Anyone ever heard of a Wista 4x5 Wood field XM? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I have an opportunity to buy a Wista 4x5 wood field camera Model XM. I can't find any descriptions of how feature of the XM as opposed to say, the DX or DXII. Can any describe the features of the XM? By the way the asking price is $599. Is this in line?

-- Mark DeMulder (, October 14, 1999


Are you sure it is a true Wista camera? The Tachihara 4X5's model number is "XM". Wista may have at one time used the Tachihara and put their name on it.

-- Jeff (, October 14, 1999.

The Wood Field XM is a camera built by Tachihara and sold by Calumet (now discontinued). It is identical to the Tachihara but was sold at a higher price. Wista makes its own cameras now called the DX, DXII, and DXIII. The design is somewhat similar to the Tachihara but with much better construction. It is also more expensive.

-- Georges Pelpel (, November 01, 1999.

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