Cambo ACTUS-B4 View Camera Body with Nikon F Bayonet Mount Kit (Black)

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Cambo ACTUS-B4 View Camera Body with Nikon F Bayonet Mount Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • View Camera for DSLR/Mirrorless Capture
  • Monorail: 6.1", Bellows Extension: 4.9"
  • Includes Nikon F Camera Bayonet Mount
  • Supports Array of Lens Plates
Offering extensive perspective and focus control along with the convenience of working with your digital camera, the black ACTUS-B4 View Camera Body with Nikon F Bayonet Mount Kit from Cambo effectively transforms your DSLR 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 Nikon F mount DSLRs with a variety of 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.
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Cambo Actus-B8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Camera Movements
  • 3Camera Features
  • 4ACTUS System

Offering extensive perspective and focus control along with the convenience of working with your digital camera, the black ACTUS-B4 View Camera Body with Nikon F Bayonet Mount Kit from Cambo effectively transforms your DSLR 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 Nikon F mount DSLRs with a variety of 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 can be added depending on your desired lens type, and the monorail and bellows is also interchangeable with optional wide-angle and longer versions of each. Additionally, other optional camera bayonet mounts can also be used besides the included Nikon F bayonet mount.

Camera Movements

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.

Camera Features

  • 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 included Nikon F camera bayonet mount allows you to rotate between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations without having to adjust the actual orientation of the view camera body. This mount is not designed for use with Nikon D3/D4-series DSLRs.
  • 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.

ACTUS System

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 as well as other camera bayonet mounts:

Lensplates:
  • Copal #0
  • Copal #1
  • M39 threading
  • 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)
  • 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.

Cambo Actus-B8 Specs

Camera TypeView camera body for DSLR or mirrorless capture
Lens MountCompatible with optional ACTUS-B lensplates
Camera MountNikon F camera bayonet mount
Compatible with additional optional ACTUS camera bayonet mounts
Monorail Length6.1" / 155 mm (standard AC-315 monorail)
Bellows Extension4.9" / 125 mm (standard AC-210 bellows)
Focusing SystemQuick slide adjustment, geared fine-focus adjustment

Up to 5.7" / 145 mm travel with Nikon F mount
MountingMonorail is Arca-Swiss-compatible
1/4" and 3/8" mounts also integrated into monorail
Dimensions5.9 x 3.9 x 6.7" / 15 x 10 x 17 cm (body only)
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg (body only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 7.8 x 6.3"
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