The Chamonix View Camera was founded in 2003, by Chinese photographer and mountaineer on a mission to design and build the lightest, most rigid, and most beautiful cameras for large format photographers. Now, the team of experienced craftsmen has grown from eight to fifteen in the small workshop in Haining City, Zhejiang Province, China.
At Chamonix, cameras are designed by photographers for photographers.
There is an old Chinese saying:
A journey of ten thousand miles starts with the first step. 千里之行，始于足下。
Chamonix took their first few steps with encouragement and support from photographers all over the world. They are humbled and are very grateful for that support.
Now, 17 years later, Chamonix View Camera builds 18 different camera models in formats ranging from 4x5 to 24x32. Chamonix range includes the popular 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras, as well as cameras with unusual formats such as 5x8, 6.5x8.5, 7x17, 8x20, and 12x20. In addition, they also make beautiful film holders and accessories for all the formats they build.
Chamonix makes tools for photographers to release their creativity. Today, you can see Chamonix cameras all over the world. From Antarctica to the arctic coasts, and Mt. Everest to Sahara desert. Glorious and beautiful images are created daily by Chamonix camera users today.