Cambo ACTUS REPRO
When capturing objects and fine art it is important to use a heavy duty copystand to prevent vibration. The Cambo RPS system is designed to support camera systems and components up to 10Kg. Its modular to suit your requirements; whether you wish to mount the RPS to the wall, have a free standing system, with LED or an under lighting system – one of these combinations will suit your needs.
Since launching the RPS at Photokina 2010, the system has been supplied Worldwide to photographers, museums libraries and archives.
Our specialist dealers supply Cambo technical cameras together with lenses specifically designed for close up and macro work, as well as camera shift for stitching images to produce larger image files. These cameras are supplied with digital backs from Hasselblad, Mamiya Leaf or Phase One. To enable the camera and lens to synchronise there is a digital shutter controller available and this combination will produce the best results.
In 2014 the Cambo launched the Actus. A high quality compact camera system that took the market by storm as the platform was small, it was lightweight and offered most of the movement a photographer would need when shooting landscape and architecture.
Of course it wasn’t long until photographers wanted to do more with the Actus. Extend the bellows to shoot macro, reduce the bellows to shoot wider shots and also swap the DSLR/Mirror camera for a digital back. Cambo were already developing the accessories for these demands.
As digital sensors became larger and the pixel/resolution increased it became obvious there would be many benefits when using an Actus with a DSLR/Mirrorless camera for archiving cultural heritage. Okay, you could buy a macro lens and mount it to a DSLR but what you can also do with the Actus is shift the camera horizontal and vertical to capture a stitched image, hence producing a larger high resolution file. As the resolution of DSLR/Mirrorless systems increased, Cambo paid particular attention to the demands of the archivists and developed a solution that will fit to their budget without sacrificing the build quality.
Controlling the copystand is also important as you don’t want the camera system to vibrate causing the system to misalign. The RPS comes complete with a hand control that has speed control to raise and lower the camera into position. By using the Camera Live View you can move the camera into position and frame accurately by varying the motor speed.
Camera manufacturers have also improved the live view ten fold, so can easily frame the shot with the motorised control of the RPS, see the exact composition and check focus through your monitor.
The front of the Actus is permanently fixed so that there is the best parallel plane between the lens and sensor. The rear standard has full horizontal/vertical shift for stitching large files according to the lens/image circle. Cambo recommend using digital lenses with the Copal 0 or 1 lens plate. You can select from a wide range of lens plates; Copal 0, Copal 1, M39, Leica-R, Nikon F, Canon EOS, Hasselblad V, Mamiya RZ/RB, Mamiya 645ProTL and Pentax 645.