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    Tachihara 4x5 question

    Just purchased one of these the other day. The one I am getting has a 16 inch bellows and according to the ad it is cherry and chrome. The pictures I have seen of the tachis they are cherry and brass. Is the one I'm getting a different model
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    You're negatives won't know the difference
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Some were cherry and brass looking finish and some were cherry and chrome finish. Some had black bellows and some had red bellows. I believe I have seen a few on Ebay with a black finish instead of Cherry. Also some looked to be a different wood besides cherry. I heard some early models had 12" bellows. I had a cherry and brass one and it had 13" black bellows. Consider yourself lucky to have 16" bellows. You have the John Holmes of Tachiharas!

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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    Consider yourself lucky to have 16" bellows.
    Precisely !

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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Cool....the John Holmes of tachi's. I think I will have it engraved.."TACHI WADD"
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Although the Tachihara website is no more, you can see examples of the different 4x5 camera finishes on this archived page:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20110520...4x5.2dann.html

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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    We need a poll ... Tachi brass vs. Tachi chrome.

    Better, a death match!

    But I fear a death match would scratch the beautiful cherry on both cameras.
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    We need a poll ... Tachi brass vs. Tachi chrome.

    Better, a death match!

    But I fear a death match would scratch the beautiful cherry on both cameras.
    I bought mine brand new and it looked exactly like the one on the left. Whenever I got it out I was always afraid I was going to scratch it.

    I now shoot a used Wehman. It reminds me of my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Any scratch or dent just adds character!

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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    I don't see how it could have 16" bellows, unless it is a 5x7 with a 4x5 back, or has a different mechanical design. But if it were double extension it would have something like 20 inches, right?

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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Meisburger View Post
    I don't see how it could have 16" bellows, unless it is a 5x7 with a 4x5 back, or has a different mechanical design. But if it were double extension it would have something like 20 inches, right?
    I have a Tachihara that has 16" of extension but it's been modified with an added sliding rear section, a bit like the rear slider on a Toyo 45A. This is the only one anything like this I've ever seen and I've had several dozen Tachiharas. It would be interesting to see what the OP bought.


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