Flatbed cameras are often referred to generically as
field cameras, flatbed cameras are light and portable enough to carry anywhere. In a flatbed camera, the two standards travel on a rectangular framework or "bed." The frame usually consists of a dual telescoping track that allows you to easily adjust the lens-to-film distance. Most flatbed cameras can be folded up into a compact, self-contained box for carrying. Potential limitation of field cameras is that not all of them accept interchangeable bellows--a major drawback if you work with very
8x10 Field Cameras
Toyo Field 810 MII Only Toyo can combine the 8x10" large format
film size with an all metal body and put it in a package suitable to
be used in the field. The Toyo Field 810 MII is a light-weight
folding 8x10" field camera with all metal alloy construction and
format reducing capability to 5x7" and 4x5" formats. • Independent
locks on all movements, reversible 8x10 back and a pro-black matte
finish. • Accepts many Toyo Modular system accessories, including
bellows, backs and
• Buy the Toyo Field 810 MII camera
Wista 810DX Cherrywood 8x10 Field Camera. The Wista Field 810DX is compact and light enough to allow the
nature photographer to take advantage of this big film size. The body of the Wista Field 810DX is constructed entirely of seasoned Cherrywood
to ensure strength and beauty, and to eliminate the possibility of
warping. The hardware is brass and the corners are skillfully joined
with durable tongue and groove joints. The hardwood and brass give
the DX beauty and life-time durability. Made in Japan
Horseman 4x5 Woodsman Field Camera. Horseman, renowned for its metal bodied field cameras, is proud to introduce its first wooden body camera, the affordable Woodman 45. Combining the beauty and warmth of a hand-crafted wooden body with the technical movements of view camera, the Woodman 45 is appropriate for many field applications. Constructed entirely of cherry wood to ensure strength and beauty, its design virtually eliminates warping. The hardware has a satin chrome finish with skillfully joined corners which combines to give the Woodman beauty and lifetime durability.
The compact, easy-to-set-up body, accepts Linhof standard lens panels that give you a tremendous choice of lenses. Plus, full swing and tilt functions meet all artistic demands.
• Cherry-wood body
• Lightweight construction
• Folds to a very compact package
• Accepts Wista or Linhof Technika-type 96 x 99mm lensboards
• Graflock back accepts Horseman 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 rollfilm holders, as
well as other international accessories • Includes convenient
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Linhof 2 models.
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Toyo-View - 4 models.
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The Walker Titan SF 4x5 Field camera is a combination of traditional field camera design and modem materials and manufacturing techniques. The body is made from high impact ABS plastic, finished with a very durable coating. All fittings are made from stainless steel. This combination of materials makes the camera exceptionally durable and able to withstand the worst that the elements are able to throw at it.
The lens tilt is on the axis which means that there will be minimal focus shift when tilt and shift are applied on the front standard, in addition the tilt mechanism can be locked for extra rigidity. Swing movement on the front and the rear are controlled by two clamping levers on both standards with neutral points being found by aligning the plates rather than looking for small marking lines.
• Specifically designed around Schneider's Super-Symmar XL lenses
• Rear shift movement is available. Rear shift allows a change of perspective without a change of shape in the subject in the groundglass.
• The reversible international film back will accommodate all standard film holders and incorporates sliding catches to enable use of the Polaroid 545 film holder.
• The focusing screen is a combined focus and fresnel screen with sealed glass cover.
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The Wista Field-45 DX models
eliminate the possibility of warping. The hardware is brass, the
corners skillfully joined with durable tongue and groove joints. The
hardwood and brass give the DX beauty and durability. DX models will
accommodate short focal lenses up to 65mm without the aid of a
recessed lens board. Most lenses from 120 to 150mm in length, can be
left on the camera when transported (mounted backwards!), saving
set-up time and space in your camera case. • Rear Shift allows
adjustment of perspective without altering the shape of the subject
in the groundglass. • Simple and compact • 12" leather bellows.