One of Arca Swiss' new launches, the Rm2d.
At 700g the Rm2d is lighter than its predecessors and Arca-Swiss is aiming it at hand-holding photojournalists as well as architectural and travel photographers. As with all Arca-Swiss R cameras, the Rm2d has its own AIP (All In Plane) vertical shift. The +/- 15mm manual vertical shift makes quick stitching possible; the vertical shift of +20-10mm takes place micrometrically.
Arca-Swiss claims the focus device's repeatable settings are accurate to 15 microns, and the zoom viewfinder can be used with various focal lengths. The camera is compatible with all leading digital and film backs. Like the other R-line cameras, the Rm2d is compatible with Arca-Swiss' R-lens mounts, available in focal lengths from 23mm-250mm.
Arca-Swiss has also launched the Rm3di, which offers self-locking geared AIP in vertical and lateral shifts. The manufacturer has added hand grips in a durable, tactile new material, which it claims allows users to move from portrait to landscape format without adjusting the viewfinder or back. The focusing mechanism's repeatable settings are accurate to 10 microns, claims Arca-Swiss, and is equipped with a standard electronic sensor. The Rm3di is also compatible with all lenses in the R-lens range, and features built-in mounts for accessories such as a bellows.
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