SW45 with Flexadaptor

An extremely lightweight non-folding view camera, specifically designed for use with wide-angle lenses. A favourite of architectural photographers. Constructed entirely of quarter-sawn Macassar ebony heartwood and solid titanium. Optional back extender 452 and/or extension tubes enable the use of longer lenses.

Ebony and titanium construction: no vibration or sway, even at maximum extension. Complete stability is assured.

35mm lens usable with 10mm recessed lensboard, 38mm-47mm lens usable with flatboard, without restricting movements.

Triple-draw bellows extension, allowing front and back focus

Light, versatile, easy to use

Accepts Linhof-type 4x5 lensboards

Accepts Phase One Flexadaptor (modification required)

Accepts both 4x5 International Standard and 6x9 Graphic Standard roll film holders (Horseman, Mamiya RB67 etc.): format reducing adapter required for 6x9 roll film or instant film holders.


FORMAT International Standard 4x5 inch. Accepts all International Standard sheet film holders: Polaroid 405, 545, 550, Fuji Instant MS45, PA45, and all Graphic Standard roll film holders.
WOOD Macassar ebony
METAL Titanium
FOCUSING Triple-draw rack & pinion (front and back focusing)
LENSBOARD 4x5 Linhof-type
CAMERA BACK Interchangeable vertical/horizontal International Standard
FOCUSING SCREEN Fresnel lens with 10mm grid, protective glass

(levers lock swings and shifts, knobs lock all other movements)

FRONT Rise 60mm, Fall 25mm, Shift 38mm+38mm, Swing 45°+45°,
Center tilt 20°+20°
BACK Rise 50mm
ZERO ("NULL") POSITION RESET Swings and center tilts: zero detents
Back rise: lowest position
Front rise/fall: zero position alignment points
Shifts: zero position on scale
USABLE LENSES 35mm* - 180mm, (250mm, 400mm telephoto with back extender 452)
* 35mm lenses require recessed lensboard
SPIRIT LEVEL Two one-way levels on back standard
TRIPOD SOCKET 3/8" with 1/4" reducing bush
WEIGHT 1.5kg
DIMENSIONS 21.0 (h) x 20.5* (w) x 9.0 (l) cm *including knobs