Introducing the Primer 8×10|10×10 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 cameras 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.
- Zebra 8×10 Wet Plate Holder V2
- Zebra 10×10 Wet Plate Holder V2
- Zebra 8×10 Standard Glass Dry Plates
- Zebra 10×10 Standard Glass Dry Plates
9. Lightweight Yet Sturdy: Weighing in at 4.6 kg, the Primer 8×10|10×10 camera strikes a balance between portability and sturdiness. Its compact dimensions (320x320x145mm) 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 (8×10, 10×10, 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.
- Weight: 4.4 kg
- Dimensions: 320×320 (377mm with knobs) x 145mm
- Wood: Teak
- Lensboard: 169x169x3mm
- Removable, custom-made bellows.
- Bellows extension: 100 – 720mm, (65mm, tilted base and standards for 25°)
- Back: Interchangeable, 8×10, or 10×10, 360°
- Tripod mount: 3/8” 1x and 1/4″ 3x
- Holders: Compatibility with all commercial Zebra 8×10 & Zebra 10×10 equipment
- Mechanisms: Aluminum
- Rise: 88 mm
- Fall: 68 mm
- Shift: +/- 35 mm
- Swing: +/- 58°
- Tilt forwards: 25°
- Tilt backward: Limited by bellows
- Rise: None
- Fall: None
- Shift: None
- Swing: +/- 10°
- Tilt forwards: Limited by bellows
- Tilt backward: 25°
- Primer 8×10|10×10 Camera Set: The comprehensive set includes a vertical/horizontal back (8×10, 10×10, 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 8×10|10×10 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.