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    info on this older cambo 2x3 sliding back?

    hey all.
    MF and RF old timer here. But I am a real LF newbie.

    I bought this older 2x3 Cambo sliding back but am curious to know what interface plates work with it.
    Goal: to put a mamiya 645 plate on to it

    any info appreciated. thanks

    Eric

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    Re: info on this older cambo 2x3 sliding back?

    I did exactly the same a few years ago. I bought an old cambo 2x3 sliding back with the older style hasselblad v interface. I wanted a mamiya mount. I eventually found a wds tech camera back plate with mamiya interface. I took the mamiya interface adapter off the wds plate and put on the sliding adapter. I had to shim the plate with some thin washers to get the ground glass and adapter plate in the same plane. Works really well. Very high quality sliding back.

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    Re: info on this older cambo 2x3 sliding back?

    much much thanks - any links to what that WDS plate looks like?

    eric
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    Re: info on this older cambo 2x3 sliding back?

    This is the old style cambo sliding back with interface adapters that needs screws.
    All cambo sliding backs are very well made, graet quality such Linhof, Arca, Silvestri.
    One problem is that the all the interface adapters have not the same focusing plane, so you need to use the metal shim.
    The Linhof/arca/silvestri adapters have the same focusing plane, but Cambo like Kapture group dont have ( at cambo you have to shim the adapter plate, at Kapture Group the focusing glass)
    Just call or write to Cambo and you will get the shim part. You have to know what interface you want to use.
    Second: best option is to let the Cambo to mount the interface adapter, becouse the screws must be absolutly flat in all 4 positions.
    Differences of 1/100 of milimeter can make big problems- one side is not sharp ect...
    You can use only the older adapters with screws on this sliding back, not the new.

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    Re: info on this older cambo 2x3 sliding back?

    Just an update - SK Grimes did the mod for me. Superb quality workmanship! and a superb sliding back.
    My franken-camera lives!

    eric
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