 135mm is a moderately wide/normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Superb, clean, coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Generic front cap included (rear cap not included)

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