How can I identify the model of Arca Swiss Camera I have just purchased? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I have just purchased an Arca Swiss Mono Rail 4x5 camera on e-bay. The seller was not the owner. The camera is apearently about 12-15 years old. Although I have visited various sites including amplisand the fstop sites, I am unsure how I can tell what model this camera is. Can anyone help me find out whether this is a model that is currently being produced? I hope to buy accesories for this camera in the near future and need to know what will work and what won't. I am also interested in the specs.for this camera, so I can better understand it's capabilities The are several sites that deal with current models,but none that I have found so far to tell me exactly what I have purchased.

-- Bob Millard (, July 10, 2001


Most likely an Arca Swiss "Basic" A, A&B or B. P

-- edward kang (, July 10, 2001.

can you post a URL for the auction item? That will help.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (, July 10, 2001.

If it is the older version, the main part that is not interchangable are the bellows. Also you'll want flat lens boards: the standard lens boards for the 4x5 (and larger versions) of the F and M series cameras have a 13mm recess.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (, July 10, 2001.

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