The Arca-Swiss F-Field C 4x5 View Camera is an incredibly precise and professional view camera that features calibrated, easily accessed control blocks (they call them 'function carriers). As the "F-Field" designated format of their 4x5 system, it has a 110mm front standard instead of a 141mm standard, reducing the bellows size, the weight of the front standard, and the size of the lensboards.
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. The F-Field C 4x5 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-Field offers an incredible 100mm of rise on the rear standard, along with 25mm of rise and 35mm of fall for the front. Both front and rear standards allow 40mm of lateral 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 F-Field 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
- Hybrid 110mm/141mm front/rear standard design for reduced size and weight
- 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 300mm bellows comfortably accommodate all camera positions within the monorail's range without interference
- Rapid, friction-based ungeared movements
- 100mm of rise upon rear standard, with 25mm/35mm rise/fall for front standard
- 40mm of lateral shift upon each standard
- Standard 110mm lensboard
- Rail inserts directly into any Arca-type quick release
Note:NOTE: Arca-Swiss manufactures a special Arca-Polaroid 405 back for their 4x5" cameras - Polaroid's 405 back will not work.