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Arca-Swiss F-Classic C 8x10 View Camera

Arca-Swiss F-Classic C 8x10 View Camera

B&H # AR810FC MFR # 12281
Arca-Swiss F-Classic C 8x10 View Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Great for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Collapsing 50cm Monorail
  • 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 12281 overview

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The Arca-Swiss F-Classic C 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 "C" version of the F-Classic 8x10 camera includes a more compact 50cm collapsing monorail, which offers built-in extension to 500mm but also can be folded in half for storage.

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 the included extension bracket, which itself fits into any tripod with an Arca-type quick release clamp.

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
Folding 50cm monorail
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

Arca-Swiss 12281 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
50cm folding monorail
Lensboard 141mm x 141mm Arca-Swiss
Dimensions 20 x 12.5 x 17.3" (50 x 32 x 44cm) L.W.H.
Weight 9.9 lbs (4.5kg)

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