I purchased the new Cambo WRS 1090 Compendium Hood with the newly added filter slots, just in time for my trip to Canada. The WRS 1090 attaches to the Cambo WRS by means of adapters on the cold shoe or adapter plate screwed onto the top of the camera.
Cambo recently added filter slots on the WRS 1090 allowing use of 4x4 or 4x6 plate filters. Great, right? Well, almost. Maybe I'm missing something really really simple here, so if anyone else with the WRS 1090 and newly added filter slots has an answer please share!
The filters slide in to place from the right side of the hood only, covering the front of the lens. No problem with solid neutral density filters, but the side entrance only means not being able to use graduated (or reverse grads) neutral density filters. I use 4x6 filters and even with 4x4 square filters the gradient is set in place. The gradient is in the wrong position with no way to adjust it. This would not be an issue had the filter slots been placed in front of the adapter frame and with a top-loading orientation, allowing the filter gradient to be moved. You can see the filter slots just forward of the lens in the attached image. The filter slots are stationary and do not move.
Granted I might not be using grads very often, but if you're going to provide filter slots, why not make the design without this limitation?? Right now I only see using solid plate filters....