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For Sale... Tachiara Cherrywood 4 x 5 folding field Camera branded as a Wista Field 45 "KIT"

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WORDS FROM Mark Bergsma Photographic Artist

If you love the intentional craft of large format film photography, I am selling a fabulous 4 x 5 film camera outfit that is perfect for YOU. The package includes a classic 4 x 5 folding field camera. The camera is a beautifully crafted collectable Tachiara Cherrywood 4 x 5 folding field Camera branded as a Wista Field 45. It accommodates swings and tilts on both the back and the lens mount. The bellows extends to about 12 inches. The lens mount has rising capabilities. The entire "KIT" (see listings below) is all packed into an extremely easy-to-carry backpack weighs less than 30 lbs.

  1. Beautifully crafted Tachihara/Wista 4x5 Cherrywood Folding Field Camera with Beattie Intense focusing screen. The original focusing screen is included. $925.00

The lens collection includes the following. All have pristine glass. The Super Angulon 65mm f8 has a malfunctioning shutter.

  1. Mint - 90mm f4.5 Nikon lens and Copal 0 Nikon shutter in Wista lens board. I have the original box it came in. $619.00
  2. Bogen-Arcar 210mm f6.3 lens and Copal #1 shutter in Wista lens board. $150.00
  3. Fujinon T 400 mm f8 lens and Copal Shutter in Wista lens board. $225.00
  4. Fujinon W 150mm f5.6 lens and Seiko shutter in a Wista lens board. $299.00
  5. Schnieder Kreuznach Super Angulon 65mm f8 lens and Seiko shutter (does not function properly) in Wista board. $100.00

Also available but not included in the Kit. 

  1. 10 4 x 5 film holders. $150.00
  2. Inbox Minolta digital spot meter F. $175.00
  3. Camera Shutter Air release. $5.00
  4. In box Polaroid 545 4 x 5 film holder. $5.00
  5. Wista focusing magnifier loupe. $65.00
  6. Orbit 6x7 roll film holder C2 for 120 and 220 Film for 4 x 5. $50.00
  7. Custom Back Pack Carrier. $35.00

Total Value of Kit that all fits into a backpack at less than 30lbs: $2848. These were values based on what items I have in this kit sold for on Ebay during December of 2023. I am asking $1795.00 for the entire kit, but will accept reasonable offers of course. See link to how I have priced items at link below.

Also available but not included in the Kit. 

  1. Bogen 3050 Tripod with 3047 Quick Release head.
  2. In box Micromega Critical Focuser for darkroom work.
  3. Film changing bag for freeeeeeee if you dare use it.

To be fair, I researched the prices on Ebay and valued each item close to what it had sold for recently. Below, I have included some linked images I have captured on film with this camera. The film was scanned on an Imacon Flextight Precision II scanner and prepared for digital printing.

To contact me, CLICK HERE and send me a message. Or, you can just call 360-671-7905 

For a PDF of available items listed with prices, CLICK HERE.

For more photos of most items in the kit, CLICK HERE.

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