Try mainline photographics in Sydney... Scott has always been very helpful...
Wista SP 4X5
I have a Wista technical folding camera with micro swing and fresnel focusing screen. Comes with two lens boards, both Copal zero, a focussing cloth and five Double dark slides. In excellent if your are interested?
Overseas, KEH always has some good gear: they are not too expensive, although shipping is s-l-o-w.
slow? i had a delivery from Keh to my front door in altona, vic. in 4 days! my only criticism of Keh is that their shipping is expensive and they don't provide a cheaper alternative
This thread might be out of date by now, but four days ago I received this email (in part) from Richard White, a professional photographer in Mansfield, Victoria.
Firstly I am selling my Linhof Technika V 4 x 5" camera. Out of 10 I would give it an 8 or 8 1/2.
It is the newer of the Technika V's with the metal ratchet for camera rise not the plastic one. It has an almost new bellows and a spare brand new leather bellows. Well looked after and works perfectly.
I also have a Beattie bright screen which adds 2 stops of brightness to the ground glass. Screen new value over $400. Also there are 2 spare ground glasses with different format markings.
The lens range I have been using is from 65 to 500 mm. You can also use a 58 mm if you need to.
If you need to familiarize yourself with the camera see the Linhof web site.
I am selling it for A$1750 for the camera plus the screen and extra bellows. Without the "Bright screen" the price is $1500."
You can contact him through <www.richardwhite.com.au>
I too received Richard White's email regarding the sale of his stuff.
It sounds great, if a probably heavy. But I bought my LF a while earlier so I have no need for it. <sigh>
RW obviously looks after his stuff and he's produced beautiful work with it. I think prospective buyers should arrange to check it out, but he's in Mansfield, so there might be some travel involved; anyhow, that district has some beautiful scenery, so take your gear with you and make it a mini-holiday in paradise!!
.::Gary Rowan Higgins
A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
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