Which Cambo Actus View Camera Is Right For You?

Article by Capture Integration’s Steve Hendrix The Cambo Company – for those of you who do not know – is based in the Netherlands and has been in business since 1946 (that is nearly 80 years, folks!). Cambo is a dedicated and successful manufacturer of excellent photographic solutions, including 7-12′ Studio Stands, Reproduction Copy Stands, […]


Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

This may very well be our shortest blog in years. All specs and details about Cambo solutions for the archival industry can be found on our website, but this video probably gives a good overview of the RPS copy stand in just a few minutes. And it has a guest appearance of Cambo USA’s Anthony Wallen.


There’s No Secret Sauce

Marcel Boldú is what they call a “self-taught photographer”. In Venezuela, where he grew up, there were no specialized schools to teach you the tricks of the trade. The 1990s were challenging times to learn new skills; no YouTube tutorials, the few commercial photographers around were often reluctant to share their knowledge and shooting film […]


Cambo Introduces 2 New Lenses

Cambo WRE-2019 The optical part probably looks familiar enough. Cambo has taken the highly acclaimed Nikkor PC 4.0/19 and made it available for use on Cambo WRS and Phase One XT cameras. The lens has been rehoused and fitted with a controller for the electronic aperture. The image circle is large enough to cover the […]

Cambo RPS-201 Smart Controller

Introducing the Smart Controller

Just a touchscreen. Nothing to shout about. However, this one connects to our RPS copy stand and does add a nifty feature. It enables the operator to store height settings and when you’re in the digitizing / archival industry that may seriously enhance your workflows efficiency. Cambo RPS-201 Smart Controller The Cambo RPS motorized copy […]

Stepping Up

Pierre Planté – St Tropez (F) EeStairs BV / October 2021 An article in one of the larger Dutch papers a few weeks ago: “World’s most expensive stairway in French villa built in The Netherlands.” An article like that is useless without pictures and the accompanying photographs do justice to the builder’s craftsmanship and quality […]

Cambo Actus-MV Base View Camera


Introducing the Actus-MV The MV stands for Maximum Versatility and that’s exactly what this new camera from Cambo offers. The new Actus-MV is a Fully Adjustable View Camera that is still compact enough to be your companion in the field. It’s compatible with Digital Backs, Mirrorless Camera bodies and DSLRs. No matter how the photography industry develops, the Actus-MV will be ready to evolve alongside the […]


Great Flavors & Wonderful Scenery

With 14 book publications behind his name and over three decades of experience as a chef, Heinz von Holzen is an authority on Indonesian food and a professional photographer who uses the Cambo ACTUS and WRS System to photograph his work.

Installing the WRX-1003 Tripod Mounting Block on the XT Camera

WRX-1003 The WRX-1003 is an ARCA compatible Tripod Mounting Block for the Phase One XT Camera. This adapter allows you to mount the Compendium from the bottom of the XT Camera. Before the introduction of this adapter you would have to remove the metal panel on the side of the camera to mount a compendium […]

WRX-1001 Coldshoe Corner Piece for the XT Camera

The WRX-1001 is a dedicated adapter for the Phase One XT camera body. This adds an Accessory Shoe to the corner of the XT body. It replaces the original corner piece and mounts easily with 1 (hidden) screw. Below is a short instructional video that explains the installation.

AC-324 Lens Shade Available for Rodenstock Lenses

AC-324 The AC-324 is the dedicated Actar-24 lens shade. It’s 90mm fitting makes it also suitable for use on Rodenstock Digaron-32 lenses. Cambo just recently introduced step-down rings from 90 to 75, 70 and 60mm. The AC-324 is not only a light weight compendium alternative for various Rodenstock Digaron lenses it can also be used […]

Matthias Conrad: Cambo Actus in the Wild

How did you first fall in love with photography? Nature and landscapes have always played a big role in my life. I was born in the mid-1970s in a small town in Thuringia, on the edge of Hainich National Park, right in the middle of Germany, where I grew up very close to nature. Trips […]

Cambo’s New Products for 2020

Here’s a quick look at the new products Cambo introduced in 2020. X-Shutter The X-Shutter is an electronic leaf shutter that can replace the traditional #0 copal shutter on several Schneider and Rodenstock lenses. The X-Shutter is only controlled by Phase One’s IQ4 infinity platform. Some of your existing lens panels with a Rodenstock or […]

Cambo & The Phase One X-Shutter

Cambo is pleased to announce the availability of the X-Shutter system for new or existing Schneider and Rodenstock Lenses. The X-Shutter is an electronic leaf shutter that can ONLY be controlled by Phase One’s IQ4 Infinity Platform. The S-Shutter was previously only available with lenses sold for the Phase One XT body, but now Cambo […]

New View, New You – Part Three: Lenses are forever.

This brings us to the second part of the view camera equation. Lenses.  Actus Camera Lenses Perspective Control – Selective Sharpness But why do lenses matter? Well, simply put, not all lenses are created equal. Generally speaking in recent photographic history, lenses are designed to work both with a single camera system as well as […]

New View, New You – Part Two: Mirrors, Who Needs ‘Em?

Because of the innovation of mirrorless cameras the modern view camera has more opportunities to thrive than ever before. Using the Nikon Z series as an example, because of the change in design the flange focal distance– ( flange focal distance (FFD), is the distance from the mounting flange (the metal ring on the camera […]

Benoit Malphettes: Concoctions of Emotions.

How did you discover your love for photography?I received a Brownie Kodak Camera when I was 10 years old, and loved taking walk in the streets or at a park and take pictures. From there, my Dad gave me a Retina Kodak, a real camera! It fascinated me as a child to play with the f/stops […]

New View, New You – Part One: Why View Cameras Still Matter

When I say the words View Camera, I can imagine that you are envisioning one of two things: You either know and remember (and may even miss) the “old days” where you as the photographer were in complete control over your image, and the master of your domain. Or if you are of the more […]

PC Heads Feature

PCM and PCF – Cambo Precision Camera Tripod Heads

Building off the success of the PCH (Precision Control Head) launched in 2017, we are excited to announce the following two upcoming new members of the Cambo PC (Precision Control) tripod head family: The original Cambo PCH (Precision Control Gearhead) in action. The Cambo PCM tripod head combines the best parts of the PCH, in […]

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AC-795 – Actus Bayonet Kit for Fujifilm GFX100

Following the official introduction of the Fujifilm GFX100 on May 23rd, 2019 Cambo is pleased to announce a dedicated interface for mounting, and supporting this new flagship camera in the GFX line of products. As a result of the different body design compared to the Fujifilm GFX50 series, the bayonet holder for the GFX100 will […]