Busch Pressman D 4x5 Field Modified with 135mm Wollensak Raptar - Ready to Go!
I've taken a classic Busch Pressman D 4x5 and transformed it into a lean, mean, shootin' machine.
Completely cleaned, lubed, and adjusted all functions. Smooth as silk. Very good condition overall.
Removed all items not needed for ground glass focusing. Original ground glass included.
All leather was removed and replaced with leather-like material. Bellows is light tight - any pinholes sealed. New leather handle installed.
Shutter sounds great at all speeds (as far as I can tell without a shutter tester). Includes a hand made aluminum lens board.
Lens glass is very usable, with very slight internal haze.
Leather viewing hood included. Small separations at both corners of hood, does not affect function of hood.
Ready for use in under 10 seconds. Try that with a wooden folder!
Price is $300.00 including shipping to lower 48 states in the U.S. Additional (actual) shipping charges to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada apply.
Sales to CONUS and Canada only.
Satisfaction Guaranteed, or your money back. Return within 14 days of receipt for refund. No refund after 14 days from receipt plus shipping time. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of purchaser.
Busch Pressman shutter and lens compatibility
The Busch Pressman does not have a focal plane shutter. In fact, the lens that is mounted on the camera is contained within the Rapax shutter, which is a leaf type, similar to a Copal or compur in basic principle. The lens/shutter combination is then mounted onto a lens board, which allows the lens/shutter assembly to be mounted onto the camera. There is one retaining screw at the top of the camera, which secures the lens to the camera.
If you wish to use additional lenses, simply mount the lens/shutter onto another lens board, and voila, you now have interchangeable lenses. Each shutter requires a particular hole size in the lens board, so the photographer must obtain the appropriate lens board for the shutter being used. The most common shutter sizes are Copal 00, Copal 0, Copal 1, and Copal 3.
This camera has a simple shutter with ground glass focusing, so it seems to conform to your requirements.
I hope this information was helpful to you. Have a good day.
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