The 045n-1, composed of wood and carbon fiber composite material, is designed
      to be both light and durable while retaining the aesthetics of its hand craftsmanship.
      This camera weighs only 1380 grams. Its graceful appearance is matched by the
      resilience of its carbon fiber components.

      Uncommon camera functions are omitted to ensure the slimmest, lightest build
      possible. While not perfect for every task, the 045n-1 carries its own unique charm 
and character. 

      The structural design of the 045n-1 overcomes some limitations found in 
conventional wooden cameras. For example, the screw-focus mechanism and
      stainless-steel focus track makes the camera much more accurate and durable than
      traditional models. The front stand can be detached so that, with the extension
      accessory, the bellows can be extended freely like a monorail.
This feature is
      especially useful for lenses of long focal length and outdoor macro photography.

      The 045n-1 is designed to be compatible with any lens board of Linhof type.
also manufactures its own lens boards. These are made not of aluminum
      alloy, but carbon fiber, which provides higher durability at only 2/3 of the density.
      We suggest that
Chamonix users choose carbon fiber boards with the 045n-1 to bring
      out its best in both performance and appearance. 

      Now to make it more exciting, Chamonix has improved the 045N-1 design and the
      new model is called 045N-2. Here are the major changes on 045N-2:
           1)  The first batch of 045N-2 will have teak wood with gray or black 
                 metal. The later batches will have maple wood.
           2)   Middle bed sliding mechanism changed from sliding track to ball
                 bearing track and focue adjusting rod changed to smaller diameter
                 stainless steel. This increases rigidity of the camera and the 
                 accuracy and ease of focusing. It has a nicer feels too.
           3)   Add tracks to rear group sliding mechanism to further increase the
                 accuracy and ease of  focusing.
           4)   Re-designed rear standard swinging.
           5)   Improved opening of front standard to accept all standard Linhoff 
                 lens boards.
           6)   Improved bellows locking tabs with the front standard to avoid
                 any rubbing of bellows when the camera is folded.
           7)   The Fresnel lens will be installed on top of ground glass to prevent 
                  possible focus shift.
           8)   The 045N-2 will come with universal bellows.
           9)   The 045N-2 camera will add about 100 grams of weight compare to 
                 045N-1 camera due to these changes.

      Please see below for the specs and some images of the new 045N-2 camera.

 4X5N2 specifications
Accessories  focus hood, lens shade, etc...
Maximum  395 mm

 52 mm

 Rise : 45 mm
 Fall  : 30 mm
 shift : 20 mm
 Tilt   : limited by bellows
 Swing: limited by bellows
 Rear Tilt : 20 degree backwards, forwards limited by bellows
 Swing : 20 degree total
 Shift  : none
 Weight  Teak wood  : 3.42 pound/1550 g
 Comes with  : ground glass with intensify screen, carbon fiber GG 
                      protector, camera wrap.



    Back by popular demand, we give you the 045N1 Classic camera with a red bellows
    and added support for the tracks. All other specs remian the same as 045 N1.
    Please see below for the specs and few pictures.
 4X5 N1 Classic specifications
Accessories  focus hood, lens shade, etc...
Maximum  395 mm (500mm with extention board)

 45 mm

 Rise : 43 mm
 Fall  : 21 mm
 shift : 38 mm
 Tilt   : limited by bellows
 Swing: limited by bellows
 Rear Tilt : 30 degree backwards, forwards limited by bellows
 Swing : 20 degree total
 Shift  : none
 Weight  Teak wood  : 3.24 pound/1470 g
 Comes with  : ground glass with intensify screen, carbon fiber GG  
                        protector, camera wrap.
Current price list, subject to change without notice.
45N-2: $940
45N-1 Classic: $900 
International EMS shipping for 45N-2 and 45N-1 Classic: $65 

Price list for 45N-2 accessories*
bag bellows: $115
extension rack: $130
Chamonix carbon fiber lens board: $80
Folding viewer: $50
Protective leather jacket: $25
*price for accessories does not include shipping.
For more information, please check accessories page.

Please click HERE for important information regarding Fresnel lens problem with 4X5 camera