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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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Scott C’ Studio Beast

On his websites – yes, he’s got two, more about that later – Scott Choucino gives us a short video tour through his studio. It looks like the perfect mixture of a motorbike shed, professional kitchen, library and a greenhouse. … Continue reading

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Anthony speaking

Please meet Cambo USA representative Anthony Wallen. In this video he shows how to install the WRX-1001 accessory shoe on the Phase One XT body. The WRX-1001 is a cold shoe replacing the XT’s corner piece. Usefull when you i.e. … 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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AC-324 lens shade now available for Rodenstock lenses

AC-324 is the dedicated Actar-24 lens shade. It’s 90mm fitting makes it also suitable for use on Rodenstock Digaron-32 lenses. As of now Cambo offers step-down rings from 90 to 75, 70 and 60mm. This makes it a light weight … 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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No, this isn’t wood

Cambo was founded in 1946 – yes indeed, we’ve got an anniversary this year – and has the distinction of being the first manufacturer to produce an all-metal large format camera. So you won’t find any woodworm in this early … 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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