Arca-Swiss F-Classic 8x10 View Camera

Arca-Swiss F-Classic 8x10 View Camera

Arca-Swiss F-Classic 8x10 View Camera

B&H # AR810F MFR # 12181

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Product Highlights

  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Great for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Telescoping 50cm Bench
  • Conical 500mm Bellows
  • Ungeared Movements
  • ±40/60mm Front Rise/Fall
  • ±50mm F/R Shift
  • #1 Shutters in Recessed Boards Usable
  • Made in France
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Arca-Swiss 12181 overview

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The Arca-Swiss F-Classic 8x10 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. All camera movements are done on the left. This "F-Classic" version of the 8x10 format 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 8x10 F offers front standard 40mm rise/60mm fall to aid composing your architectural images, along with 50mm of lateral shift on each standard as well. It also 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 8x10 is a high quality professional's tool that is ideal for use with 8x10 film, any medium format film backs, and digital backs with interfaces for the 8x10 standard.

An incredibly precise 8x10 view camera made in France
Fully modular system with extensive accessories for viewing, conversion, etc.
Great for use with digital backs and lenses
Standard telescoping 50-75cm bench rail
Conical 500mm bellows comfortably accommodate all camera positions within the bellows range without interference
Rapid, friction-based ungeared movements
40mm of rise and 60mm of fall upon front standard
50mm of 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
In the Box
Arca-Swiss F-Classic 8x10 View Camera
  • Monorail - Expanding/Telescopic - 50cm
  • Function Carrier for F-Line
  • Function Carrier with Markings for F-Line - Rear
  • 4x5" Format Frame for Front F Line - 141mm
  • #062031 Rear Format Frame
  • #088013 8x10 Film Holder & Groundglass Frame with Fresnel
  • 50cm Synthetic Bellows for 8x10" Camera, 141mm Standard
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Arca-Swiss 12181 specs

    Tilts Front Base: 30° forward and backward
    Swings Front and Rear: 45° left and right, calibrated
    360° total swing capability
    Rise & Fall Front Only: 40mm rise, 60mm fall
    Shifts Front and Rear: 2" (50mm) left and right
    Camera Back 8x10" Vertical/Horizontal quick-change Standard Graflok
    Groundglass with grid-lines and fresnel screen
    Interchangeable Bellows Yes
    Minimum Extension 2.2" (55mm) with wide-angle bellows and 13mm recessed lensboard
    Maximum Extension 500mm Bellows
    50-75cm Telescopic monorail
    Lensboard 141mm x 141mm Arca-Swiss
    Dimensions 20 x 12.5 x 17.3" (50 x 32 x 44cm) L.W.H.
    Weight 10.1 lbs (4.6kg)

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