The new ARCA-SWISS F-Universalis DSLR Camera is ultra compact and full of precision technology. The basic model is extremely compact, weighing in at a mere 1.2kg, making it ideal for use either in the studio or on location, where it is just as handy as a folding camera.
The reduced distance between the front and rear standards makes it possible to use very short focal length lenses, ideal for architectural photography. In addition, the all-metal construction provides extreme precision and rigidity. It is compatible with the range of ARCA-SWISS monorail camera accessories.
Thanks to the proprietary ARCA-SWISS orbix® system, all yaw-free swing and tilt movements are made around the centre of the lens (effectively in a sphere) so the position of the lens board plane is maintained in the correct position with no adverse effects on angularity or image composition.
The ARCA-SWISS F-Universalis View Camera is available in three versions. The differences lie mainly in the function carriers, which come with or without support frames. In fact, all three models share a common monorail, front standard and lens carrier. The lens carrier also provides micrometric movements for tilt and vertical shift. Auto- blocking, micrometric vertical and lateral shift movements are also available on the rear standard. It should be noted, that the amount of available shift on all three models is greater than the dimensions of currently available backs, for perfectly stitched panoramas.
ARCA-SWISS F-Universalis 4×5″ Camera
The ARCA-SWISS F-Universalis 4×5″ Camera has a rear standard with a ground-glass and a spring loading dark-slide holder and can be used either with sheet film, or 4×5″ rollfilm holders.