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    Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    FedEx came and went about an hour ago and I wanted to share the following.











    The hood is the WDS-1090
    The hotshoe adaptor is WDS-1095

    Lacking the WRS-1080 viewfinder attachment.

    A very big thank-you to by buds at Capture Integration.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    That looks realy good Don.

    How well does it lock to the hot shoe? Solid and stable?

    Not all of us have the AE Version like Guy.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by JonMo View Post
    That looks realy good Don.

    How well does it lock to the hot shoe? Solid and stable?

    Not all of us have the AE Version like Guy.
    Agree! I have a old very used (2008) WRS...

    The locking felt tight and sturdy. The length adjusting bars are short and therefore very sturdy as well. The collar slid right over the lens and stopped at the bumpers leaving enough room to reach in to work the dials and cock the shutter.

    We leave for a return trip to Jackson Hole next week and plan a lengthy review on our blog once we return and will address the usage with my 35, 72 and 120 lens.

    Never saw the prototype however what I've seen here is that the shade turns freely going from portrait to landscape, the hood stays open and the collar does not touch the lens only the bumpers. I also can't find a provision for a filter. The only thing missing is the upper adaptor to mount the viewfinder and am told that's coming soon.

    It might be too soon to say this but will go out on limb and say this is worth every penny.

    Don


    This is the second greatest improvement to the WRS - the first being the wood grips.
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Ah yes; the wood grips
    I have been contemplating them since I first saw you retrofit them to your camera!

    Maybe this year.

    I look forward to your review and have a great trip.

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    Looks great Don but the million dollar question, does it improve images over not using a hood?

    I'm thinking of the Arca hood for my camera so your findings in combination with Schneider lenses will be very interesting. IMO a hood is essential with all Rodenstock lenses as they flare spot very easily but not so sure with the Schneiders.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Now. ARCA RM2d/RM3d has a compendium solution .
    Cambo has a very similar solution , which looks good .
    It looks as if the cambo comdendium can even be used for the real wide angle lenses 28 and 35mm .
    Who can answer this question ?
    I wonder , if ALPA will present a similar comdendium as well . Any rumors ?
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    All, do you know if the compendium fit the WDS-350 + 35XL? Looks more than nice.
    Cheers, Jean-Luc

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Now. ARCA RM2d/RM3d has a compendium solution .
    Cambo has a very similar solution , which looks good .
    It looks as if the cambo comdendium can even be used for the real wide angle lenses 28 and 35mm .
    Who can answer this question ?
    I wonder , if ALPA will present a similar comdendium as well . Any rumors ?
    You can put the Cambo on any camera that has a hot shoe. Very adjustable to fit . I think the opening for lens is 105mm
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    The WRS-1090 HOOD COMPENDIUM is not even listed at CALUMET here in Germany .

    Please have a look to the picture . Is that height adjustable ?
    And if so , for how many millimeters ? Is it uasable with the HR 28mm ?
    And what is the price ?
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    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Yes I tried it with my HR 28 and it is vertically adjustable. BTW this is a brand new product. There is a thread I started that introduces this and the IPhone viewfinder
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Thanks Guy .
    Yes , in those images the mechanics can be very well seen . Far better than on the CAMBO home page .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    I did suggest to them a knob on the vertical adjustment in front. Not sure they will do that though. But that was a prototype version I had so not sure what the final will be like .
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I did suggest to them a knob on the vertical adjustment in front. Not sure they will do that though. But that was a prototype version I had so not sure what the final will be like .
    Comparing my photos with yours it seems that there wasn't any changes made.
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Jotloob, give me a little while and I'll see if I can get the measurements.

    Anyone else want to see anything different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    You can put the Cambo on any camera that has a hot shoe. Very adjustable to fit . I think the opening for lens is 105mm
    Not quite - I did try to put it on my DF and failed because the rods are too short. I thing and flat faced body (tech camera) has a better shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazwas View Post
    Looks great Don but the million dollar question, does it improve images over not using a hood?

    I'm thinking of the Arca hood for my camera so your findings in combination with Schneider lenses will be very interesting. IMO a hood is essential with all Rodenstock lenses as they flare spot very easily but not so sure with the Schneiders.
    Gareth, great question. I've got a week before leaving for Jackson Hole and hope to squeeze in at least one-day to try this out; otherwise it'll have to wait until I get into Jackson Hole. I really can't see it not helping.

    I do see it slowing down the process some and making for a slightly altered workflow when changing lenses. Remove the hood then the lens replacing it with another lens replacing the hood and adjusting it to fit the lens. While not time consuming it will require remembering the steps.

    I was reviewing a couple days worth of shooting from last year in Jackson and found several instances where this would have helped. You can't always hold a hat or hand in the correct position...

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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Thanks Don .

    The question to use a hood or not is not up for me .
    I generally use a hood , it just belongs to my workflow .
    Shooting MFD is somewhat similar to shooting LF .
    I just take the time I need and I do have fun with it .
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Thanks Don .

    The question to use a hood or not is not up for me .
    I generally use a hood , it just belongs to my workflow .
    Shooting MFD is somewhat similar to shooting LF .
    I just take the time I need and I do have fun with it .
    You're welcome Jürgen. While I really enjoy shooting medium format I totally love working with the WRS. Tech cameras might not be for everyone since it really isn't fast - it works for me.
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    Re: Cambo WDS-1090 Compendium Hood

    Decided to take a quick break and shot some more samples of the hood only this time I added the Schneider 72mm.


    This gives an idea of what the adjusting rods look like and their overall length.


    I wanted to try and show a slightly better view from the top. Notice the plate is ready for the second attachment be it the Cambo viewfinder or iPhone. (Schneider 35mm)


    Same view but with a ruler added


    Facing the camera with the hood extended (35mm)


    This surprised me. I switched to the Schneider 72 and replaced the hood. The top portion is fitting snug against the upper bumper and creating a small gap. I removed everything and put it all back together and came up with the same result. The only solution is removing the bumpers if I want to set the collar further back.


    Shot with the Schneider 72mm set up as shown above. This is centered at f/11 1/500 ISO50


    Same shot only this time I shifted 10mm down.

    My current conclusion is that as odd as it looks on the 72mm I really don't want to remove the bumpers. That said it appears to work okay.

    I was going to try the 120 however just ran out of time.


    Don

    Just a heads up: It's several hours later and I removed the bumpers from the 72mm. Wasn't easy however the hood fits much better. I also tried it on the Schneider 120 and found much like the 35, the bumber do not need to be removed.
    Last edited by Don Libby; 4th May 2012 at 19:12.
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