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    The Zone VI 8x10 Woodfield

    Hi all,

    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.



    Best wishes,


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    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"
    Weight: 13.7lb
    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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....



    Best wishes,


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensanjay View Post

    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.

    Hope this helps,

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    That helps a lot John. Thank you!


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    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
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    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)...

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