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    New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Hello all, I've started a thread on LL about this new and interesting camera. Unfortunately this almost immediately turned into a Sinar Vs ALPA Vs Arca debate, which was not my intention in the first place. I hope we can stay on track here.

    Anyway, here is a link to my thread. I will have more time to work with the camera in the next days and to get used to it's unique focusing and tilt mechanisms.

    Arca-Swiss Rm3d LL discussion

    As a first try i took a pic of our back garden, two A75S horizontals (+20mm and -5mm) stitched in CS3, 5% falloff correction applied to the raws in LC11.1:



    And a piece from the stitched area with no sharpening applied:



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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    How much and when is it available?
    Does it support a phace back with a Mamiya mount?
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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Yair, your image looks a bit dark on my screen...

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Yair, your image looks a bit dark on my screen...
    Hi David, could well be the the bottom one is slightly under exposed. I exposed for the sky and did not do any adjustments to the files. I can do it the right way and process them in LC11.1 before taking them into PS....

    Later this afternoon, if I get a chance
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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Bob,
    I am working on getting pricing and availability asap on the above. Over the past two years I have heard the rumors and seen a few prototypes, now it is reality.
    Looks promising.
    I'll keep you posted.


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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Lance - if I can use an H mount - tell me where to send a deposit. I want one of these babies.

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Gosh, you can't half tell it's in London - pure drearyness! Yair, remember the day 3 weeks ago in London when it rained a months rain in one afternoon? I was shooting an outdoor Chupa in that in Stamford Hill, not fun. It's almost freezing here in Jerusalem, I'm going out to photograph in the Old City and putting on a sweater it's so cold at 26 degrees....
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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Lawrie Hope at Peartree here in London has already got the prices for the body, lenses and all the accessories. Feel free to contact him:
    Peartree contact details

    Mine came with H and M mounts, there's also V and C with an AFi mount being tested today.

    And it's 32șc here right now...English summer (when there is one...) is just beautiful!

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Yair,
    Shouldn't the semi-circle locking latch make for quick interchange
    between ground glass and digital back (already on dedicated mount/plate)?

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    Yair,
    Shouldn't the semi-circle locking latch make for quick interchange
    between ground glass and digital back (already on dedicated mount/plate)?
    Yes it's exactly the same mounting system as on all other Arca cameras. I know quite a few architecture shooters who use the F-Metric with this mount as they feel the sliding back adds extra weight+bulk: Dennis Gilbert, Edmund Sumner, Peter Cook, Richard Bryant to name a few...

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    Yair,
    Shouldn't the semi-circle locking latch make for quick interchange
    between ground glass and digital back (already on dedicated mount/plate)?
    Yes it's exactly the same mounting system as on all other Arca cameras. I know quite a few architecture shooters who use the F-Metric with this mount as they feel the sliding back adds extra weight+bulk: Dennis Gilbert, Edmund Sumner, Peter Cook, Richard Bryant to name a few...

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    Re: New Arca-Swiss Rm3d - first impressions

    For those interested, below is short-list of ARCA-SWISS R-Line pricing, including the body, accessories, Schneider Kreuznach APO-Digitar lenses, and Rodenstock / Linos APO-Sironar Digital HR's. There are numerous other options available for this camera, aside from the digital-specific one's listed. However, the list is rather exhaustive, and too long to post. Feel free to contact me with questions.

    ARCA-SWISS R-Line:

    No. 017069 ARCA-SWISS Rm3d black Camera body incl. Groundglass screen and Fresnel Lens $5,530
    No. 017045 ARCA-SWISS Rl3d black Camera body incl. Groundglass screen and Fresnel Lens $6,510
    No. 161008 Vario Finder (Rm3d and Rl3d) Vario Finder 120° (24-210mm) $1,330
    E-Module Electronic leveling Aid and distance metering - pricing TBA (approx. $1500)


    Rodenstock / Linos APO-Sironar Digital HR / R -bayonet
    4.5/28mm Copal - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $6,252
    4.5/28mm Copal Press - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $6,296
    4/35mm Copal - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,702
    4/35mm Copal Press - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,745
    4/60mm Copal - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,221
    4/60mm Copal Press - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,263
    4/100mm Copal - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,136
    4/100mm Copal Press - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,179
    5.6/180mm Copal - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,934
    5.6/180mm Copal Press - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $4,103
    ** Copal Press shutters not recommended when used with flash equipment

    Schneider Kreuznach APO-Digitar / R -bayonet
    5.6/24mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,531
    5.6/35mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,709
    2.8/28mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $3,179
    5.6/47mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,673
    4.0/60mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,212
    5.6/72mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,776
    4.0/80mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,225
    5.6/80mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,519
    4.5/90mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,136
    5.6/100mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,411
    5.6/120mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,268
    5.6/120mm Macro Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,660
    5.6/150mm Copal 0 - incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $2,743

    Mounting-cost for existing Lenses
    F= 24-35mm incl. lensboard, mask, focus drum and calibration - $910
    F= 38-210mm incl. lensboard, extension tube, mask, focus drum and calibration - $1,078

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