Zone VI ultralight 4x5 and 8x10

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by theo_hartman, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. On the Calumetphoto site I found information about the "new?" ultralight models (4x5 and 8x10). Who has experience with these new cameras. How do they compare (rigidity?) to the older ones or the Wisners.

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    Theo Hartman
    the Netherlands
     
  2. Theo,
    I have used both the original Zone VI and the newer ultralight model
    and found no differance in the rigidity or anything else, except ease
    of carrying.
    I believe the only change was using anodized alum. in place of the
    plated brass metal parts. I've used the new version for about a year
    [350 aheets of film] with no problem.
    Walt
     
  3. The only apparent difference is the aluminum hardware, which, as
    aluminum is wont to do, sticks and jams after a while. Fred Picker
    of the "old" Zone VI used to say that the only metal worse in this
    respect is pewter. I'll stick with the brass :).

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    Bob Creutz, Weymouth, MA, USA
     
  4. Theo,

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    If you rae looking for lightness adn rigidity you may want to
    consider the Phillips. I have been using a Phillips 4x5 for about
    18 months and find it to be one of the solidest LF cameras I have
    ever used in the field. In fact, I find myself using it more and
    more in the studio as well.

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    Also, take a look at the Toho. I have no direct experience with it
    but others rave.

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    Also take a look at the Toho,
     

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