New Cambo Protective Covers

New Cambo Protective Covers for Cambo Wide We just received the first shipment of Cambo’s new protective covers for the Cambo Wide Camera System (WDS/WRS/WRS AE). There are 2 of these covers. The first is a plate that fits into the front of the camera body, where normally the Cambo Lenspanel would be mounted. This way, one can pack a case and have the lenses wrapped separately, but leave the … Read More →

Cambo Rotating Compendium Shade

Cambo Rotating Compendium Shade with Filter Holder We love working with Cambo, one of the product lines that we specialize on. Cambo is a very easy company to work closely with when it comes to customer needs and product development. Today, we received a shipment with several new products that are seen for the first time. One of them is the Cambo Rotating Compendium Shade w/Filter Holder. This is a modification … Read More →

User Review: Cambo + Aptus Kit for Landscape


Initial Report on My new Leaf Kit to Replace My 8×10 Camera for Landscape Photography. I’ve just returned from a week of shooting in Death Valley and the Salton Sea using my new Cambo Wide RS AE camera and the Leaf Aptus II 12 digital back. The following are my initial reactions to this great kit. Cambo Wide RS Anniversary Edition (RS-AE) Schneider Apo-Digitar 47mm Digitar XL Tilt Shift Panel … Read More →

Cambo Wide RS Wooden Grips

Here is a side by side comparison of the Wide RS with and without the new wooden hand grips. One can clearly see the physical differences between these two units. However, what stood out most while documenting these differences, was the weight. The wooden grips not only feel lighter than their metal counterparts but feel incredibly more stable in my hand. For those interested in upgrading their Wide RS models … Read More →

Cambo Copy Stand System

Cambo announced a new Copy Stand system at this year’s Photokina. Copy stands are used in Art Reproduction and the digization of gallery/museum archives as well as speciality applications. The heart of the system is a Cambo Wide DS which guarantees the sensor plane and lens plane are in exact alignment while allowing the use of large format digital lenses from Schneider. The Cambo Wide DS body includes generous shift left/right and … Read More →

Cambo dSLR Rig

Cambo dSLR Rig

Using 5D Mark 2 and Canon 7D bodies for video has opened a new world of video by dSLRs. The quality (when done right) from one of these bodies matches video-only solutions that are many many times as expensive. However many still-shooters greatly underestimate the importance of having a video-oriented support system around the camera to provide ergonomic shooting, smooth capture, manageable focusing, and professional appearance. Every time I shoot video without such a … Read More →

Meeting Cambo – Long Time Partner

Our second day at Photokina started off with a long meeting with Henk and Rene of Cambo Photograhic Industries.  One of the huge advantages of owning your own company is that you can decide whose products you chose to promote.  In my eyes, products are just products and only a small part of the business equation.  Some of the most important aspects of my business are never seen by my … Read More →

Cambo Wide RS w/ Rod. 40mm TS

Cambo Wide RS w/ Rod. 40mm TS

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Cambo Announces a Tilt Swing Solution


Compatible with these bodies: Cambo Wide DS Cambo Wide RS Cambo Wide Compact Compatible with Rodenstock: 28HR, 35HR, 40HR, 45, 55, 70HR, 90HR Compatible With Schneiders: 47, 58, 60, 72, 80, 90, 100, 120 & 150 Technical Advantages: Allows use of Scheimpflug principal Uses highly regarded Schneider and Rodenstock lenses Does not magnify focal length Does not add glass to the optical path Very little size/weight added to system Possible … Read More →

Cambo Leveling Base

Cambo is introducing a new accessory for the WideRS, consisting of a Leveling Base for fine-tuned control of the camera’s level to match exact vertical linearity. This Base also allows for 360 degrees panning in levelled position, with a clear zero-position, useful for reaching the lens control settings in difficult set-ups, and useful to perform panoramic-like movements based on use of the integrated scales.