The Zone VI 8x10 Woodfield
I am looking for some information on the Zone VI 8x10 Woodfield camera - specifications (min/max bellows, movements, etc.) and reviews/opinions from users. I did try a Google search as well as a search on this site, but without much success. So, I would appreciate if anybody could direct me to a site with the relevant info, or post them on this thread.
Any help is much appreciated.
There were two versions, the original and the Ultralight, with the latter discontinued only recently.
From a 1993 Zone VI catalog in my file, I find the following specifications for the original version:
Bellows draw: 34"
Folded dimensions: 12.5"x14.75"x4.75"
Front swing: 15 degrees
Front base tilt: 45 degrees
Axis tilt: unlimited
Front rise and fall: 6" travel
Front lateral shift: 3" travel
Rear swing: 12 degrees
Rear tilt: 45 degrees
Made of Honduran mahogany and brass
At the moment I can't lay my hands on a Calumet catalog for data on the Ultralight. If I find it I'll check back here and post the info if nobody else has done so.
Thanks for posting Oren.... where there some later models of the original 8x10 that had the up-dated gold platted knobs. Maybe not that useful but they might help date a camera.
I currently have a Zone VI Ultralight 8x10, and if I'm not mistaken, the biggest changes between the standard Woodfield and the Ultralight was A: black anodized aluminum alloy hardware, B: Made from Walnut not Mahogany, and C: weight without lens at 9.8 lbs.
There were also a number of interim changes ... chek with Richard Ritter for the details .... www.lg4mat.net
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Thanks, Oren, for the specs. Those are what I was after. Thanks also to all who responded so quickly!
BTW, does anybody have feedback on this Zone VI 8x10 model? I would be interested in hearing from you....
I've had my Zone VI 8x10 for almost 2 years now. I especially like the long bellows extension, sturdiness and bail back. I also own a Wisner 8x10 with 24" of bellows extension. Both are very solid cameras. The Wisner now serves as a back-up camera. With the Wisner, I would occasionally move the camera ever so slightly while loading a film holder (just enough to drive you nuts!). I've never experienced that problem with my Zone VI. My Zone VI has gold plated hardware, I believe the serial number is 238.
Originally Posted by sensanjay
Hope this helps,
That helps a lot John. Thank you!
Check out this recently completed auction on eBay: item # 150093620586. Look in advanced search. If I knew how to make a link, I would. Dean
I own a Zone VI (I don't know what a Woodfield is) 8x10. It sure is heavy and big and it's got brass metal parts... It's not a bad design, once you get used to it... only a bit too heavy to carry around on your shoulders (I mean in a bag)...