Travelwide Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Travelwide come with a lens?

No; Travelwide is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lens) System. However, the System kit comes with a Wanderlust Pinwide 4×5, so you can shoot pinhole images without a lens.

What lens should I buy?

The Travelwide System is designed for the Schneider Angulon 90mm ƒ/6.8. The Angulon is small, light, inexpensive, and good—just like the Travelwide. We think they make a great team.

Where can I buy a lens?

KEH is a great source—their "BGN" (bargain) lenses are often in great shape and fully functional. You can also check eBay, but buyer beware. Ask the seller plenty of questions, and be sure to read their return policy.

What else do I need to get started?

You'll need film, as well as at least one standard 4×5 film holder. You should be able to find filmholders for $5-10 by searching for "Fidelity 4x5", "Lisco 4x5", "Riteway 4x5" or "4x5 film holder".

Can I use other lenses?

Yes! The Travelwide can also accept most 90mm ƒ/8 lenses, such as the Schneider Super Angulon 90mm ƒ/8. With ƒ/8 lenses, the minimum focus distance will increase to about 1 meter. 90mm ƒ/5.6 lenses are not compatible with the Travelwide.

What about 65mm lenses?

We produced a 65mm Conversion Kit, and will offer it for sale in the near future. The conversion kit will allow you to mount the Super Angulon 65mm ƒ/8, or shoot with the Pinwide at 65mm. Stay tuned!

Can I attach a Polaroid back?

Yes. The Travelwide is compatible with the Polaroid 545i holder, but not the older 545 model. Although Polaroid no longer makes 4×5 film, the New55 Project is planning to bring a brand new instant film to market.

Can I attach a Grafmatic / Roll film holder / other holder?

Yes, most likely. The Travelwide features a standard international 4×5 back. You may need to unscrew the spring back and use ball bungees or heavy rubber bands to attach the camera to the holder.

How is my payment information protected?

All payment details are sent directly to Stripe, so your credit card information never touches the Wanderlust server. Stripe has an incredible security apparatus. Our servers have been patched and are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit.

More questions?
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