The new 5x7 camera comes in 3 models: 57N, 57Fs-2, and 57W-d are available now for ordering. The models are described below. The cameras are made with teak or, when available, cherry also. Please see below for detailed specifications and pictures. (Note that walnut and maple are no longer available. See CAMERAS tab above for more information.)
57N is based on our 45N-2 model and has the same build quality and handles like the 45N-2. This design decision by the Chamonix team proves that Chamonix does indeed listen to customers; it was the feedback from customers that was the impetus for the 5x7 view cameras. Chamonix is committed to do whatever possible to satisfy customer needs.
As of April 2017 Chamonix has some 57N horizontal only cameras built with maple; these were manufactured before Chamonix decided to build cameras using only teak and cherry. Contact Chamonix about these specials.
The 57W-d view camera has a reversible (removable) back so that the photographer can use either landscape or portrait orientation. Again, you have the choice of teak or cherry (when available). All models come with black metal (grey is not available). The front standard accepts Linhof-type lens boards. The camera back can be replaced with a 5x8 back. It also can be used with an 8x8 wet plate holder.
|57N & 57W-d SPECIFICATIONS Horizontal only model|
extension board, 4x5 back
|Bellows||Maximum || 570 mm standard/740 mm with extension board|
|Minimum|| 95 mm|
| Movements|| Front|| Rise: 93 mm|
| Fall: 38.5 mm|
| Tilt: limited by bellows|
| Shift: 50 mm to each side|
| Swing: limited by bellows|
| Rear|| Shift: none|
| Swing: 20 degrees|
| Tilt: 20 degrees backwards, forward limited by bellows|
| Weight|| Teak: 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg|
| Cherry: approx 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg|
| Folded Size: 300mm x 273mm x 122mm |
| Comes with: ground glass, camera wrap|