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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    The Chamonix is hard to beat. It certainly surpasses graphic style cameras, as well as most of the wooden field cameras.

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    Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Collins View Post
    I have been using the latest model 45N-2 from Chamonix and I am quite pleased with its operation and its weight. 1550 grams on my scale plus or minus 2 grams.
    +1 for one of the Chamonix 4x5 models - Ive used the 45N1 and F1 and liked both. Id go with a folding version for portability sake.


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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    Thanks for all the tips everybody!
    I'm gonna do some research on these recommendations.

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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    +1 on the Chamonix. I've hiked mine hundreds of miles and it just works.
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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    +1 Chamonix

    I'm new to LF so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

    I got the Chamonix F2. (The F1 got replaced by the F2).
    The F2 has asymmetric tilt of the rear standard, the N2 doesn't have it. Price difference about $100 and if I use the camera for the next 5 years I considered the difference to be non-significant.

    I can't compare it to other large format cameras as I have no other.

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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    What is light weight to you?

    Metal Wistas and Toyos are very sturdy and weigh just over 6 pounds. I flipped a Wista once and a good friend of mine owns a Toyo. If you want lighter weight you can save 2-3 pounds with a Chamonix depending on which model you choose. I hear that Chamonix's are pretty sturdy but I have never handled one.

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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    Toyo 45CF: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ld_Camera.html

    B&H (where I bought mine when the CF first came out) says they're discontinued but you can easily find them used. Lightweight - great for backpacking or bicycle touring - and you don't need a heavy tripod. I use a series 0 Gitzo with Wimberley Arca style head w/QR (not this one but similar: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...5t.html?sts=pi.

    Thomas

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    Re: Recommendations for a 4x5 field camera

    The Technikardan is so nice

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