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The ARCA-SWISS M-monolith Line is the flag ship of the ARCA-SWISS technical cameras.
If, for the architectural photographer, the ARCA-SWISS F-Line is as good as it gets,
for the studio photographer, for whom camera weight does not play such an important role,there is really only one camera that rises to the challenges of precision of modern (digital) studio photography.
Moreover, even the heaviest of all the ARCA-SWISS cameras in the 6 x 9 cm range only weighs 3900g.
In contrast to the main competition, all of the gears in the ARCA-SWISS are made of metal.
That means that when I make adjustments I can feel exactly the counter pressure of the
adjustment rail - and the translations are significantly finer than with the competition, too.
That is so important because the adjustment rails, the focusing rails when using the shorter focal lengths (which the digital backs bring with them,) are much smaller today than they were with film. But here too I have come to appreciate the metal gear rack in the meantime :-)!
A revolutionary patent from ARCA-SWISS is the ARCA-SWISS orbix tilt.
This tilt operates in the centre of the optical axis, which means on the one hand that the focus does not have to be repeatedly re-set, and on the other that we have the only genuinely yaw-free tilt in the whole technical camera market.
There are two models of the ARCA-SWISS orbix tilt:
1.) the ARCA-SWISS orbix dynamic: here the tilt is operated manually and freely. As this function is self locking, it does not have to be locked in place.
2.) the ARCA-SWISS orbix micrometric, here the tilt is operated by a precision geared
In both cases the photographer can feel catches at 5° intervals as a guide to the size of the tiltangle.Speaking for myself, I have hardly used the base tilt since I started working with the orbix tilt.
A great saving of effort!