Iston (Shen Hao) 4x5 Field Camera
History: there is not much info on the maker on the net. It is said that its the same maker that makes the Shen Hau cameras, which are highly praised. Looking at this specimen it seems to me really well made. The wood is likely Teak and the brass parts all look very good to me. It offers an international back for 4x5 plateholders, which can be used in landscape and also portrait mode.
The camera comes with 2 ! (not three as seen in the picture) fitting Fidelity Elite 4x5 plateholders.
Condition: This specimen comes in a really great near mint condition. It seems it was stored away safely for quite some time or never used at all. The bellows look good and lighttight to me, the maximum extension is somewhere around 35cm (13"). The camera offers quite some movements, front rise/fall, back tilt and swing.
The camera comes with a brand new and undrilled lensboard. If
you buy a lens form my collection for this camera i can adapt the lens
to it for free and combine shipping costs.
If youre new to wetplate and need guidance at what lens will fit this camera and your needs the best, just feel free to use the contact option on this site.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60 eur
*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)
Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.