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Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera

Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera

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Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Incredibly Precise View Camera
  • Fully Modular System
  • Ideal for Digital Backs & Lenses
  • Telescoping 50cm Bench
  • Conical 500mm Bellows
  • All Geared Movements
  • ±70mm Rear Rise
  • ±50mm Geared F/R Shift
  • Geared "Orbix" Center-Axis Tilt
  • Made in France
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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
In the Box
Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 8x10 View Camera
  • Function Carrier for M-Line Monolith - Front
  • Function Carrier for M-Line Monolith - Rear
  • 4x5" Format Frame for Front - M Line Monolith - 141mm
  • #063040 Rear Format Frame
  • #088013 8x10 Film Holder & Groundglass Frame w/ Fresnel
  • 8x10 Standard Bellows (50cm)
  • Monorail - Expanding/Telescopic - 50cm
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Specifications
    Tilts Front Axis: 30° Forward and Backward
    Front Base: 45° Forward and Backward
    Rear Base: Tilt Only: 45° Forward and Backward
    Swings Front and Rear: 45° Left and Right
    Rise & Fall Front: 9mm Rise, 61mm Fall, geared
    Rear: 2.75" (70mm) Rise only, geared
    Shifts Front and Rear: 2" (50mm) Left and Right, geared, more with slide control
    Camera Back 8x10 Vertical/Horizontal quick-change International Standard
    Groundglass with grid-lines, Fresnel
    Interchangeable Bellows Yes
    Minimum Extension With wide-angle bellows and 13mm recessed lensboard: 2.2" (55mm)
    Maximum Extension 50 cm with included bellows
    50-75 cm Telescopic monorail
    Lensboard 141 x 141mm Arca-Swiss
    Dimensions 20 x 12.5 x 19.5" (50 x 32 x 49.5cm) LWH
    Weight 15.7 lbs (6.4kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.6 x 16.3 x 16.3"

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