For the 5x7 format, Chamonix produces 3 models: 57N, 57Fs-2, and 57W-d. The 57N is a horizontal-only model for photography in landscape orientation. The 57Fs-2 and 57W-d models have convertible backs for photography in either landscape or portrait orientation.
The cameras in the 57 series are made with teak. (Note that walnut and maple are no longer available. See CAMERAS tab above for more information.)
The metal parts–front/rear standards and small parts–are painted black to complement the color of the carbon fiber components of the camera.
The 57Fs-2 view camera is based on Chamonix's popular 45F1 camera and features asymmetrical tilts of the rear standard. The current 57Fs-2 model comes with a Graflox adapter that will accept a 617 roll film back. The 57Fs-2 camera uses Sinar-type lens boards. This should be the camera of choice for landscape and architecture photographers.
57Fs-2 tech data:
Weight: 2,780 grams
Front: Sinar lens board
Rise: 72mm, Fall: 24mm
Front shift: left: 50mm, right: 50mm
Front tilt: 30° front and back
Rear standard：swing :10° left and right
Rear rise: 45mm
Rear tilt：30° front and back
Asymmetrical tilt: 20° front and back
Rear standard forward：80mm
Bellows draw: :max: 530mm (680mm with extension board), min: 55mm
Folded size: ：290mm X 239.3mm X 103.5mm
This camera is in stock for order.
The camera is $2,775 with EMS international shipping ( 8-15 days) and additional $35 if FedEx shipping is needed (5-8 days).