Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 View Camera

Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 View Camera

Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 View Camera

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Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 View Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Great for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Telescoping 40cm Bench
  • Conical 500mm Bellows
  • Geared Movements
  • ±75/100mm Geared F/R Rise
  • ±50mm Geared F/R Shift
  • #1 Shutters in Recessed Boards Usable
  • Made in France
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  • 1Description

The Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 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 version of the 5x7 F-Metric offers a basic telescoping bench rail, which fully accommodates the included 500mm bellows. It can be extended with optional longer bellows and bench extensions.

The 5x7 F-Metric offers an incredible 100mm of geared rise on the rear standard to reach down into elevated views, along with 75mm of geared rise and 25mm of fall on the front standard. The front rise is especially helpful with ground-level architecture. It has 50mm of geared lateral shift on each standard as well, and offers unlimited vertical swing movement to allow you to remove the bellows (which is a quick procedure) and pack the camera flat. The monorail slides directly into any tripod with an Arca-type quick release clamp, which is itself an adored professional standard.

The Arca-Swiss 5x7 is a high quality professional's tool that is ideal for use with 5x7 film (a host of B&W options remain), medium format film backs (up to 6x17), and digital backs with interfaces such as the Silvestri 5x7 Sliding Back Adapter.

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 (requires digital back 5x7 interface, such as Silvestri 5x7 Sliding Adapter)
Standard telescoping 40-60cm bench rail
Conical 500mm bellows comfortably accommodate all camera positions within the bellows range without interference
Geared rise and lateral shift movements, with no backlash
75mm of geared rise and 25mm of geared fall upon front standard
100mm of geared rise upon rear standard
50mm of geared lateral shift upon each standard
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
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Tilts Front and Rear Base: 30° forward and backward
Swings Front and Rear: 45 ° left and right, calibrated
360° total swing capability
Rise & Fall Front: 75mm rise, 25mm fall, geared
Rear: 100mm rise only, geared
Shifts Front and Rear: 1.2" (30mm) left and right, geared plus 50mm non-geared
Camera Back 5x7" Vertical/Horizontal quick-change Standard
Groundglass with grid-lines and fresnel screen
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 500mm Bellows
40-60cm Telescopic monorail
Lensboard 141 x 141mm Arca-Swiss
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 9.2 lbs (4.2kg)
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