Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak

Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak

Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak

Meridian 45A Press Camera with 135mm/4,7 Wollensak Lens in Rapax shutter on original board with Graflex "23" Graphic roll film back (6x9cm). This 4x5 Press camera has been modified to take a Graphic roll film back (Meridians only have spring backs although the back does rotate through 360 degrees).

The image is first composed and focused on the ground glass back (it has a magenta mask to aid composition) which is then replaced with the roll film holder for the exposure(s). I used this set up for portraiture; it allows the creation of eight portraits in rapid succession on a single roll of 120 film, obviating the need to change holders after each exposure. The 135mm Wollensak is ideal for this use and is in excellent condition - only drawback is that the Rapax shutter doesn't synch to strobe, but I only used it for available light portraiture (shutter speeds are good). The rangefinder is present but not working.

I left the flash (for bulbs) solenoid on the lens board for show, but it is not set up. There is no hand strap. Meridian cameras are rather rare and this is the only one I have ever seen with the roll film modification.

Meridians feature the extendable/swingable rear standard similar to the Linhof Technikas. With the exceptions noted above, the camera is in very good physical and operational condition.

Meridians make fabulous field cameras. With a full price sale I will throw in another original lens board (not pictured) - almost impossible to find. The table top tripod in the images is NOT included.

The item "Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "normetp" and is located in Spokane, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco.
Meridian 45A Press Camera modified for 6x9 roll film with 135mm/4.7 Wollensak


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