Capture stunning pictures and be an ace photographer when you have the Shen Hao HZX-45 II A film camera. Sturdy and reliable, this large format field film camera is housed in a highly durable body, which is heavy but not difficult to carry. Together, the features and functionality of the Shen Hao HZX-45 II A make it a great buy for professional photographers.
The camera is built with teak wood and stainless steel. The Shen-Hao comes in a natural wood finish (seen here) and also comes painted black. I first had a black model but it shows wear a bit more. Build quality is good. The camera is sturdy and stable. All of the controls are easy to turn and when locked down make the camera pretty rigid.
Set up is a snap. Taking only minutes to unfold and shoot if speed is important. The camera folds into a pretty compact size when through shooting.
The ground glass (where you focus the image) is reasonably bright with normal and long lenses. Wide lenses can sometimes be a problem to focus as with any large format camera. A bag bellows is available for wide lenses though I regularly shoot with a 65mm with the included bellows. The camera takes Linhof style boards.
This is in excellent shape, there are signs of handling but the glass is clear of scratches. Everything appears to be working as it should