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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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!
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.
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.
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