Kirk D. Keyes Photography

Kirk’s Camera:

Linhof Super Technika IV 4×5

Technika IV - 3/4 View, Opened

This one was made the early ’60’s.

The range finder has been removed to decrease size and weight. A custom rule has been added to aid in focusing.

Linhof was the first to produce a large format camera in metal, and the Technika line has a well deserved reputation for precision and strength.

Techinka IV - ClosedThe Linhof Super Technika IV 4×5 camera in the closed position. It is about 6 lbs in weight and 7 1/4″ H x 8 5/8″ W x 4 5/16″ D in size.

One of the innovations that the Technika brought to cameras was the universal swing-back. I really like this feature – I used to have a wooden 4×5 field camera and I was always afraid that I would drop the back whenever I needed to change the back’s orientation.