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Arca-Swiss 4x5 F-Line Misura View Camera (Metal Shell)

Arca-Swiss 4x5 F-Line Misura View Camera (Metal Shell)

B&H # AR45MM MFR # 15434
Arca-Swiss 4x5 F-Line Misura View Camera (Metal Shell)

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Product Highlights

  • Self-Contained Metal Casing
  • Fully Modular System
  • Great for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Folding 32cm Monorail
  • Conical 300mm Bellows
  • Ungeared Movements
  • 78/65mm Front/Rear Rise
  • 70mm Front & 50mm Rear Shift
  • Front "Orbix" Center-Axis Tilt
  • Made in France
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Arca-Swiss F-Line Misura overview

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Arca Swiss has taken the portable view camera principle has been taken to a new level with the Arca-Swiss 4x5 F-Line Misura View Camera.  This F-Line lightweight camera features self-contained transit protection in the form of an ingenious metal casing, which unfolds to expose the camera much like the wings of a beetle.  Intelligent engineering has yielded a design as limitless and rewarding as many studio camera designs with the unique capacity to be carried like a small shoulder bag.

As a system, the Arca Swiss F-Classic cameras are incredibly precise and professional view cameras featuring 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 special Misura version of the 4x5 format offers a custom 32cm folding monorail, which accommodates the included bellows and folds up inside the metal shell/case for travel.

The metal 4x5 Misura offers 78mm of front rise, 65mm of rear rise, and 20mm of rear fall, with 70mm of lateral shift upon the front standard and 50mm of lateral shift upon the rear. While the rear standard cannot tilt or swing, the front offers Arca-Swiss' "Orbix" center tilt for easy control over the plane of focus and the depth of field in the images. The bottom of the metal case features a standard Arca-type quick release plate, which fits directly into any Arca-type quick release clamp, itself an adored professional standard. The Arca Swiss 4x5 Misura is a supreme quality, easily transported professional tool for those that frequently travel, ideal for use with medium format film backs (up to 6x9) and very good for use with digital backs made to fit medium format SLR system cameras.

An incredibly precise view camera which folds into its own metal case carrier
Fully modular system with extensive accessories for viewing, conversion, etc.
Great for use with digital backs and lenses
Folding 32cm monorail and 30cm conical bellows
Accepts 35-270mm lenses, and 300mm lenses can be used @ infinity by inverting front standard
Rapid, friction-based ungeared movements
78mm Front rise, 65mm rear rise, and 20mm rear fall
70mm of shift upon front standard and 50mm of shift upon rear standard
Front "Orbix" center based tilt
Micro geared rear standard focusing (great for macro shooting)
Standard 110mm lensboard
Rail inserts directly into any Arca-type quick release
Available 15 cm monorail extension (catalog #041226, B&H item code "ARMRE15") allows approximately 360mm of bellows extension with supplied bellows
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Arca-Swiss F-Line Misura specs

Tilts Front:  ±35° base tilt, ±15° Orbix® tilt
Swings Front:  ±45°
Rise & Fall Front:  3.1" (78mm) rise
Rear:  2.6" (65mm) rise, 0.8" (20mm) fall
Shifts Front:  ±70mm
Rear:  ±
Camera Back 4x5" Vertical/Horizontal quick-change Standard Graflok
Groundglass with grid-lines, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12 and Polaroid markings, and fresnel screen
Interchangeable Bellows Yes
Minimum Extension With standard bellows and flat lensboard: 3.2" (80mm)
With standard bellows and 13mm recessed lensboard: 2.6" (65mm)
With wide-angle bellows and 13mm recessed lensboard: 2.2" (55mm)
Maximum Extension ~300mm (32cm folding monorail)
[~360mm w/ optional #041226 monorail extension]
Lensboard 110 x 110mm Arca-Swiss type
Dimensions 7.9 x 9.5 x 7.1" (20 x 24 x 18cm) WxHxD [compacted]
Weight 5.84 lbs (2.65kg) [with casing]
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 10.7 x 10.6"

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