Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera

BH #AR810M • MFR #14181
Arca-Swiss
Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera
Key Features
  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Ideal for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Telescoping 50cm Bench
The Arca-Swiss F-Monolith 8x10 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 8x10 camera includes a telescoping 50cm bench rail, which fully accommodates the included 500mm bellows. It can be extended with optional longer bellows and bench extensions.

The 8x10 F-Monolith offers 9mm of front rise, 61mm of front fall, 70mm of geared rear rise, and 50mm of geared shifts upon each standard. There is also 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.

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Arca-Swiss M-Monolith Overview

The Arca-Swiss F-Monolith 8x10 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 8x10 camera includes a telescoping 50cm bench rail, which fully accommodates the included 500mm bellows. It can be extended with optional longer bellows and bench extensions.

The 8x10 F-Monolith offers 9mm of front rise, 61mm of front fall, 70mm of geared rear rise, and 50mm of geared shifts upon each standard. There is also 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 50cm bench rail
Conical 500mm 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 rear rise and ±50mm of geared front/rear shift
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

TiltsFront Axis: 30° Forward and Backward
Front Base: 45° Forward and Backward
Rear Base: Tilt Only: 45° Forward and Backward
SwingsFront and Rear: 45° Left and Right
Rise & FallFront: 9mm Rise, 61mm Fall, geared
Rear: 2.75" (70mm) Rise only, geared
ShiftsFront and Rear: 2" (50mm) Left and Right, geared, more with slide control
Camera Back8x10 Vertical/Horizontal quick-change International Standard
Groundglass with grid-lines, Fresnel
Interchangeable BellowsYes
Minimum ExtensionWith wide-angle bellows and 13mm recessed lensboard: 2.2" (55mm)
Maximum Extension50 cm with included bellows
50-75 cm Telescopic monorail
Lensboard141 x 141mm Arca-Swiss
Dimensions20 x 12.5 x 19.5" (50 x 32 x 49.5cm) LWH
Weight15.7 lbs (6.4kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight19.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.6 x 16.3 x 16.3"
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