Alpa Switar Legacy: Apollo Missions

July 7, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. This technical achievement represents a milestone in technology and science. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the devices used during the missions became icons. These devices were the first of their kind in the manned exploration of the Earth’s Moon. From a photographic point of view, the Hasselblad medium format camera with Carl … Read More →

Cambo Actus GFX – One Actus To Rule Them All

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Introducing the Cambo Actus GFX I know, I know, this is late. The Actus GFX was introduced in 2017. But I’ve written nothing about it, so better late than never. And some may have missed it. So what does that mean, One Actus to Rule Them All, and what does that have to do with the Actus GFX? If you’ve been following along, you know that in 2014 Cambo introduced … Read More →

First Look: Rodenstock 138mm HR-W in Aperture Mount

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It isn’t often we get a new lens from Rodenstock. They’re awfully methodical in their product roadmaps. And roadmaps implies a fast moving vehicle, so when it comes to Rodenstock, I prefer to call them product walkmaps because when it comes to new lenses of a certain quality, these things take time. But sometimes there are benefits to not rushing things. Imagine that in today’s world where things seemingly move … Read More →

Event Recap: Cambo Factory Tour 2019

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A couple of our clients ventured to the Netherlands to explore the Cambo Factory with United States based, Cambo USA. They enjoyed a week filled with tours, shooting, tulip fields and the complete Netherlands King’s Day experience. Here is what some of our clients had to say: “Loved every minute! Blake organized one of the best workshops I have ever taken with a great mixture of education, shooting, touring, and … Read More →

Pre-Order The New Cambo Actus Knob Kit

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It is almost here…. Launching later this quarter, the AC-380 and AC-381 fine gear drives add yet another option for customers looking to get the most out of their existing Actus camera. This double gear knob kit for focus and tilt will be interchangeable with the current axle/knob/gear. The large knob controls as it does with the existing knob set, however this will add a smaller knob that reduces the … Read More →

Achromatic focus precision on ALPA technical cameras

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  The standard distance markings on a Rodenstock or Schneider helicoil aren’t useful enough to set focus by unless your subject happens to be at infinity or at an even 5 meters away The ALPA HPF ring allows the use of a laser rangefinder to determine distance to subject and then accurate focus to that point, not having to engage Live View on the digital back to achieve perfect focus.  This … Read More →

Phase One Lenses on an Alpa Camera? YES*

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Ok, before you freak out, notice there is an asterisk next to the YES. But an end user reported that they had successfully mounted a Schneider Blue Ring Lens to an Alpa 12 Camera by adding 28mm of Alpa Spacers. With an IQ3 100 or IQ4 digital back, you can use the built-in Electronic Shutter to capture, the lens stays open and simply lets the light in for however long … Read More →

Special Alpa Promo: Upgrade to Alpa Max

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ALPA’s new promotions are ideal for architectural and landscaping photographers… ALPA cameras are designed for durability and reliability. Planned obsolescence is a no-no for ALPA. Unsurprisingly, the ALPA 12 MAX has been the tool of choice for demanding architectural and landscape photographers for years. ALPA introduced the MAX Mk I with its classic silver shift wheels in 2008 and established the fast, comfortable adjustment for shift and stitching with digital … Read More →

ALPA Exclusive! Schneider APO-DIGITAR 4.5/90 mm

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Exciting News from Alpa …. Alpa has released a unique design of the compact and powerful Schneider Apo-Digitar 4.5/90 mm in a new configuration. The new ALPA-version is now available with Schneider Aperture Unit and Rodenstock helical, including a dedicated HPF-ring with precise distance scale. The Short Barrel 34 version can be used with any ALPA 12 camera (TC, STC, SWA, Max, Plus, XY)  and digital back with an electronic … Read More →

Visiting Cambo Headquarters

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When I decide on products to promote and sell through Capture Integration there are many factors that influence my decisions.  Of course the quality of the product is the number one factor, this goes without saying.  However, there are so many more factors that are important to me as a business owner.  The second factor would be whether the product has become a commodity in the US.  You know, the … Read More →