Yesterday I published a blog on working with the Cambo Groundglass/loupe which includes a video of actual usage. Video is here
Today I thought I'd add a couple images of the components themselves.
This images shows the Groundglass and loupe attached to the WRS. My right eye is my dominant shooting eye so you'll notice the Cambo tags are upside-down. The rubber eye cup is huge and sturdy which makes sense since Cambo originally designed this for video.
This image shows it from the other side.
This shows the Groundglass set into the WRS, Notice the notches on at the four corners? This is where the loupe can travel around to check the scene for focus.
This is a view of the loupe as it attaches to the Groundglass. The 4-small screw looking things are the magnates that hold the loupe to the Groundglass and also allow for travel in the 4-corners.
This Groundglass/loupe isn't mine yet. I had asked Dave Gallagher while we were in Carmel if I could borrow it for my work in Death Valley which he said yes, so long as I give it a review as well. The review is done and I'm surprised that I like it as much as I do. So much that I'll be trying to buy this set and not send it back to him.
First time I used the Groundglass was at Pfieffer Beach
The second time at Mono Lake
There's many options we have to shoot and with a Cambo WRS however this is the closest I've ever found that puts the user using what I call as a medium format manual technical rangefinder camera system. I've now used this at Pfeiffer Beach, Mono Lake, Devil's Golf Course, The Racetrack and at Badwater. In each instance I found using this to be super easy and superior to anything I'd done previously. The one item that ties all this together is the plate cover. Having the ability to remove the back and plate adapter together and place a protective cover of the sensor is something that's been needed for years. Well done Cambo and many thanks to Dave Gallagher to let me try it out.
Devil's Golf Course
And at Badwater
At Pfeiffer Beach I took less than 5-images to get what I wanted. The major problem was re-learning how to see/think upside-down. Again at Mono Lake the high winds and very low temps made me work that much faster and I ended up taking far less that I normally would and still ended up with great files. Devils Golf Course was much like those before in that I sat down composed the shot checked the focus and waited until everyone left me alone to get this one. The Racetrack was interesting and the sample here is a 2-shot pano. Finally the shot from Badwater is the result of 3-shot vertical pano which I was able to clearly see in the loupe prior to shooting them.
Hope this helps anyone who might be considering Cambos Groundglass/loupe.