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Offering extensive perspective and focus control along with the convenience of working with your digital camera, the black ACTUS-B View Camera Body from Cambo effectively transforms your DSLR or mirrorless camera into a digital view camera. As the core component within a modular system, this view camera body serves as the primary piece from which you can pair a variety of digital cameras and lenses to reap the benefits of geared camera movements for correcting perspective distortions, achieving an extended depth of field, or producing creative selective focus effects. While resembling traditional large format view cameras in function, the ACTUS system also echoes the compact form factor of the digital cameras it is designed to be paired with and is optimized for use in both the studio as well as on location.
This view camera body is delivered with a 6.1" monorail as well as a 4.9" bellows to permit working with a variety of lens and camera types. The monorail is designed to fit within the Arca-Swiss style quick release system for easy mounting to a tripod, and is also fitted with both 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounts for attaching quick release plates. Optional lensplates and bayonet mounting kits can be added depending on your desired lens and camera combination, and the monorail and bellows is also interchangeable with optional wide-angle and longer versions of each.
A full system of movements offers extensive control over perspective and focusing settings. Geared on-axis tilt and swing movements are performed on the front standard and the rear standard permits geared rise/fall movements and quick slide shift movements:
Rear Rise/Fall: +0.5", -0.6" / +12mm, -15mm
Rear Shift: +/- 0.8" / 20mm
Front Swing: 360°
Front Tilt: +10°, -9°
The swing and tilt movements of the front standard rotate about the optical axis in order to avoid having to re-compose or re-focus after each movement is applied.
Both fine geared and quick-slide focusing adjustment types are available.
Bellows and monorail focusing allows you to achieve closer focusing distances without the use of extension tubes or other macro attachments.
Zero-position clicks are incorporated into each movement type for more intuitive handling.
Monorail is compatible with the Arca-Swiss-style quick release system and also features both 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounts.
Front tilts and swings allow you to alter the plane of focus for employing selective focus techniques or Scheimpflug settings for extensive depth of field. Additionally, these tilt and swing movements are used to correct for convergence and other perspective distortions.
Rear horizontal and vertical shifts allow you to move the camera position while retaining the same lens position, making this configuration especially ideal for stitching multiple exposures without having to adjust the lens.
The optional camera bayonet mounts allow you to rotate between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations without having to adjust the actual orientation of the view camera body.
This black finish body is anodized for greater durability and scratch resistance.
Compact overall form factor is relative to the size of DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
As the central component within the modular ACTUS system, this view camera body serves as the means to which you can attach a variety of optional lensplates and camera bayonet mounts:
Leica R bayonet
Hasselblad C bayonet
Mamiya RZ/RB bayonet
Mamiya 645 Pro TL bayonet
Pentax 645 bayonet
Nikon F bayonet
Canon EF bayonet
Camera Bayonet Mounts:
Canon EOS camera body (except 1D-series)
Nikon F camera body (except D3/D4-series)
Leica M camera body
Sony E camera body
Fujifilm X camera body
Olympus OM-D camera body
Micro Four Thirds camera body
Additionally, besides the standard included bellows and monorail, a variety of optional bellows and monorails are available for wide-angle and close-focusing/macro shooting applications.