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 57N view camera is similar to our 45 series cameras, and it handles like the 45 series. The 57N camera uses Linhof-type lens boards. As of July 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.
57N Horizontal only camera special: $1,500 plus $95 EMS shipping