Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 76

Thread: ACTUAL Camera Weights

  1. #1

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Hi Gang,

    As I mentioned in another thread, the ACTUAL weight of many cameras can often differ significantly from the manufacturer's published specs. So, let's use this thread to post the ACTUAL weight of cameras we own or have access to. Please state which brand and model you have. Assume 4x5 format unless stated otherwise. Try to use a fairly accurate scale that weighs in grams or fractional ounces (NOT your bathromm scale). Weigh just the camera as supplied by the manufacturer with no accessories (lensboards, quick release plates, etc.) installed. If you know the manufacturer's published weight, please include that, too.

    OK, I'll start things off:

    Toho FC-45X - Advertised weight = 1400g (3 lb. 1.3 oz.) Actual weight = 1385g (3 lb. ¾ oz)

    Anba Ikeda Wood View - Advertised weight = unkown Actual weight = 1315g (2 lb. 14¼ oz.)

    Canham DLC - Advertised weight = 2640g (4 lb. 11 oz.) Actual weight = 2755g (4 lb. 14¼ oz.)

    Linhof Technikardan TK45S - Advertised weight = varies* Actual weight = 3410g (7 lb. 8¼ oz.)
    * Most Linhof Brochures list the weight of the TK45S as 3000g (6 lb. 7 oz.). However, the instruction manual that came with mine listed it as a much more accurate 3400g (7 lb. 7 oz.)

    Kerry

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Chester, UK
    Posts
    166

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Ebony 45S - Advertised weight=2100g. Actual weight=2205g.

  3. #3
    Moderator Ralph Barker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Posts
    4,938

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    <table cellpadding=1 cellspacing=15>
    <tr>
    <td>Brand/Model</td><td>Mfgr Weight</td><td>Actual Weight</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Toyo 45AX</td><td> "under 6 #"</td><td> 5 ½ #</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Tachihara 8x10 double-extension</td><td> "just under 11#" </td><td>11 # (maybe just under)</td>
    </tr></table>

  4. #4

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Shen-Hao HZX45-AII - Advertised weight = 2200g (4 lb. 13½ oz.) Actual weight = 2490g (5 lb. 7¾ oz)

    Kerry

  5. #5

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Ebony RW45 - Advertised weight = 1700g (3 lb. 11.9 oz.) Actual weight = 1930g (4 lb. 4 oz)

    Kerry

  6. #6

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Horseman FA - - Advertised weight = 2000g (4 lb. 6.4 oz.) Actual weight = 2215g (4 lb. 14 oz)

    Kerry

  7. #7

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Canham DLC - Advertised weight = 2640g (4 lb. 11 oz.) Actual weight = 2755g (4 lb. 14¼ oz.)

    Oops, there is an error in the weights I listed above for the Canham DLC. The weights in pounds and ounces are correct, but the equivalents in grams are way off. The correct numbers are:

    Canham DLC - Advertised weight = 2130g (4 lb. 11 oz.) Actual weight = 2220g (4 lb. 14¼ oz.)

    Kerry

  8. #8

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    My listed weight with Canham DLC: 159 lbs, 11 oz. Actual weight: 162 lbs, 13 oz. Damn that Thanksgiving dinner!

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 1999
    Posts
    870

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Calumet 8x10 "green monster": advertised weight is about 12 to 14 pounds; perceived weight 200 pounds (that's why I got rid of it).

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    1,217

    ACTUAL Camera Weights

    I'm not sure I believe this, but my Toho FC-45X, without lens and lens board, comes to about 2 lbs 11 oz. This also doesn't include the useless viewing hood that comes with the camera. The hood adds another 4 oz. If the hood is included, it comes to about 2 lb, 15 oz or about 1335 g, as delivered, which is slightly less than Kerry measured (1385 g), but my scale could be that far off. Kerry already gave the manufacturer's listed weight of 1.4 kg = 3 lb 1.28 oz

    I measured it in parts using a postal scale which goes up to 2 lbs. The rail came to about 1 lb 7.3 oz, and the standards assembly to about 1 lb 3.7 oz (without the hood).

Similar Threads

  1. Actual weight of Ebony SV57
    By Sal Santamaura in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Oct-2004, 09:40
  2. Actual 5x7" sheet film size?
    By Bųje Lomholdt in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2004, 00:23
  3. 210 mm coverage actual vs listed
    By Steve Hamley in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2003, 10:40
  4. what is the actual picture size of a 6X9 rollback.
    By dave schlick in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2-Jun-2001, 07:48
  5. FYI: Interesting LF Camera Weights
    By M. in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-Nov-1999, 00:49

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •