Cambo UK Stock Clearance 2015

Cambo UK are clearing some stock items. Generally used for demonstrations and some are in new/nearly new condition.

Here are the products available and as they say “when it’s gone, it’s gone!”

CLH OfferX2Pro Offer

SCH OfferV5 Demo Unit

Rig OfferLoupe Offer

Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

For more information please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send an email request;

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Capturing the Windows 10 desktop image

Cambo are always on the look out for our products being used in the creative process. Probably one of the most overlooked pieces of equipment is the studio stand. Here you can see Bradley G. Munkowitz’s creative process capturing the new Windows 10 desktop image.

Cambo UST Windows 10 Cambo UST Windows 10

Cambo UST Windows 10 Windows 10

Creative director Bradley G. Munkowitz is the photographer and creator of the image and said “Thanks for making such a great studio stand!”. The Cambo UST is a professional studio stand used in studios worldwide for precise, repeatable capture, enabling photographers to shoot any subject from fast fashion, to still life, macro and long exposure photography.

The launch of Windows 10 take place on 29th July 2015

For more information please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send an email request;

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In the footsteps of Ansel Adams, Yosemite National Park photo shoot with Joe Cornish

Professional photographer Joe Cornish is based in North Yorkshire, UK. He specialises in landscape photography, producing exquisite images for gallery print and book sales. Joe also runs workshops and courses to new and advanced photographers wishing to hone in on the skills to produce beautiful landscape images.

Joe Cornish with Actus DB

Joe Cornish using the Cambo Actus DB

Our paths have crossed a few times and since Joe saw the Cambo Actus in action he was particularly interested to test the medium format version, the Actus-DB.

“I am not the sort of person given to dispensing advice, but if I were I would say, ‘Never go on assignment (or holiday/tour) with an unfamiliar camera. Still, I do love breaking rules, and especially my own advice, and was excited to have the totally unfamiliar Actus DB with me on a memorable and amazing trip to Yosemite, co-leading with my great friend, large format photographic maestro David Ward.

Yosemite National Park 1 © Joe Cornish Photography

Yosemite National Park 1 © Joe Cornish Photography

Since the proof is in the pudding the accompanying pictures will have to suffice for evidence that the camera clearly works. Overall it proved pretty easy to work with (admittedly for someone with 30 years experience of technical cameras). It’s greatest virtue is its diminutive size, and modest weight. This would be a great choice for anyone wanting a full-featured MFD technical camera in the mountains. The construction is excellent, and given how light it feels remarkably robust. The base rail is also an Arca-Swiss compatible dove tail track, a truly elegant and ingenious feature. There are short or long rails, depending on your lens priority; I selected the short for easier packing, although this did limit me to a longest focal length of 125mm. The magnetic bellows is ingenious, quick to change (as it needs to be, as lens changes always include detaching the bellows) and flexible/capacious enough for any imaginable movement. Finally, the bellows magnifier, which is used elsewhere in the Cambo system, is bright and very easy to focus with.

Yosemite National Park 2 © Joe Cornish Photography

Yosemite National Park 2 © Joe Cornish Photography

Needless to say, I got some stick from David Ward for using such a small camera, but when I tried lifting our respective bags I quickly felt quite smug about it. Cambo have now incorporated some improvements to the DB, including positive zero clicks, which I must say I think were needed. The DB+ model also incorporates geared horizontal rear shift; that would certainly be my preference and would greatly enhance the camera’s claim to offer a genuine alternative to the sliding back for lateral (pano-style) stitching. The Actus DB is a unique offering in the MFD technical camera world currently and deserves success. Its lightness alone is a huge selling point for the back-packing photographer, with a very decent range of movements (sadly only lacking rear base tilt to make it irresistible). Many thanks to Charles Woods for the extended loan, and also for explaining the philosophy that drives Cambo. It’s a company that listens to its customers and aims to improve products based on their advice and feedback. As a working photographer this is music to my ears.”

Yosemite National Park 3 © Joe Cornish Photography

Yosemite National Park 3 © Joe Cornish Photography

Actus DB+ update… Since Joe used the Actus DB, Cambo have added infinity scales for Rodenstock and Schneider lenses. The standard rail has also been extended to 175mm so longer lenses may be used and the lens panels also have a second locking position to give lens 24mm rise.

Many thanks to Joe for an informative overview of the Actus DB and producing some fabulous images. I agree it must have been a nervy experience as he also had the added pressure of showing other photographers how to shoot landscapes – as we said in a previous review the Actus works straight out of the box!

To see more of Joe’s images and workshop information click here Joe Cornish Gallery.

The Actus DB+ is available now from Cambo UK or your nearest Cambo professional stockist, price including bellows, digital back interface and #0 lens plate €2,459.00 (£1,795.00 approx.) ex.VAT and shipping.

Digital back interfaces are available for Mamiya Leaf, Phase One (plus the new IQ3) and Hasselblad.

For more information please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request;

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Phase One IQ3 Digital Back Interface Plate

Phase One recently introduced the new XF camera system, along with a new interface for the IQ3 series digital backs.

Cambo now have an interface available for the IQ3 to fit to all cameras which accept the popular SLW series digital interface plates.

SLW-83 for Phase One IQ3 ©CamboUK

SLW-83 for Phase One IQ3 ©CamboUK

The SLW series are compatible with; Actus-DB, Wide RS and Ultima camera systems.

The SLW-83 is available now from Cambo UK or your nearest Cambo professional stockist, priced at €394.00 (£288.00 approx.) ex.VAT and shipping.

For more information please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request;

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New Cambo Website

Have you checked out the new Cambo website?

If not then click on the image below to display the site…

Cambo Website

The New Cambo Website ©CamboUK

The site is designed to find our products easier and we will update the area with our latest developments and news items available from Cambo. We will advertise events around the globe with our partners and events organised directly by Cambo.

Check out the Product Configurator – this is a favourite of mine. For example, you can discover which lenses are available for any Cambo camera and what you need to fit the Cambo 3xLoupe to a DSLR.

For more information please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send an email request;

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Cambo DB+ Digital System – Special Offer

Cambo have joined forces with Mamiya Leaf to bring together the finest camera technology available today, consisting of the new Cambo Actus-DB+ and Leaf Credo 50.

The Cambo DB+ Digital System offer will run from today until 31/08/2015 for an incredible €17,499.00 (normal price €20,493.00) around £12,799.00 at todays exchange rate. Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

Cambo Actus-DB Leaf Credo 50 Digital Kit

Cambo Actus-DB Leaf Credo 50 Digital Kit ©CamboUK

In May we demonstrated how to use movement with the Actus-DB and capture the images using the Leaf Credo 50 digital back. The shoot at the Royal Pavilion Gardens Brighton was well received and we will be making more of these events soon – sign up to this blog!

The results from this combination was so good it was natural for us to create a package and offer it at a special reduced cost. So what is on offer from Cambo? The system includes;

  • Cambo Actus DB+
  • Leaf Credo 50 Digital Camera Back
  • Digital Interface Plate
  • Schneider Apo-Digitar 90mm lens
  • Lens plate
  • Camera Bellows
  • Wake Up Firing Cable
  • Capture One Pro.

The Actus-DB+ is the upgraded version of the Actus-DB. After much discussion and feedback from professional photographers we have added the following;

  • Extended the rail to 175mm
  • Engraved Monorail Infinity settings for Rodenstock and Schneider lenses
  • Geared horizontal rear left/right shift

The Credo 50 Live Preview is a function that many photographers have been waiting for. Its fast, high quality and gives instant feedback of whether the image is in focus. You can zoom in to check focus and shoot within seconds producing a clean and sharp result. It also helps that the image is the right way round and that there isn’t the necessity to use a focus loupe or ND filter to view the image.


Leaf Credo 50 ©CamboUK

Price and Terms; Normal price €20,493.00 Special Offer €17,499.00 (around £12,799.00 at time of mailing.) Price excludes VAT and delivery. Ends 31/08/2015.

For more information and to arrange a demonstration please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request;

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Cambo Actus at Calumet London

Friday 15th May; Cambo UK will be showing the Actus for Sony A7 and Actus-DB for Digital Backs. Pop in and see us, we will be in the Calumet store, Drummond Steet, London between 9am and 6pm.

As you can see there is the possibility of using medium format lenses from Pentax, as well as Hasselblad, Mamiya, Nikon, Leica, Canon (soon) and a wide range of digital lenses from Schneider and Rodenstock.

We look forward to seeing you.

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