So to wrap this up, I picked it up for his asking price. This is what was included in the end:
- Tachihara 4x5 w/sliding back standard (later version from what I've read?), standards seem stable, bellows look good.
- Fujinon A 240 mm f/9
- Nikkor SW 90 mm f/8, some specks of coating loss on the front element.
- 150 mm APO-Sironar N f/5.6, some specks of coating loss on the rear element.
- 65 mm Super-Angulon f/8 (from 1965)
- 120/220 back
- 9 holders
- Cokin filter kit w/9 filters
- Home-made dark cloth
- Lupe, cable release
- Assorted dark room odds and ends
- A Users Guide to the View Camera (2nd ed), Using the View Camera (revised ed), The Book of Pyro
The shutters all sounded fine at multiple speeds. All mounted. He said the coating loss didn't have any noticeable impact so hopefully that was accurate. No worse than what I've used on a Bronica SQ lens without any problems. He is the original owner of all but the Super-Angulon.
Once this is formally given to me over the holidays, I'll pare the kit down a bit as I mentioned earlier. Until then, I have plenty to read.
Thank you all for the feedback and encouragement while I looked at this. I have a hard time spending money and taking chances; your thoughts really did help immensely.
Last edited by Brian Legge; 11-28-2010 at 08:33 PM. Click to view previous post history.