Ever wanted to shoot with the incredible image quality of large-format 4"x5" film? Well now you can without lugging around a massive view camera. Wanderlust’s Travelwide 4x5 camera is small enough to go wherever you go. At 6.3 x 3.9 x 5 inches and 9.7 ounces it’s relatively compact and definitely lightweight. Constructed of glass-filled ABS plastic, the point-and-shoot camera features a focusing screen, focusing marks on the barrel, and a trio of cold shoe accessory mounts.
The Travelwide comes with a metal sport finder, pinhole lens, and lens attachment tool. You’ll have to supply a standard 4x5 film holder and, if you want to shoot instant film, a 545i Polaroid holder (the 545 should work with a little hacking).
Available now for preorder, it will ship this summer for $149. It’s no surprise that at this price, the camera comes only with the pinhole lens. Wanderlust recommends a Schneider Angulon 90mm F6.8 lens but says it can accommodate other 90mm lenses as well, so unless you have one tucked away somewhere, check KEH, eBay and other sources for a used lens.
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