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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    This is great.

    But this pricing is not difficult for a good US dealer to provide either. Same goes for Rodenstock.

    And if you're in the USA, free ground shipping from CI (oops, sorry for the self-plug, but hey, I started the dang thread anyway!)




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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Quote Originally Posted by vjbelle View Post
    I have a strong affinity for C1 and give you all of the business I can but...... if the best you can do is match the wildly inflated Rody pricing by B&H then I gotta move on. As for Schneider if you don't actually have the lens in Copal 0 in stock then chances are you will never be able to get it.

    Victor

    And we appreciate the affinity, Victor!

    I never said we match BH pricing. Is it ok if we beat BH pricing? We import Rodenstock and so do not present a "price list" (DAF) because the pricing will fluctuate depending on currency conversions.

    I recommend any of my clients contact me directly for pricing and availability on any of these lenses. If I don't have one on the shelf, it does not mean I cannot get one within a matter of days, I have more sources than just Schneider/Rodenstock themselves!

    And to be clear, I'm all for the success of other dealers who provide good service, wherever they are. They reinforce that it exists and is possible and contribute to the momentum of more options with that value equation vs the "add to cart" buying process.



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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    just to spice this up with a picture, here is the actus with the 28mm cambo wrs mount lens fitted to the Actus


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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Looks like there is some improvement on the actus:
    -geared shift
    -Rise/fall mm indicator
    -build in bubble level
    Is this only available for the db version ? or the standart version?
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    Its only available, afaik, for the DB+ version...... I will be receiving mine in about a week. All movements are geared which is an improvement although I wouldn't have minded friction shift. There is also an engraved rail with markings for all of the Schneider and Rody lenses..... I assume maybe infinity stops. I think of it as my 'get out of Alpa jail camera'. No more ultra premium prices for lenses..... a welcome relief.

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    as i recall, they have more space available with the DB version, hence the levels and slightly different standard.

    since there are two moving elements for the focus rail, i'm not sure how useful lens specific markings would be; maybe as anti-crash indicators, rear element to DB?

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Quote Originally Posted by daf View Post
    Looks like there is some improvement on the actus:
    -geared shift
    -Rise/fall mm indicator
    -build in bubble level
    Is this only available for the db version ? or the standart version?
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    That's the DB+ version. Neither the Actus Mini or DB have the rise indicator, geared rear shift or the lens infinity base markings.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    as i recall, they have more space available with the DB version, hence the levels and slightly different standard.

    since there are two moving elements for the focus rail, i'm not sure how useful lens specific markings would be; maybe as anti-crash indicators, rear element to DB?
    The infinity marks on the base rail allow you to set the crash bar for your lens and obviously the sliding rail to make it easier to dial in at 0 to infinity on the geared adjuster. Assuming of course that you are using a lens mounted in the Cambo Copal 0 lens boards. Not so useful if you are using an Alpa mounted lens on a Milich or Cambo plate though as the center of the lens is at a different position on the front mount.

    Anyway, with the DB+ the are Rodie lens index markings on the left side of the base rail and Schneider ones on the right. R23HR, R28HR, R35HR, R60HR, R32/40HR, R70HR and R50R and on other side S 35XL, S43XL, S47XL, S60XL, S72L, S80N, S90N
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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    It makes a lot of sense to have settings for a crash bar..... I'm curious why they didn't include any of the wider Schneider lenses (Beyond the 35XL). Maybe those lenses won't reach infinity.... doesn't matter to me since I would not be utilizing those lenses but just curious.

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    my pic shows the 28 fitted and it would focus at infinity. and i use the 32; of course these are the highest potential for crashing!

    basic limitation is how close you can get the standards with the bellows in there, and then over-doing it, crunching the rear element into the rear standard or the DB. i am showing the Cambo WRS mounted lens, (with an adapter) which, because it holds the lens further away from the mounting plane compresses the bellows even more), but it worked

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    If I were more of a Wide Angle user I would have an interest in the 32mm Rody - which I can get in Copal 0 for substantially less than the outlandish price that Alpa charges. I have my Alpa mount 35XL which I can shift 10mm on my Leaf Credo and 5mm, for sure, on my IQ180. Its a very sharp lens but mostly I just prefer to use it without shifts and rotate around the nodal for increased coverage - if needed. I did purchase the 72mm Schneider and the 120mm Aspherical in Copal 0- both lenses I really wanted. I also purchased the 90mm Rody SW f5.6 so I have three lenses in the focal range that I mostly use for the Actus. Of course I should be able to use all of my Alpa lenses and am getting the Cambo adapter. I sure saved a chunk of money buying the three lenses for the Actus in Copal 0 vs buying them for my STC..... a REAL chunk of money!

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    The SK35 is a sure a breeze to figure out a nodal point since it's so tiny.

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    Yes...... a very underrated lens and easy to find the nodal. I'll never sell mine. In fact I'll never sell any of my Schneider lenses.

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Any details available yet on pricing and availability of the new Cambo 24mm lens and plate for the original Actus?
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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Any details available yet on pricing and availability of the new Cambo 24mm lens and plate for the original Actus? Posted today in Cambo Newsletter
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    I see you're in NY. We'd be glad to help you with it if you'd like to contact me by email or phone.
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    Doug

    I know New York City is big, but if it includes Ithaca it is MUCH bigger than I realized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Stephens View Post
    Doug

    I know New York City is big, but if it includes Ithaca it is MUCH bigger than I realized.
    Oops. Meant NY. Not NYC.

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Below is a link for a few more details on the lens.

    https://captureintegration.com/cambo...actar-24-lens/

    No, it is not a Rodenstock, but it is a good lens, and provides a solution for mirrored and mirror-less camera owners.

    We'll have inventory next week and it will be available in our rental inventory also.


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    Distorsion looks pretty ;(
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    Flare is pretty bad too!

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    Hmm... so what is the advantage over a Samyang 3.5/24 mm TS lens with Canon mount (or others) and a corresponding adapter on the Sony A7RII or the like? The lens is available as Samyang, Walimex, Rokinon and Bower lens in nearly identical versions at half the price. Looks darn close.

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    Re: Cambo Actus prototype - first hands on look

    as far as movements: two tilt and two shift axes, all at the same time with the actus. the Canon T/S only has one of each
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