FS: Linhof Kardan Color 45S + Ilex 150/4.8, kit
I just bought a Sinar F1, a more suitable monorail for the traveling and backpacking I do, and I'd like to sell my Linhof here to finance a wide lens (I'm also open to trades).
The camera itself is in great shape, all movements are smooth and lock down properly. The GG has a fresnel lens on it and the Graflok back works as it should.
It includes a standard bellows and a homemade bag bellows from the previous owner. The standard bellows is not light tight when opened all the way, but I haven't noticed any light leaks on my film in normal use. If you'd like, I can make an attempt at repairing this before sending the camera out, if not new bellows can be found on eBay for ~$60. The bag bellows works perfect and is light tight.
The lens is an Ilex Acuton 150mm f/4.8 in a Copal #1 shutter. Very very minor dust and wear, but generally in great shape. I haven't scientifically tested all the shutter speeds, but they seem to be accurate so far as I can tell.
Also has the tripod collar. I have the matching Linhof tripod, which I'll include if you're willing to pay additional shipping for it. Its a beast, but is rock solid. The only problem with it is that the clamp that holds one of the leg extensions in came loose and the leg will fall down freely. It looks like it can be repaired by someone a little more handy than I.
I'll throw in a few more goodies too.
- Sekonic L-396A "Studio Deluxe III" Light meter.
- Polaroid 545 4x5 Back
- Dark Cloth
- 8x Lupe
I'd like to get $425 + s/h for the set.
If this is your first 4x5 and you're looking to put together a complete setup, I can include up to 3 Riteway film holders @ $15/ea. I'd rather not part with my film holders, but I'll offer this as a convenience to someone who may be trying to put together their first LF kit.
Bump for a price drop. How about $375
I'll entertain reasonable offers.