Category Archives: Studio

A Versatile View Camera

The Actus made our view cameras portable. When mirrorless cameras became a sound alternative to DSLRs, this created a demand for view cameras that could use these small but capable machines as a digital back. The essential camera movements in … Continue reading

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Great flavours and wonderful scenery

With 14 book publications behind his name and over three decades of experience as a chef, we may well consider Heinz von Holzen an authority on Indonesian food. During his entire professional career Heinz managed to combine his passion for … 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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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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Keeping things tidy

Ever since Cambo has been manufacturing studio stands many photographers ordered these with an accessory tray. Just to have things like the exposure meter and Polaroid cassette at hand. At some point, the screen near the camera replaced the loupe … Continue reading

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New life for your view camera

Many view cameras that were acquired in the Nineties or Zeroes (that sounds horrible!) by commercial studios and schools now have entered the stage of retirement. Not unlike human beings, some of these trusted work horses would rather stay active. … Continue reading

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Revealing the unseen beauty of nature

Professor Yuan Yu works on the cutting edge of science and art. As the Shanghai World Expo Museum’s Head of Innovation he’s exploring the latest (microscopical) imaging technologies. His work reveals the beauty of the micro world. Influenced by the … Continue reading

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Pictures for Money (Pim Top)

The blog title may suggest it’s a how-to about making money as a photographer:            We’re sorry for deceiving you! Pictures For Money is Pim Top’s Instagram account. And it shows all but straightforward pictures made by a photographer shooting objects … Continue reading

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Sigma FP meets Cambo Actus

Here we see the smallest Full Frame interchangeable lens camera attached to the smallest view camera. It’s the latest addition to the L-Alliance announced at Photokina 2018. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma made public to use the Leica L bayonet (by … Continue reading

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More than a modern classic

Basically a view camera is nothing more or less than a flexible connection between a lens and a light sensitive medium. The latter being a glass plate, a sheet or roll of film or a digital sensor. One could easily … Continue reading

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