Chamonix Cameras in Stock at Really Big Cameras!
Before I post these on my web site for the general public, I wanted to let APUG members know that Really Big Cameras has a limited number of Chamonix Cameras in stock and available for immediate shipment.
I have 4x5 cameras (045n-1) in stock in both maple and walnut with both black and titanium colored hardware. The number of each type is very limited at this time. So, if you want your choice of wood and metal color, please act quickly. These cameras all have the universal bellows (better for wide angle lens use than the standard bellows). They are priced at $875 each - and that price includes shipping.
I also have one 5x7 (057n-1) camera in stock in walnut with black metal hardware. This is the model with the horizontal/vertical back. This model sells for $2000, and the price includes shipping.
I also have a few accessories in stock, including universal bellows for the 4x5 cameras ($95.00), metal lensboards that fit the 4x5 and 5x7 cameras ($35.00 each - pre-drilled for size 0, 1, 3 shutters, or undrilled with a pilot hole). I also have Photo Clam PC-69-UP2 quick release plates that are perfect for use with these Chamonix cameras.
If you'd like to purchase a Chamonix camera, or have any questions, please send an email to:
For a great, ultralight, affordable 4x5 field camera set-up, consider combining a Chamonix 045n-1 4x5 camera with a Feisol Tournament Class carbon fiber tripod (models CT-3342 - $299.00, or CT-3442 - $309.00) and a Photo Clam PC-40N ($219.00) or PC-40NS ($239.00) ballhead. Throw in a PC-69-UP2 quick release plate ($37.00), a 1/4 - 3/8 bushing adapter ($3.00) and a second mounting screw ($2.00) and you'll have a 4x5 camera and complete support system that weighs between 6.25 and 6.5 lbs. (less than many 4x5 cameras alone) and costs less than $1500 delivered (also less than many 4x5 cameras alone).
Sample Configuration (weights approximate):
Chamonix 045n-1 (maple): 3.0 lbs. - $875.00 (includes shipping)
Feisol CT-3342 Tripod: 2.27 lbs. - $299.00
Photo Clam PC-40N Ballhead: 0.9 lbs. - $219.00
Quick Release plate w/bushing and 2nd mounting screw: 0.1 lbs - $42.00
Shipping for tripod and ballhead: within US - $24.00; outside US - $39.00
Total weight = 6.27 lbs.
Total Cost = $1459 (within US); $1474 (outside US)
I am personally using such a set-up (Chamonix 045n-1, Feisol CT-3342 and Photo Clam PC-40N) and must say the lightweight of this system is truly liberating - and in this economy these products are all priced much lower than comparable products from other manufacturers. All three products lines (Chamonix, Feisol and Photo Clam) represent excellent values at truly affordable prices.
Really Big Cameras
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