Cambo WRS-72|50 Anniversary Kit 2018

Cambo is celebrating 50 years of the Cambo Wide camera system by offering a new Anniversary Kit WRS-72|50.

It was 1946 when Mr. Roelof Bok founded CAMBO in the Netherlands. After initially designing and manufacturing view cameras and studio stands, in the late 60’s his company developed the first pancake tech cam with interchangeable lens panels. Over the years this evolved into various models with increasing flexibility, designed and built with maximum precision.

Cambo WRS-72|50 Anniversary

Cambo WRS-72|50 Anniversary

Today in 2018, Cambo celebrate not only 72 years of accumulated expertise and dedicated craftsmanship of in-house design and manufacturing, but also 50 years of CAMBO Wide series of technical cameras.

The WRS-72|50 kit is built around an ergonomically optimised camera body. Based on the WRS-1600 introduced in 2016, the WRS-72|50 adds many exclusive design changes, including rounded corners, protected spirit levels, angled placement of a hand belt support and more. The special shaped handgrip is made of fine Rosewood. While keeping the unique body rotation between landscape and portrait position without removing digital back or lens, this will help protect your equipment against dust and damage.

The optics supplied in this kit are Rodenstock’s finest 32HR-W and 90HR-SW, both in a tilt/swing lens panel for the best image quality and control. Additionally, Cambo has designed a new precision tilting function to the 90HR’s rear spacer, which adds an additional six degrees of tilt -or swing- on top of its lens panel movements. This offers you even more flexibility and image optimisation.

This exquisite kit is delivered in a luxury Rimowa case with dedicated cavities for your equipment, including space for a digital back and extra lens or accessories. The kit is completed with Cambo’s PCH precision controlled ball and geared head, with exclusive anniversary trim.

This is a limited series of only 50 numbered units. Each kit includes a Certificate of Authenticity with matching serial numbers.

You can order your kit from your local Cambo dealer. More information can be found here and the brochures can be downloaded here.

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Cambo Studio Equipment at The Photography Show

Cambo Studio Equipment at The Photography Show

Check out more Cambo products being shown on the AJ’s stand F121.

AJ’s established in 1984 is a leading independent photographic specialist based in the South West. They are showing the Cambo MBX studio stand and the new Cambo PCH tripod head.

Come and meet the AJ’s team they will be happy to discuss the various studio stands options and accessories available. You can find more information about AJ’s here and Cambo products here.

Cambo Studio Stands

The Photography Show 17th-20th March, is the largest UK show that encompasses both professional and enthusiast photographers. Check out the website to book your tickets here.

the photography show

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Cambo at The Photography Show 2018

Cambo will be at The Photography Show 2018 on the Teamwork stand A117.

the photography show

To discuss products and lens selections Richard Lotte from Cambo Fotografische will be on hand from Sunday 18th to Monday 19th March. He is a photographer and has built a wealth of knowledge during his career so is the ideal person to sit and discuss your next technical camera system.

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You can find more information about Cambo products here. For information about booking a slot with Richard please contact Teamwork direct here.

The Photography Show 17th-20th March, is the largest UK show that encompasses both professional and enthusiast photographers. Check out the website to book your tickets here.

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Cambo Shooting Tables

Cambo Shooting Tables are very popular in commercial studios. Many copies appear on the market that are inferior in build quality and the some of the perspex screens used will not hold the weight of some products.

Cambo Shooting Table

I caught up with Manchester based Neilson Reeves Photography owner Colin Boulter. A popular, well established and self confessed “Photographer-holic.”

“We select the best equipment for the job, and being early converters to digital photography we have a wealth of experience when producing high quality print ready images.”

“Our corporate clients demand high turnaround images, style changes, background changes and we can achieve most of this by using a good quality shooting table.”

“The Cambo Shooting Table enables you to capture ready for cut-out or shadowless images where require. We can then drop in any background, make easier positional changes and all of this helps us turn around the images quickly for our clients” says Colin.

Neilson Reeves Photography is a photographic and digital imaging company specialising in Commercial and Media Photography.

•Advertising photography for print and online media

•Product Photography and Pack Shots for Internet Retail and Catalogues

•Corporate Headshots , business and executive portraits and people at work image

•Actors Headshots both commercial and theatrical

•Conference and Corporate Event Photography, Launch events and Awards Ceremonies

•Public Relations and Editorial Photography

https://www.neilsonreeves.co.uk

You can find the Cambo Shooting Tables here.

For further information and pricing contact your local Cambo dealer, or email  Cambo with your enquiry.

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Cambo ACTUS-G camera system

Cambo ACTUS-G system

After the introduction of the ACTUS-GFX, we have now upgraded the ACTUS series with the new Cambo ACTUS-G camera system.

Cambo AC-78E

Cambo AC-78E Quick change camera mount

When exchanging camera mounts on the ACTUS-Mini there are 4 screws to remove and it takes more time if you are using different cameras in a busy studio or University.

The ACTUS-G is supplied with an interchangeable bayonet holder enabling you to change over the camera system by flipping a lever.

By using the AC-78E it opens up the platform, existing camera baronets can be used for DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies.

Cambo are already famous for manufacturing modular camera systems and the ACTUS-G fits perfectly within this product roadmap.

MODULARITY

Cambo cameras can be adapted to many different DSLR and mirror systems, as a modular system there are also various upgrades available. Let’s take a look at what is available for the ACTUS-G.

The AC-792 mount is available for use with the Fuji GFX50s making the ACTUS-GFX system. By adding the AC-793 for the Hasselblad X1D, the Cambo is converted to the ACTUS-XCD system.

Both ACTUS-GFX and ACTUS-XCD are available for purchase as a complete package.

For medium format digital back users; the ACDB-989 adapter can be used and attaches directly to the ACTUS-G. This adapter frame accepts the SLW range of camera adapters to support digital backs from Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Hasselblad and Sinar.

When adapting different camera mounts, a dedicated bellows will also need to be changed. As our bellows are magnetic this is very quick and easy to do.

All lenspanels and bellows are compatible with the ACTUS range of camera systems.

CONVERSION KITS

Existing ACTUS-Mini owners can upgrade to the ACTUS-G with the ACB-979 This conversion comes complete with the rear standard with lever and height adjuster for the front standard.

You can then select which adapter you want to use; AC78E, AC-792, AC-793 or ACDB-989.

ACB-980 conversion kit to create a version for use with Fuji GFX50s.

ACB-981 conversion kit to create a version for use with Hasselblad X1D.

Cambo AC-792 Fuji Adapter

Cambo AC-792 Fuji Adapter

The full range of ACTUS cameras include the ACTUS-Mini, ACTUS-G, ACTUS-DB and ACTUS-XL

More information can be found here Cambo.com/ACTUS and Cambo.com/ACTUS-XL

For further information and pricing contact your local Cambo dealer, or email  Cambo with your enquiry.

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Cambo Vlogger Video Pedestal VPS-1

Cambo Vlogger Video Pedestal VPS-1

When setting up a blog studio, there is a lot of talk about camera systems, green screen, lighting and audio components to make the end production a professional experience.

Many bloggers use a tripod, but this isn’t the best way of setting up the camera in the right position. I know this as I blog often and the camera gets shifted and moved from pillar to post. So what do the bloggers or Vloggers use in their studios?

You may have heard of Michael Stevens of VSauce. The Vlog he hosts has 12+Million subscribers reviewing scientific, psychological, mathematical, and philosophical topics, as well as on gaming, technology, culture, Vsauce Youtube Channel

Cambo Vlogger Video Pedestal VPS-1

In the green screen studio he uses a camera, with rig and teleprompter all supported by the Cambo VPS-1 Video Pedestal, the load capacity is up to 30kg.

The VPS-1 is ideal for studio use as you can move the kit very easily as the column is fitted with the VPD-9 dolly wheels. Plus for those that have cables strewn across the floor you can fit the VPD-510 Cable Mover to each dolly wheel. No more snags and smooth operation.

Cambo VPS-1 Pedestal Kit

Cambo VPS-1 Pedestal Kit

You can see more here about the VPS-1 system, kits are available to extend the pneumatic column and options to convert for video track use.

A complete kit consisting of VPS-1, Dolly, 150/300mm Extensions and Cable Movers €2,538.00 that’s around £2,248.00 (at today’s exchange rate) ex.TAX/VAT and delivery.

For further information about the VPS-1 and Video Rigs contact your local Cambo dealer, or email  Cambo with your enquiry.

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Cambo Digital Back Adapter ACDB-989

More great news for the owners of Cambo Actus camera systems.

Cambo have now introduced the ACDB-989 adapter plate so you can attach a digital back adapter to the Actus series.

Cambo Actus ACDB-989

Cambo Actus ACDB-989

Why launch a new adapter?

One of the areas that Cambo have excelled in for many years is education. Rewind 10 to 12 years ago and the X2Pro system was a hit offering the photographer movement with their DSLR. In the education market it was great for the college as their students could use the X2Pro with Canon or Nikon camera mounts.

Many colleges and university’s use the Actus Mini camera with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, Pentax, Olympus, 4/3 and Fuji X.

Then with the introduction of the Actus DB/2 for digital backs this enabled Cambo to add Hasselblad, Phase One and Mamiya Leaf digital backs. However, the thought process didn’t end there. Cambo were looking ahead to see what else would fit within their roadmap and of course it was an easy transition to manufacture a mount to accept camera systems such as the Fuji GFX50s and Hasselblad X1D.

What’s so different about this adapter?

Earlier I mentioned the colleges and university’s. With the ever growing range of cameras available and with more education institutions using digital camera backs, not only was the adaptability important but also the speed of changeover.

Remember the days of when the original Actus (mini) was launched and the camera fitting could only be changed by removing 4 tiny screws? Often I dropped the screws and not long after changing the mount I would have another student asking me to change it back – frustration!

Cambo ACDB-989

Cambo ACDB-989

The quick release lever was introduced by Cambo – joy! I can now swap over the camera mount and have a Fuji GFX or Hasselblad X1D ready to go in seconds. Great for commercial studios that use both cameras.

Cambo AC-792 Fuji Adapter

Cambo AC-792 Fuji Adapter

Now we have the opportunity of using a digital back. The ACDB-989 enables you to add a Hasselblad, Phase One or Mamiya Leaf digital back. Great news as I can swap out whichever camera is required for the job or use the camera the student wants to test.

And the advantage is?

Well, I always harp on about adaptability and dare I say “Modularity” but this is a word I often use when using Cambo technical cameras.

Remember the Ultima camera that accepts the SLW adapters? There is also the Wide RS that uses the SLW adapters – yes you’ve guessed it, the ACDB-989 also uses the SLW adapter plates.

Cambo Actus ACDB-989

Cambo Actus ACDB-989

So although you may change over cameras the SLW adapter plates are compatible and can remain attached to your digital back – no shimming required!

Cambo SLW Interface Plates

Cambo SLW Interface Plates

For a college or university – and commercial studios – that may have 4 or 5 adapter plates that’s the total sum of €3,000.00, money you don’t have to spend when upgrading.

Also, the change over save so much time. The original screw type camera adapter could take 5/10 minutes – now it’s seconds.

The ACDB-989 is available from your local Cambo dealer. Price €429.00 excluding VAT/Tax and shipping.

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