[ ARCA SWISS F-CLASSIC 4×5 + VIEWING HOOD ]
ARCA SWISS CAMERAS & GEAR [ NO ]
CAMERAS: F-Classic 4×5, F-Classic C 6×9, M-Line 2 MF
COOKE LENSES: Cooke PS945
DOCTER LENSES: Docter 240/9.0
RODENSTOCK LENSES: 65/4.5 Grandagon N, 90/4.5 Grandagon N, 120/5.6 M Sironar, 135/5.6 Sironar S
SCHNEIDER LENSES: 120/5.6 Digitar M, 210/5.6 Apo-Symmar
DIGITAL BACKS: Phase One P45
Eventually, I switched to the ALPA Max technical camera because of its helicoil lenses and versatility. It was easier to travel with when compared to a monorail camera. The Arca Swiss R-Line wasn’t an option back then, or I may have considered trying it.
While I had thoroughly enjoyed using Arca Swiss 4×5 and 6×9 film cameras in the past, I found that medium-format digital cameras were better suited for my digital and color work. Although Arca Swiss deserves recognition for their film cameras, I explored alternative digital options. However, if the circumstances were right, I wouldn’t mind owning another Arca Swiss F-Classic camera in the 4×5 or 6×9 format. But given my preference for wide to extreme wide lenses for landscape photography, I discovered the Ebony RSW field camera fits my needs best.