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David Jilek

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Cambo Phase combination????
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:29:10 PM »

 I'm just wondering if anyone is using a Cambo 4x5 and a older Phase back? What are the pros and cons? Why do I ask...Well. I uncovered two perfectly new Cambo 4x5 cameras with lenses at work last week. One is matched with a old Better light system and one with a Mega Vision. I would like to get a phase flex- adaptor and put these bad boys back to work! We have  H10 and H20 backs that I shoot with to the good ole Hassey's I'm looking to do table top product and food shots.
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David
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Re: Cambo Phase combination????
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 10:28:38 PM »

Hi David,

Congrats on finding those cameras. I wouldn't bother with the branded flexadapter. I would simply get a chinese adapter you can find on ebay. The quality is as good as you can expect from those mounts. You will find that the flange focal distance might get in the way of using wider lenses. You can use most analog lenses but will likely find the focal lengths and resolutions to be frustrating or boring (once they have been cropped from a 4x5/8x10 image circle to the teeny phase one sensor. Most opt to find and use digital specific large format lenses (digitar, digaron, sinaron). I mount my Phase One back occasionally on my sinar and horseman cameras. I love the sinar, but the horseman is lighter and because of this, it works better in the field. I guess if you are using h10 and h20 you will be tethering, but do know that this is a fickle system especially if the camera's gearing/movements is/are poor.

Justin

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Re: Cambo Phase combination????
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 03:19:00 AM »

You can get a Cambo sliding/ stitching back which is geared so you will be able to make higher res images. Alternatively you can look at a direct adapter with a more modern back that offers live view (tethered)
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