I was able to purchase an old Zone VI today for pretty cheap. The bellows are light tight and it's extremely light and packable so I thought it might work better as a backpacking/hiking camera than my Ebony 45SU. At any rate, I was told that it was originally made by Tachihara but after doing a bit of net research, I hear that the first iterations of this camera were in fact Wista made instead of Tachihara. Can anyone identify my camera?
The camera itself looks to be made of cherrywood. It's labeled simply with a black on silver sticker on the side of the camera base that reads: Zone VI Studios, Inc. Newfane, VT 05345. The base is cherrywood with an inset of black painted metal with two tripod mounting holes. It has a black bellows and silver hardware. The corners of the rear standard have brass joinery.
At any rate, I'd love to hear any thoughts or reviews on this camera. I wasn't really in the market for one, but it was light and came in a package deal with a Symmar S MC 210, Fujinon 400T and Fujinon 90mm f8 for only $850.
Thanks for your replies!