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
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.
Chamonix 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
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...|
|Bellows||Maximum || 395 mm|
|Movement||Front|| 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.
Current price list, subject to change without notice.
45N-1 Classic: $900
International EMS shipping for 45N-2 and 45N-1 Classic: $65
Price list for 45N-2 accessories*
*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