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    My new Tachihara 45GF

    I just unboxed my brand new Tachihara 45GF that i ordered from Jim at Midwest Photo, contrary to rumors, these cameras are still being made. According to Jim, the maker has enough wood to make cameras for another 5 years. I love it it is really a thing of beauty. I just did a test shot with one of my last 2 sheets of Fuji black and white instant film, at f5.6 and it turned out beautifully sharp with my 150mm apo sironar n lens. I can't wait to get it outside to shoot some velvia!

    I also plan on getting a pup tent to load some black and white film into holders at some point.

    Thanks to everyone here for some great info.

    I also have a crown graphic, that I won't have a need for that i stripped down to use as a field camera but have all of the hardware if anyone is interested. It also has 2 copal 0 lens boards. Its condition is excellent. Send me a pm if interested.

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    One question, would the camera benefit from an application of Renaissance wax? It will be getting as dry as the desert pretty soon here in Wisconsin.

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    Wax as applied to fine wood and buffed is such a thin layer that it would provide no protection from moisture exchange. However, the finish on the camera will.

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    Congrats! It's a thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcd View Post
    Wax as applied to fine wood and buffed is such a thin layer that it would provide no protection from moisture exchange. However, the finish on the camera will.
    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Congrats! It's a thing of beauty.
    Thank you I am really enjoying it! I've wanted one for a long time

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    Jim set me up with exactly the same outfit about 7 or 8 years ago......you'll like it (:



 

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