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    Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    Just received our first shipment of Cambo Actus DB product!

    Full review is below:

    https://captureintegration.com/cambo...y-view-camera/


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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

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    Just received our first shipment of Cambo Actus DB product!

    Full review is below:

    https://captureintegration.com/cambo...y-view-camera/


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    **Now updated with pricing at the bottom of the review.
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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    Great review Steve. Do you know if it at some point will be possible to mount lenses in Cambo WRS mount?
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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    peter:
    i had asked the same thing. slim chance for a few reasons:

    the WRS mounts include the focusing helicoid, moving the lens further away from the sensor. might still work, but wide angles would be the test. the Actus lenses have no helicoid.
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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    The ability to mount my existing WRS lenses was also my first question. If that can happen then what a great companion to the WRS! I'd actually give it some serious thoughts.
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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    peter:
    i had asked the same thing. slim chance for a few reasons:

    the WRS mounts include the focusing helicoid, moving the lens further away from the sensor. might still work, but wide angles would be the test. the Actus lenses have no helicoid.
    Hmm... I had to have a lens board and crash bars replaced on a SK 35. $1400USD. Yah, I thought that was kind of a premium price... I can only imagine the price tag on a T/S board and helical mount.

    Maybe this means mounted lenses on an Actus DB wil be significantly less expensive than tech cam mounts??

    Personally, I would still prefer tech cam for portability and ease of use (words not normally associated with tech cams!)

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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    peter:
    i had asked the same thing. slim chance for a few reasons:

    the WRS mounts include the focusing helicoid, moving the lens further away from the sensor. might still work, but wide angles would be the test. the Actus lenses have no helicoid.
    That's true, but then you could just move the lens further back towards the BD on tha Actus, no?
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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    There's probably an issue with min distance, say for the 35mm or smaller. Often these require recessed lens boards, and while the Actus looks like the standards can go very close, a helical on the wide angle lenses might move them out too far.

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    Re: Cambo Actus DB 1st Deliveries & Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    There's probably an issue with min distance, say for the 35mm or smaller. Often these require recessed lens boards, and while the Actus looks like the standards can go very close, a helical on the wide angle lenses might move them out too far.

    We've had these discussions with Cambo in the past - thanks to your input - and you've roughly identified the sticking points. And even on longer lenses - I'm not sure that the lenspanels could be mounted where they sit with the center of the lens lined up parallel to the center of the digital back sensor, zeroed out. That also looks potentially challenging.

    But that leads me to ask - other than wide angle - how many of you feel that you'd have interest in a custom lens interface that could incorporate the Cambo helicol mounted lenspanels? Feel free to contact me offline if you feel like expressing interest. I'm not saying - at all - that this is a possibility, it has challenges, like we covered, but it would be good to know how many would have interest firsthand.


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