Cambo upgrade for Fuji GFX

Cambo upgrade for Fuji GFX

Cambo has introduced an upgrade solution so previous purchasers of the Cambo Actus camera platform for DLSR and Mirrorless systems can upgrade and use the new Fuji GFX.



The ACB-980 kit upgrades the Actus-B to Actus-GFX and consists of a new rear standard, GFX body bayonet and a front standard that is raised to match the height of the GFX body.



Cambo are known for designing modular cameras and they have certainly maintained their creative thought process in developing yet another camera system solution.

For photographers that do make the upgrade to the GFX solution and want to continue using DSLR and Mirrorless cameras there is also the AC-78E. Release the lever and the camera mount can be quickly exchanged for another camera fitting. This is ideal for studios or colleges that use different camera systems.



The AC-78E enables you to add the existing bayonets for Canon EF, Canon-M, Nikon, Sony E, Olympus MFT, Leica M, Pentax K, MFT and Fuji-X.

AC-78E with Nikon fit

AC-78E with Nikon fit

The ACB-980 and AC-78E is now available from your local dealer.

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Cambo Lens Adapter for Fuji GFX50s

Cambo Lens Adapter for Fuji GFX50s

Today Cambo announced a new lens adapter to fit Canon lenses to the Fujifilm GFX50s.

The CA-GFX will be the third Canon lens adapter that Cambo have manufactured and marketed for camera movement. Having successfully adapted Canon lenses to the Cambo ACTUS (ACB-CA) and more recently the WIDE series camera (WRES-CA.) It was a natural transition to manufacture the adapter as it gives many photographers the option of using their existing lenses with the latest mirrorless, large sensor, Fujifilm GFX50s (CA-GFX.)

Cambo CA-GFX for fuji gfx50s

Cambo CA-GFX Adapter

The CA-GFX adapter fits directly to the bayonet of the GFX camera body and the lens aperture is controlled electronically when dialling in the required f-stop. As there is no direct connection between lens and body, there is no data received; aperture, auto-focus or EXIF, from the lens.

Why make this lens adapter?

The Fujifilm GFX50s sensor measures 33x44mm and Canon lenses such as the 17mm T-SE and 24mm T-SE have very large image circles, they will cover the sensor size and will enable the photographer to apply movement.

Cambo CA-GFX for fuji gfx50s

Cambo CA-GFX Adapter

The CA-GFX (Product code: 99070301) is available from your local dealer.

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Cambo ACTUS-GFX for Fujifilm GFX50s

Cambo ACTUS-GFX for Fujifilm GFX50s

Cambo is pleased to announce the new ACTUS-GFX for use with the Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format camera body.

cambo actus gfx fuji gfx50s


The ACTUS-GFX is a technical camera platform that enables GFX-50s users to apply movement, swing, tilt, rise and fall capturing the detail required when shooting in or out of the studio. The medium format 33mm x 44mm sensor captures a wider area than current full size DSLR systems.



“Modularity is the keyword – the systems components may be separated and recombined’”

The ACTUS-GFX can be used in combination with the GFX-50s and the full range of Actar lenses 24mm, 60mm, 80mm, 90mm and 120mm Macro. But it doesn’t stop there as there are also lens plates available for Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax, Rodenstock and Schneider.


Actus-GFX and Mamiya Lens

Lenses will work without a built-in shutter, the GFX50s camera shutter operates when the electric lens is detached, enabling the camera body to be used with the ACTUS-GFX.

ACTUS-GFX specifications;

  • Size L / W / H: 152 x 115 x 171 mm
  • Weight: 1150 grams
  • Front Swing: 360 degrees
  • Front Tilt: 19 degrees (+10/-9)
  • Rear Shift Vertical: 27mm (12/15)
  • Rear Shift Horizontal: 40mm (20/20)
  • Focus Travel: up to 134mm (to GFX-sensor)

Lens plates options:

  • Copal 0
  • Copal 1 (#3 on request)
  • Hasselblad C Bayonet
  • M39 Leica thread
  • Mamiya 645 ProTL bayonet
  • Mamiya RZ/RB bayonet
  • Pentax 645 bayonet (for mirror less bodies only)

Cambo ACTUS System Brochure

Fuji GFX50s Product Brochure

What’s in the box?

The ACTUS-GFX includes front and rear standards, Monorail Bellows and Bayonet Holder for Fujifilm GFX50s. You will need to buy the lens panel according to your requirements.

New Bayonet System

New Camera Bayonet System

Cambo’s ACTUS-GFX is available now from your local dealer, price €2,250.00 excluding VAT / Local Taxes and shipping cost.


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Cambo Video Quick Release – Arca Style

Cambo Video Quick Release – Arca Style

Cambo have announced a new quick release solution for their professional video rigs.

For many years the Arca style QR (Quick Release) has become a standard in the photographic market and there is good reason why videographers can take advantage of a universal type release when using a tripod or video rig with their digital stills or video camera system.

cambo video arca qr

The quick release plate is designed from the same components as the CBH ball head which means you can move your DSLR camera from a still life shoot on your tripod to a video rig by simply unlocking the grip.

Cambo CBH-6 Ballhead

Cambo CBH-6 Ballhead

As with all Cambo designed accessories, the components are manufactured from aircraft grade aluminium, which is durable and poses resistance to wear and tear. With 70 years of high quality component manufacturing experience, you can rely on the performance of this product in a demanding shooting environment.

Cambo Rig

Cambo Rig fitted with QR

The new Video QR can be purchased with a complete video rig system, all of the support systems can be found here Cambo Video Rigs.

If you already own a Cambo Video Rig, send us an email and we will give you a price for the components you need. We would advise having a spare QR camera plate so you can switch between cameras in your studio.

Contact Cambo BV for further information or your local for prices. – Dealer Search.


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Cambo at The Photography Show 2017

The Photography Show 2017

The Photography Show 2017

Cambo cameras, the latest of the ACTUS and WRS seriesalong with the ACTUS-DB and other Studio accessories will be shown at The Photography Show.

Cambo Cameras

The products will be on display at the Teamwork Photo & Digital Stand H45 and  AJ’s Studio & Camera supplies Stand G67.

The Photography Show 2017
When: 18th – 21 March 2017 
Venue: NEC Birmingham
Products Exhibiting on Stand H45 & G67

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Cambo – Top 100 Camera Blog Award

Cambo – Top 100 Camera Blog Award

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your Cambo blog has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Camera Blogs on the web.

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Camera Blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!

“Wow, this a surprise, we are really pleased to receive an award for all the hard work and effort creating and writing the Cambo blog.”

Top 100 Camera Blogs

How are the Top 100 Camera Blogs Ranked?

The Best Camera blogs from thousands of top Camera blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data is refreshed once a week.

These blogs are ranked based on the following criteria;

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

“I would like to thank the readers and subscribers, Heather for taking care of the E-Blasts and the Cambo team for manufacturing high quality products to review!” cheers Charles.

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Cambo WRE-CA Lens Adaptor

Cambo WRE-CA Lens Adaptor

Cambo announces the new WRE-CA lens adaptor is now available.  This new adaptor enables photographers to attach Canon EF lenses to the pancake style Wide RS system when using a digital back with a rolling shutter, such as the Phase one IQ3-100.

WRE-CA Adaptor

WRE-CA Adaptor

Photographers that already own a Canon wide angle lens such as the 17mm TSE will benefit when using the lens adaptor as the image circle is large enough to cover the 40x54mm sensor area. Check first with your local dealer regarding lens image circles.

wre-ca front view

Showing Canon Lens Mount

The WRE-CA locks onto the WRS body as you would mount a Schneider or Rodenstock lens. The Canon lens bayonets into position just the same as a regular Canon lens mount.

Cambo wrs wre-ca

Cambo WRS-1600 and WRE-CA

The ES (Electronic Shutter) of the Phase One IQ3-100 provides control and versatility when used with a technical camera like the Cambo WRS. It enables instant access and control of the shutter speed and ISO. There is no electronic link between the camera body and lens however you can enter the aperture value manually on the IQ3-100 for meta data proposes.


Phase One IQ3

A black reference is captured prior to you image capture. When using the IQ3-100 the Live View makes it easy to compose your frame and ensure perfect focus. You can also capture direct in Live View using the shutter release overlay or return to the ES control menu to activate capture.

Operating the Lens Adaptor

Normally when a Canon auto iris lens is removed from a DSLR camera body the lens aperture remains wide open. The WRE-CA communicates with the lens and enables the user to adjust the aperture, giving you full control.

Dial in the maximum (wide open) aperture to focus, then select the desired aperture for the shot. You then have the option of stopping the lens down to check depth of field. When the aperture is dialled in it will be displayed in the window after the focal length of the lens. The communication is accurate, such that the display will also show the focal length of zoom lenses.

cambo wre-ca

Cambo WRE-CA

As you can see from the GIF above the focal length is shown together with the selected aperture. This sample file was created when using a Canon 17-40EF-L lens.

This adaptor has an internal battery for continuous use and features an OLED display which shows the preset or set aperture together with the focal length of the lens. A Powerbank and mini USB cable is supplied for additional power on location.

The adapter accepts lenses fitted with Canon EOS bayonet, in combination with the WRS technical camera. The WRE-CA adaptor is finished in black to match the Cambo camera versions.

For further information about Cambo products contact your nearest dealer– Dealer Search.

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