Category Archives: Architecture

Camera systems and lenses used to capture architectural images.

Dutch silver mining and beyond

Sake Elzinga lives in the tranquil Dutch town of Assen. Approaching his front door you can’t miss a print displayed in the window. It shows bumper cars on an abonded fair. This turns out to be a photograph made near … Continue reading

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Real wide angle for smaller sensors

The Actar-15 lens is perfectly suitable for use with mirrorless medium format cameras like the Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX. It’s also an attractive option for users of APS_C sensor cameras. When using a camera like the Fujifilm X on … Continue reading

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Subtle shading

When shooting an extreme wide angle – and that’s what the Actar-19 is when combined with a 33x44mm sensor – you’ll only have limited ways to shade the lens. Using a flexible hood at least makes is possible to adapt … Continue reading

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We’ve got something to celebrate

2021 is Cambo’s 75th Anniversary year. We don’t want to let it pass unnoticed. Therefore we’ve decided to bundle the Actus-G with the newly announced Actar-15 and Actar-19 lenses. So what’s in the box? The Actus-G mini view camera and … Continue reading

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Wider angles and a variety of sensors

End of last year we dedicated a blog entry to the new Actar-19 lens. A superb lens, with the distinction of an exceptionally large usable image circle given the short focal length. Crucial, when you’re working with a large sensor … Continue reading

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Tilleman’s take on architecture

The 1920’s were the years of modernism in architecture. 1919 Walter Gropius had founded the Bauhaus Academy for architecture and desing in Weimar, promoting the idea of machine production as a stimulus to design for a better world. Le Corbusier … Continue reading

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New applications for the X-Shutter

About a year ago, Phase One introduced their XT system. A technical camera developed in close cooperation with and manufactured by Cambo. At the core of the XT is the X-shutter. It’s a robust #0 leaf shutter that can take … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a lost space

One Wall Away is the title of Jan Theun van Rees’ website. And it says a lot about his work. Walls do not only surround a space and keep the outside at bay, they also form a connection with the … Continue reading

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Bruce Allinson, Commercial Photographer

In 1979 Bruce Allinson followed his passion for cars and motorcycles and began his working life with an apprenticeship in a local garage. It didn’t take long before he realised that turning your hobby into a full time job isn’t … Continue reading

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Fine Ratio Gears for the Actus

We’ve started shipping the AC-380 and AC-381 fine ratio gears for the Actus. It comes with a printed instruction manual and the required         allen key. It’s easy to install. For your convenience we’ve uploaded  a video: short how-to video   … Continue reading

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