Primer 10×12 | 12×12 Camera

4,270.00 inc. 22% VAT (inc. 22% VAT)

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Introducing our eagerly anticipated Primer 10×12|12×12 Camera, a collaboration born from the mastery of craftsmanship and photographic insight of our esteemed partner, Peter Skrlep. Together, we proudly present a new pinnacle in large format photography with our 10×12|12×12 Primer Camera and accompanying Special Zebra Equipment such as Holders & Plates. Step back in time with us, as we embrace the essence of traditional photography. Our 10×10 and 12×12 cameras pay homage to the classic formats that once graced the early days of photography before the era of film and its standardized formats. In a world where most 10×12 cameras still adhere to the timeless 12×12 square frame, we ask, why not fully utilize the entirety of that existing image area?

Primer 10×12|12×12 Camera is a perfect match with ZEBRA HOLDERS & ZEBRA GLASS PLATES!





Cameras are being manufactured in larger batches a few times per year.

Congratulations! You’re in luck to catch the current series of cameras being produced. Place your order now, and expect a processing time to be around 20-30 days as the series is already underway. Rest assured, you will be notified about the progress and status of your order thru email.



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Introducing the Primer 10×12|12×12 Camera – a masterfully crafted Large Format Camera designed by photographers for photographers. Our commitment to enduring quality is reflected in the construction of the Primer Cameras. Meticulously handcrafted from repurposed, top-tier teak wood, these sturdy wooden companions are designed by photographers, for photographers. With proper care, these cameras are poised to be your artistic confidante for a lifetime, capturing timeless moments with unparalleled precision.

1. Exceptional Durability: Crafted from the finest repurposed teak wood, the Primer camera stands as a heavyweight in durability. Engineered to last a lifetime, it becomes your unwavering artistic companion throughout every photographic journey.

2. Clean and Elegant Design: Embracing simplicity and elegance, Primer 10×12|12×12 camera feature a clean design, free from redundant elements. Each component, from wood particles to rails, screws, and buttons, is meticulously designed for both functionality and aesthetics.

3. Innovative Solutions: While rooted in time-tested design principles, Primer cameras integrate innovative features. A groundbreaking collaboration with Zebra Dry plates introduces a seamlessly fitting square holder, requiring no adjustments. The custom screw-focus mechanism and tracks enable infinitely precise movements.

4. Versatile Plate Compatibility: The Primer 8×10|10×10 camera supports both 10×10 inch plates on the 8×10 camera and 12×12 inch plates on the 10×12 camera. This is made possible by the introduction of new standard holders for square plates in partnership with Zebra.

5. Heavy Lens Support: Engineered to effortlessly accommodate heavy lenses, the Primer camera can bear the weight of lenses exceeding 5 kg. The 169x169mm lens plate provides a stable foundation for your photographic equipment.

6. German Precision: Leveraging top-quality German linear guides and rails, Primer cameras ensure smooth and precise movements, guaranteeing a seamless photography experience.

7. Intuitive Operation: Beyond durability and design, the Primer camera is designed for intuitive use. With all movements facilitated, except back standard shift and rise/fall, photographers enjoy a user-friendly interface that enhances their creative process.

8. Perfect Match with Zebra Products: The camera was designed in partnership with the Zebra brand, featuring specially designed Holders and Glass Dry Plates to ensure seamless compatibility.

9. Lightweight Yet Sturdy: Weighing in at 5.7 kg, the Primer 10×12|12×12 camera strikes a balance between portability and sturdiness. Its compact dimensions (380x380x 135mm make it a versatile tool for photographers on the move.

10. Primer 8×10/10×10 Camera Set: This comprehensive set includes a vertical/horizontal back (10×12, 12×12, or combo), a focusing screen with a grid, focusing screen protection, and a lens board – offering a complete package for a seamless photography experience.

10. Comprehensive Movements: Offering an extensive range of front and rear movements, including rise, fall, shift, swing, and tilt, the Primer camera empowers photographers with unprecedented control over their compositions.


Technical Specifications:

  • Weight: 5,7 kg
  • Dimensions: 380×380 (435mm with knobs) x 135mm
  • Wood: Teak
  • Lensboard: 169x169x3mm
  • Removable, custom made bellows.
  • Bellows extension: 100-900mm, (65mm, tilted base and standards for 25°)
  • Back: Interchangeable, 10×12 or 12×12, 360°
  • Tripod mount: 3/8” 1x and 1/4″ 3x
  • Holders: Compatibility with all commercial Zebra 10×12 & Zebra 12×12 equipment
  • Mechanisms: aluminum

Front Movements:

  • Rise: 88 mm
  • Fall: 68 mm
  • Shift: +/- 35 mm
  • Swing: +/- 58°
  • Tilt forwards: 25°
  • Tilt backward: Limited by bellows

Rear Movements:

  • Rise: None
  • Fall: None
  • Shift: None
  • Swing: +/- 10°
  • Tilt forwards: Limited by bellows
  • Tilt backward: 25°

Versatile Combinations:

  • Primer 10×12|12×12 Camera Set: The comprehensive set includes a vertical/horizontal back (
  • 10×12, 12×12, or combo), a focusing screen with a grid, focusing screen protection, and a lens board – offering everything you need for a seamless photography experience.

Endless Creative Possibilities: Unlock your creative potential with the Primer camera’s versatile combinations, seamlessly transitioning between 8×10 and 10×10 formats or combining both for a diverse range of artistic expressions.

Elevate your photography with the Primer 10×12|12×12 Camera – a perfect union of tradition and innovation. Capture moments with unparalleled precision and artistic flair, knowing your Primer camera is meticulously engineered to meet the demands of your creative journey.

Weight 12100 g
Product type Large Format Camera
Weight 5,7
Dimensions Dimensions: 380×380 (435mm with knobs) x 135mm
Wood Teak
Lens board size 169x169x3mm