Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit is an attachment used for a copy stand that accepts an Arca Swiss rail or QR (Quick Release) mount. It enables you to level the camera when using the Cambo RPS column in 3 directions.

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit

The RPS-180 comes complete with a 1/4” camera plate so you can mount a DSLR or Medium format camera system. This is known as a QR1/4 plate. When removed you can attach an Arca Swiss compatible rail direct to the RPS-180 mount.

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit

Cambo RPS-180 Levelling Unit c/w QR1/4

Cambo cameras are Arca Swiss compatible. The ACTUS-REPRO and WRC-400 REPRO is  normally used as the camera movement is locked especially for reprographics work. You can also use an Actus, Actus DB, Actus GFX and Actus XCD as they directly mount to the RPS-180.

If you already own one of the newer WIDE RS range of cameras; 1000, 1050, 1200, 1250, 5000, 5005 and AE the WRS-145 mounting block can be fitted and used with the RPS-180.

Cambo WRC-A70

Cambo WRS-145

RPS-180 is available now priced €330.00 and WRS-145 is €139.00 Ex.TAX and shipment.

More information can be obtained from your local Cambo dealer or you can email your questions directly to Cambo.

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Cambo CA-XCD for Hasselblad X1D

Cambo CA-XCD for Hasselblad X1D

Cambo have announced a new camera mount for the Hasselblad X1D so that you can use Canon T/S lenses. This is now made possible as Hasselblad introduced the firmware upgrade enabling the Electronic shutter on the sensor and the lens shutter will then be disabled.

Cambo CA-XCDCambo CA-XCD Lens Adapter

Cambo CA-XCD Lens Adapter

Since the launch of the Cambo Actus demands from photographers is to use existing lenses which have large image circles, such as the Canon 17mm and 24mm TS lenses. Both of these lenses have Tilt and Shift options, ideal for controlling the perspective of the shot.

Cambo CA-GFX for fuji gfx50s

Cambo CA-XCD Adapter

The CA-XCD adapter fits directly to the bayonet of the X1D camera body and the lens aperture is controlled electronically when dialling in the required f-stop. As there is no direct connection between lens and body, there is no data received; aperture, auto-focus or EXIF, from the lens.

Why make this lens adapter?

The Hasselblad X1D sensor measures 33x44mm and Canon lenses such as the 17mm T-SE and 24mm T-SE have very large image circles, they will cover the sensor size and will enable the photographer to apply movement.

Cambo CA-XCD Lens Adapter

Cambo CA-XCD Lens Adapter

Hasselblad’s firmware upgrade v1.17.2 now enables the user to disable the lens shutter and use the electronic shutter in the sensor. You can find more information about the shutter functionality and how to change the camera settings page 92 of the Hasselblad X1D instruction manual.

X1D Shutter Function

X1D Shutter Function

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The Cambo CA-XCD is available now, price €949.00 excl.TAX and delivery.

More information can be obtained from your local Cambo dealer or you can email your questions directly to Cambo.

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Cambo Actus XCD for Hasselblad X1D

Cambo Actus XCD for Hasselblad X1D

Cambo has introduced the new Actus-XCD camera platform so you can now use the Hasselblad X1D camera body. The Actus-XCD has the same specifications as the previously launched Actus-GFX.

Cambo Actus XCD

Cambo Actus-XCD

Since launching the Actus in 2014 Cambo have expanded the camera platform to accept more lenses and camera bodies than any other modular technical camera manufacturer. The system has evolved from accepting DSLR and mirrorless cameras to medium format digital backs. With the recent introduction of the Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D, the photographer has even more flexibility to expand their Actus camera.

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Quick change camera mount

Hasselblad’s firmware upgrade v1.17.2 now enables the user to disable the lens shutter and use the electronic shutter in the sensor. You can find more information about the shutter functionality and how to change the camera settings page 92 of the Hasselblad X1D instruction manual.

X1D Shutter Function

X1D Shutter Function

The Cambo Actus-XCD is available now, price €2,299.00 excl.TAX and delivery.

What’s included? Actus Camera platform, Standard Bellows and X1D Camera mount.

What will I need to order? When you buy the Actus-XCD you will need to buy a lens plate, a lens and ball head.

More information can be obtained from your local Cambo dealer or you can email your questions directly to Cambo.

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Cambo introduce the new Rodenstock HR-Digaron 5.6/105 Macro

Cambo introduce the new Rodenstock HR-Digaron 5.6/105 Macro

The new Rodenstock HR-Digaron 5.6/105 Macro lens is optimised to achieve the highest possible quality for cultural heritage reproduction, archival and commercial photography.

Actus GFX with Rodenstock 105mm

Actus GFX with Rodenstock 105mm Macro

As you can see we have fitted this to the new Cambo Actus-GFX which of course is designed to be used with the Fuji GFX50s digital body.

Why use this combination?

Since the launch of the Actus many photographers have started using this fabulous  mini technical camera and combined lenses from various manufacturers to achieve specific results.

Then Cambo introduced the next platform in the shape of the Actus-GFX. Of course it is designed to work with the new Fuji GFX50s – the options for photographers increased as lenses with large image circles would cover the new Fuji sensor.

Rodenstock 105mm Macro

Rodenstock 105mm Macro

Rodenstock has been a favourite choice for photographers for a very long time and as there are limited options for a good quality macro lens it was natural they would produce a quality lens to suite the higher resolution sensors available today.

What is the lens specifications?

The large image circle is 82mm easily covering a large 56x36mm sensor (the GFX is 33x44mm)

Floating element optic enables high quality magnification range of – 0.25 to 4x.

Working distance between 100 to 420mm, making it ideal to place lights within this space.

Low distortion <0.4% results in almost no visible distortion, chromatic aberration is minimal and the overall contrast performance is higher.

Focal Length; 105mm

Aperture; f5.6

Image Circle; 82mm

Filter thread; 40.5mm

Weight; 530g (lens only)

Lens only dimensions; 61.6 x 96.4mm (wxl) the Actus plate will be supplied in addition.

More information can be obtained from your local Cambo dealer or you can email your questions directly to Cambo.

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Cambo Video Track

Cambo Video Track

Cambo is well known for manufacturing high quality photographic studio equipment. They also make a wide range of video supports and accessories, such as the UNI video track system.

Cambo UniTrack

The Cambo UNI TrackSystem is manufactured from high quality aluminium and has many benefits when compared to other options. There are systems with specially made curves, which if damaged would have to be sourced and replaced. The UNI Track can be curved at different angles, to a radius of 5ft (1.5m.) Options that are only tubing thrown on the ground and with no support will get damaged with stones/sharp objects. Levelling only a tube is almost impossible and very time consuming.

Have you ever levelled out a budget video track? Let me tell you it’s a pain! You will need blocks of wood and some form of cushioning to protect the track from the hard ground. This isn’t the case with the Cambo UNI Track.

Once you have placed the track out, you will then add the stability bars to keep the tracks apart so the Tripod/Dolly will not jam. Each 30cm section has a foot with a level depth of 50mm and can be checked easily with a level on the track and support bar.

Can you sit and ride on a budget track? If you have placed blocks under a budget track will they stay in place? Would you be prepared to roll your £10k+ of kit on the track? The Cambo UNI Track can be locked in place. An Allen locking nut at each point so that the angle can be maintained. You can confidently push your kit and the operator can ride on the VPS4 dolly.

Cambo’s VPS4 sit and ride system has several camera support options. The VPS can be adjusted in height and the cameraman’s seat is also height adjustable. There is a tripod leg adapter kit option and the VPS4 can also support a medium size video boom with pan/tilt. We’ll cover this in our next blog.

Is it complicated and how long will it take to set up?

The video shows the track being laid out, bars being fixed, feet levelled and the rubber track is then simply laid on top between the locators. It takes around 10mins max. Packing away is simple as the track is concertina style. This fits in the case with the support bars and the rubber track is laid on top.

5M Track Specifications: Width: 62cm, Weight: 6.4Kg/m Packed Dimensions: 57x84x12cm

The case is available as an option, 5m track with case £4,620.00 excluding case £3,895.00

10 and 15M options are available for purchase or you could buy the 5m and extend at a later date. Contact your dealer, or find your nearest supplier via the Cambo website; cambo.com email; sales@cambo.com

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TOTALITY 2017 : The Great American Eclipse

TOTALITY 2017 : The Great American Eclipse; as we are eagerly awaiting the eclipse, whether watching on your local TV network or lucky enough to be in the USA. There are a huge number of image creators ready and waiting to capture the event live.

TheGreatAmericanEclipse

Two chaps that I know that will be there are Sean and Anders. They have a Kickstarter project that has already been funded but its well worth taking a look at what they are doing – maybe you can get some of there images later or video footage.

One of the cameras that will be in use is the Cambo Actus shown in this video clip;

Good luck chaps! We’re looking forward to seeing the results.

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Cambo Studio Equipment

Cambo Studio Equipment

Cambo manufacture a wider range of products from technical camera systems, video supports, booms and studio equipment.

Charlie Kaufman director of Fresh Academy Studios in Watford recently upgraded their studio equipment, they chose the Cambo MBX Studiostand and Cambo Lightboom (aka Redwing Lightboom.)

“We are delighted to have received our brand new stand and light boom from Cambo. This weekend, like most weekends, we have over 20 fashion shoots booked into the studio and I can assure you our new equipment is going to make our jobs a lot easier.” 

 

The MBX stand is standard available in two lengths, being 2,1 mtr(7’) and 2,7 mtr(9’) from floor to top. Customised lengths are available on request.

Cambo MBX studiostand

More product information can be found on our website under this MBX link or download 2016_MBX-Leaflet.pdf

Contact your dealer, or find your nearest supplier via the Cambo website; cambo.com email; sales@cambo.com

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