Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 4x5 View Camera

Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 4x5 View Camera

Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 4x5 View Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Ideal for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Telescoping 40cm Bench
  • Conical 380mm Bellows
  • All Geared Movements
  • ±70mm F/R Rise
  • ±50mm Geared F/R Shift
  • Geared "Orbix" Center-Axis Tilt
  • Made in France
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Arca-Swiss M-Monolith overview

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The Arca-Swiss F-Monolith 4x5 View Camera is an incredibly precise and professional studio view camera that features calibrated, finely geared, and easily accessed control blocks (they call them 'function carriers). It is absolutely ideal for use with digital backs. Focusing is done with your right hand, with geared control available from both the front and the rear standard. All camera movements are done on the left. The F-Monolith 4x5 camera includes a telescoping 40cm bench rail, which fully accommodates the included 380mm bellows. It can be extended with optional longer bellows and bench extensions.

The 4x5 F-Monolith offers 70mm of geared rise and 50mm of geared shifts upon each standard, with 50mm of additional ungeared lateral shift if needed. It also offers Arca-Swiss' "Orbix" geared center-based front tilt, which allows the lens to essentially rotate around its optical axis so that the entire image on the groundglass essentially remains stationary during tilts and swings, with only the focus planes being altered.

The M-Monolith's monorail itself slides directly into any tripod with an Arca-type quick release clamp, itself an adored professional standard. The M-Monolith, with its precise gearing, is perfect for use atop Arca-Swiss' C1 Cube tripod head, or any other geared tripod head.

An incredibly precise view camera made in France
Fully modular system with extensive accessories for viewing, conversion, etc.
Perfect for studio use of digital backs and lenses
Standard telescoping 40cm bench rail
Conical 380mm bellows comfortably accommodate all camera positions within the monorail's range without interference
Geared rise, shift, tilt, and swing-with no backlash
70mm of geared rise and ±50mm of geared shift upon each standard
50mm of additional ungeared lateral shift upon each standard, for 100mm of available total lateral displacement
Arca-Swiss "Orbix" geared center-based tilt to ease control of focusing planes
Standard 141mm lensboard easily accommodates #1 shutters in recessed boards (adapters are available to accept Linhof Technika-type or Arca-Swiss 110mm lensboards)
Rail inserts directly into any Arca-type quick release

Arca-Swiss M-Monolith specs

Tilts Front: Axis: 30° forward and backward
Base: 45 ° forward and backward
Rear: Base Only: 45° forward and backward
Swings Front and Rear: 45° Left and Right, geared
Rise & Fall Front (geared): 2.75" (70mm) rise, Rear (geared): 2.75" (70mm) rise
Shifts Front and Rear: 2" (50mm) left and right, 50mm non-geared
Camera Back 4x5 Vertical/Horizontal quick-change Standard Graflok
Groundglass, grid-lines, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12, Polaroid markings, Fresnel
Interchangeable Bellows Yes
Minimum Extension 3.2" (80mm) with standard bellows and flat lensboard
2.6" (65mm) with standard bellows, 13mm recessed lensboard
2.2" (55mm) with wide-angle bellows, 13mm recessed lensboard
Maximum Extension 380mm Bellows
15.7 - 25.6" (40-65cm) Telescopic monorail
Lensboard 141 x 141mm Arca-Swiss
Dimensions 16 x 9.8 x 14.5" (41 x 25 x 37cm) LWH
Weight 11.7 lbs (5.3kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 12.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 10.9 x 10.3"

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