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Arca-Swiss F-Metric C 4x5 View Camera

B&H # AR45FMC MFR # 13245
Usually ships in 6-8 weeks

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This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 6-8 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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Product Highlights
  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Great for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Collapsing 30cm Monorail
  • Conical 380mm Bellows
  • Geared Movements
  • ±100mm Geared F/R Rise
  • 30mm Geared F/R Shift
  • #1 Shutters in Recessed Boards Usable
  • Made in France

The Arca Swiss F-Metric C 4x5 View Camera is an incredibly precise and professional view camera that features calibrated, easily accessed control blocks (they call them 'function carriers). Focusing is done with your right hand, with finely geared control available from both the front and the rear standard, unlike most field cameras. All camera movements are done on the left. This "C" version of the F-Metric 4x5 camera includes a compact 30cm collapsing bench rail, which offers built-in extension to 300mm but also can be folded in half for storage.

The 4x5 F-Metric offers an incredible 100mm of geared rise on each standard, with 30mm of geared lateral shift on each standard and ±80mm of total shift. It also offers unlimited vertical swing movement, to allow you to remove the bellows (which is a quick procedure) and pack the camera flat-making it a truly compact piece of equipment. The monorail itself slides directly into the included extension bracket, which fits into any tripod with an Arca-type quick release clamp. The Arca Swiss 4x5 is a high quality, easily transported, professional's tool that is ideal for use with 4x5 film, medium format film backs (up to 6x12), and digital backs made to fit medium format SLR system cameras or the 4x5 international Graflok standard.

An incredibly precise view camera made in France
Fully modular system with extensive accessories for viewing, conversion, etc.
Great for use with digital backs and lenses
Collapsing 30cm bench rail with included extension bracket
Conical 380mm bellows comfortably accommodate all camera positions within the monorail's range without interference
Geared rise and lateral shift movements, with no backlash
100mm of geared rise upon each standard
30mm of geared lateral shift upon each standard, with 50mm additional ungeared movement
Standard 141mm lensboard easily accommodates #1 shutters in recessed boards (adapters are available to accept Linhof Technika-type or Arca-Swiss 110mm lensboards)
Extension bracket inserts directly into any Arca-type quick release
Tilts Front and Rear (base): 30° forward and backward
Swings Front and Rear: 45° left, right - calibrated
360° swing capability
Rise & Fall Front and Rear: 3.9" (100mm) geared rise
Shifts Front and Rear: 1.2" (30mm) left and right geared, plus 50mm additional ungeared
Camera Back 4x5" Vertical/Horizontal quick-change Standard Graflok
Groundglass with grid-lines, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12, Polaroid markings, fresnel screen
Interchangeable Bellows Yes
Minimum Extension With standard bellows and flat lensboard: 3.2" (80 mm)
With standard bellows, 13 mm recessed lensboard: 2.6" (65 mm)
With wide-angle bellows, 13mm recessed lensboard: 2.2" (55 mm)
Maximum Extension 300mm with included bellows & rail
Lensboard 141 x 141mm Arca Swiss
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4kg)


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Arca-SwissF-Metric C 4x5 View Camera

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The Best 4x5 MonoRail

By Clive

from Hong Kong

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer


  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • High quality construction
  • Lightweight


  • Hard to find accessories
  • Not common

Best Uses

  • Architecture
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Studio portrait
  • Travel

Comments about Arca-Swiss F-Metric C 4x5 View Camera:

I used this camera mainly for architecture and studio portrait.It is very well made, superb built quality, the compact rail is really compact when folded. very easy to access and you are ready to shoot in two minutes.It is relatively light weight and compact, easy to fit in my backpack and travel around.The only bad thing is, 2nd hand accessories are very hard to find, buy new is very expensive[...]

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