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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.