einen umfassenden Erfahrungsbericht findet man hier:
Hauptalternative bei Arca ist, wie beschrieben, die F-Field Compact 4x5. Ich denke diese ist etwas vielseitiger in den Verstellungen, aber das muss jeder selbst entscheiden.
After more than eight months of extensive use, I am very impressed by the Universalis 4×5. The designers at Arca-Swiss have obviously put a great deal of time and thought in to designing what is a well crafted and engineered camera. As a view camera which has been designed for field or location work, it is as robust and weatherproof as any 4×5 design I am aware of.
On this basis alone, as a stand alone light weight 4×5 camera, the usability and precision of the Arca-Swiss Universalis make it a camera worthy of serious consideration. When you add the modular nature of the Universalis system, let alone compatibility with the larger Arca-Swiss system, you have an extremely versatile camera platform which can be used with both traditional film and newer digital formats.