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Author: Andrew Sanderson

Camera review: Me and my Nagaoka 4×5 – Andrew Sanderson

Today I’m going to be reviewing my Nagaoka 4×5, a compact 4×5 field camera designed and built in the 1970’s by Nagaoka Seisakusho in Tokyo. This camera and its siblings (the Nagaoka 8×10 and 9×12) were conceived as “the most portable, the most compact large-scale wooden cameras”. A name that the 4×5 certainly lived up to at the time. If you have never used a large format camera before, they can be daunting, and even confusing. Operating one for the first time is quite a different experience to shooting 35mm or medium format film. Large format cameras can not typically...

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