Arca Swiss Reflex--a Phoenix : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

A few days ago, I begain searching for info regarding an Arca Swiss Reflex camera, large format, mentioned in a photo periodical and the camera in question was utilised by the Chicago photogapher Marc Hauser. I approached several people for information & help as I found this camera to be very unique as well as confounding, being that it was a large format "reflex" camera----something I have never heard of. I want to thank all those individuals who provided their time & info.

I contacted Mr. Hauser for clarification and help re: this matter. His response is enclosed for those who may be interested as I certainly was. Again thank you.

yes00000---it is a 4x5 slr made by arca swiss---1970 was the year---one shutter speed==30th of a second----f 5.6----lens------view from the top like a hasselbald=---------hope this aneswers your question--marc hauser

-- Raymond A. Bleesz (, March 25, 2001


Was that a SLR ? Peter Gowland has made TLR cameras in several formats, which are still available for sale on his web site.

-- Q.-Tuan Luong (, March 26, 2001.

Dear Ellis Yes, ARCA-SWISS did produce 6x9 as well as 4x5" Reflex cameras for quite a while (even with electronic shutters) but stopped in the late 70's to do so. ARCA-SWISS Reflex camera are nowadays collector cameras for which we get offers up to US$10,000.00!!!!  if in good condition. We still have some models in our Gallery showing the history of ARCA-SWISS.

Best regards

ARCA-SWISS International Martin Vogt

-- Ellis Vener (, March 28, 2001.

There is a camera on the marked that can be considered to be a copy of the Arca Swiss Reflex; the Fuji GX 680. A great camera and a fast one to use,but with a perspective control and a way to do a"Scheimpflug"

-- Gudmundur Ingolfson (, March 29, 2001.

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