C1 8x10 Large Format Camera


Calumet

Categories: Reviews: Equipment : Cameras : Other Film Cameras : Large Format

Large, fairly heavy and sturdy 8 x 10 camera. There were two models - the green model is magnesium and weighs about 13 1/2 lbs and the black is aluminum and is about 16 lbs.

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2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Bob Fowler 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The C-1, aka "The Green Monster" is a wonderful instrument. 34" of bellows draw and light weight coupled with rigid construction and positive locks makes this camera a pleasure to use. I have the 8X10, 5X7, and 4X5 backs with my rig. The only drawbacks - no rise/fall on the rear standard and the 4X5 reduction back is a spring back (with bail), so Graflok accessories (such as roll film holders) can't be used. Calumet does make a nice rollfilm holder that works on all of their 4X5 cameras, so it isn't THAT big of an issue.
12/31/2005 4:11:55 PM
 
Robert Brown
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2003
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4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great war horse of an 8x10. Virtually indestructable, very heavy with lots of movements. A very inexpensive ($200-500 used off ebay) field camera for those with strong backs.
7/1/2003 9:44:41 AM
 

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