The Whole Plate format has a long history and enjoys special affection among photographers of platunum and other alternative contact printers.
Chamonix WP cameras are primarily designed to meet the need of such photographers for a light weight modern camera. The cameras are made with maple/walnut and light weight and high density carbon fiber. The latter is mainly used for the camera base plates to ensure the stability and rigidity of the cameras.
Chamonix WP cameras are handmade following very strict procedures. All wood parts are hand polished and hand painted. Each coat of paint is applied to the wood and let it naturally dry and another coat of paint is applied. This prodedure is repeated 12 times and lasts 40 days. The wood polish and painting job requires a total 90 days.
The metal part of Chamonix WP camera is anodized aluminum with black finish. The wood choices are Candian maple and black walnut. Different wood will cause a slight different weight of the cameras.  The front stand takes Sinar lens board.
6.5X8.5 specifications

Minimum 100mm
 movement FrontRise : 45mm
Fall  : 45mm
Tilt  : limited by bellow
shift :  50mm to each side
swing: limited by bellow
 Rearshift  : none
swing : 7 degree to each side
Tilt    :  10 degree backwards, forwards limited by bellow
 weight Canadian Maple:

 Dark Walnut     : Not available


Current price list, subject to change without notice.
Whole Plate Camera: $2,754
International EMS shipping: $150