The Arca-Swiss F-Metric 8×10 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, with rise/fall/shift being geared. This version of the F-Metric 8×10 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 8×10 F-Metric offers geared front standard 40mm rise/60mm fall to aid composing your architectural images, along with ±50mm of lateral shift on each standard as well (±31mm of geared movement). 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 8×10 is a high quality professional's tool that is ideal for use with 8×10 film, any medium format film backs, and digital backs with interfaces for the 8×10 standard.
An incredibly precise 8×10 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
Geared rise and lateral shift movements, with no backlash
40mm of geared rise and 60mm of geared fall upon front standard
±50mm of lateral shift upon each standard, with ±31mm of geared range
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