Eeeeeet...................... hath....................... arrivethed.

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by 480sparky, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    New toy arrived today: a Shen Hao HZX-45 II A.


    Complete set-up. Nikkor 150/5.6 on a board, loupe, 3 film holders, 8 sheets of film, glass protector, focus cloth, backpack, the whole 9 yards.


    Mint condition.


    Dayum......... ain't that purdy?!?!
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    That is a beautiful camera. Make sure to share some images from it when you have some.
  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Absolutely beautiful!
  4. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Looks like a lot of fun.
  5. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    When i decided to get back into LF, I wanted to get something that was not only good, but good-looking as well. I didn't want anything like a Graflex that would make me look like Eisenhower's press photographer.

    Now I'm actually pining for a matching walnut tripod.
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  6. Have fun with that ☺
  7. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    Three film holders are loaded with 6 sheets. Gonna try to take 'er our for a test drive tomorrow evening.
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  8. Congratulations! Show the results, please.
  9. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Can't wait to see something
  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Oh Red, you're going to get me back into my first love, large format black and white photography. Then I'll have to build a new darkroom, because my current darkroom won't accomodate my large format enlarger - which calls to me daily from the shed asking to be put back to work.

    The camera is gorgeous. Does it have full swings and tilts on both the back and front standards? Have a blast and definitely share some photos. And remember, even by PL's former name, this camera is seriously compact next to 11x14 monorails.
  11. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I love those cameras. Takes me back to the last time i used one.
    A portrait of my son Ben. He was about 14 and I used it to photograph
    his injuries. (he took a brick in the face in a fun stone throwing fight !)
    I'll see if i can find it :eek-54:
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    You bought an accordion!!!

    I mean, pretty camera.
  13. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    how are they going to be digitised here to be shown ? straight scan?
  14. 480sparky

    480sparky Regular

    Aug 24, 2015
    First quick-n-dirty scan.

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