ARCA-SWISS released their very first cameras during the 1950s, and they soon created a reputation for being precise and
flexible. Engineered for stability, modular design, and easily transportable, these cameras were equally proficient at studio and field work. Ansel Adams employed a camera made by ARCA-SWISS near the last part of his long photographic livelihood. Original Arcas were built to the highest quality standards, while many still being used by professional and amateur advanced photographers today.
The original models were manufactured throughout 1984, which consisted of a Model A (featuring axis tilts); the Model B (sporting base tilts); plus the Model C (which had both axis plus base tilts.) These Arca cameras feature spring backs; while the 4x5 has
compatibility with the Polaroid 545 & 405 holders, and also most of the "slide-in" roll-film backs. Although Graflock backs cannot be used, a Graflock which had a compatible back was made available as an aftermarket accessory. Also ARCA-SWISS manufactured a large number of specialty cameras, which included rare panoramic. plus medium format and large format single lens reflex versions.
ARCA-Swiss manufactures monorail cameras for use in field work in addition to versions for more traditional studio applications.
Apr 2, 2011
4x5 View Cameras
Arca-Swiss 4x5 F-Line Misura View Camera (Metal Shell)
Arca-Swiss F-Classic 4x5 View Camera
Arca-Swiss F-Field C 4x5 View Camera
Arca-Swiss F-Metric 4x5 View Camera
Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 4x5 View Camera
5x7 View Cameras
Arca-Swiss F-Classic 5x7 View Camera
Arca-Swiss F-Classic C 5x7 View Camera
Arca-Swiss F-Metric 5x7 View Camera
Arca-Swiss F-Metric C 5x7 View Camera
Arca-Swiss M-Monolith 5x7 View Camera
6x9 View Cameras
Arca-Swiss F-Classic 6x9 View Camera
8x10 Large Format View Cameras
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