We are pleased to bring you the Chamonix 4x5H series view cameras. This series is
      designed to meet the need of photographers who prefer to use very wide angle lenses. 

      The H series view cameras are based upon our Chamonix design tradition: The screw-
      focus mechanism and stainless steel focus track make the camera very accurate.

      The major advantage of the H series is its fast set-up and close-down time because the
      lens can stay on the camera when the camera is in the bag, backpack, or case.

      There are two models in the H series, 45H-1 and 45Hs-1.  The 45H-1 is the more
      advanced of the two cameras as it has the asymmetrical tilts of the rear standard.
      The rear standard on the 45H-1 can be removed 
 and exchanged for other format
We have 4x10, 5x7 (horizontal only), and 6x17 backs for the 45H-1 camera. 
     With the 45H-1 the photographer can use other formats; only the back standard is
     changed.   All these formats have the build quality that Chamonix is known for. 

      Both the 45H-1 and the 45Hs-1 come in black finished metal.  The wood is teak or

      Both cameras can be ordered with either a standard or universal bellows.  Either type
     of bellows can be ordered in black or red.

      A few pointers regarding the use of 45H cameras with heavy lenses:
      1)  Our 45H-1 and 45Hs-1 cameras are designed differently than our 45N-2 and
      45F1 cameras. To increase the precision of the camera, we have used a linear focus
      track.  But a side effect of this feature is low friction in the camera bed, especially when
      the camera is tilted with a heavy lens.

      2)  You may consider using the following two steps to focus when your camera is
      not in a level position.

      The first step:  Loosen all the knob locks and use only your eyes (without a loupe)
      for the initial composition and focusing, then tighten the focus knob locks half way

      The second step:  Keep the locks half tightened as it is the only way the focus knobs
      maintain enough friction.  Then use a loupe for fine focus and completely tighten the
      focus locks after the focus process is finished.  Please remember to use one hand to
      hold the focus knob while the other hand is used to tighten the focus locks, otherwise
      slight focus shift will occur due the worm effect the screw-focus feature.

Please see below for the specifications and pictures of 45H-1 camera:     

Maximum 350 mm

 60 mm

 Rise: 70 mm
 Fall: 41 mm
 Shift: 40 mm to each side
 Tilt: 30 degree
 Swing: limited by bellows
 Rear Tilt: 20 degree backwards and forwards asymmetric tilt 

 Swing: 20 degree asymmetric to each side.  

 Shift: 50 mm to each side.
 Rise: 40 mm
 Fall:  none
Weight  4.37 pound/1980 g
 Folded size  206 mm X 120 mm X 248 mm
 Comes with  : ground glass, carbon fiber GG  protector, camera bag


See below for 45Hs-1 specifications and pictures:

Maximum 250 mm

 50 mm

 Rise: 70 mm
 Fall: 41 mm
 shift: 40 mm to each side
 Tilt: 30 degree forward and backward
 Swing: limited by bellows
 Rear Tilt: 10 degree forward and backward
 Swing: 20 degree left and right
 Shift: none
 Rise: 55 mm
 Fall: none
 Weight  3.97 lb / 1800 g
 Folded size 206 mm X 90 mm X 248 mm
 Comes with  : ground glass, carbon fiber GG protector, camera bag



 4X5 H series cameras come with a nice bag:


Current availability:  45H1 cameras in teak in stock and 45Hs1 cameras will come out in May 2019.

The 57 and 410 backs will be ready for ordering.
Each back comes with its own bellows.


Price for 45H series cameras:

45H-1: $1,260 plus $80 EMS international shipping
45Hs-1: $1,120 plus $80 EMS international shipping 

Both the 57 back and 410 back are $1,050 each,
plus $30 EMS international shipping if ordered separately
Shipping is free if ordered with the camera.