Cambo ACTUS-XL-DB View Camera

Cambo ACTUS-XL-DB View Camera

Cambo ACTUS-XL-DB View Camera

B&H # CATDC23 MFR # 99010982
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Product Highlights

  • View Camera for Digital Backs/Cameras
  • Monorail Length: 11.8"
  • Full System of Geared Camera Movements
  • Quick-Slide and Fine-Tuned Focusing
  • Zero Registration Clicks on Movements
  • Accepts Various Back Interface Plates
  • Accepts All ACTUS Lens Plates & Adapters
  • Included Interchangeable Bellows
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Compatibility: Digital Backs

DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

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Digital Backs

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Cambo ACTUS-XL-DB overview

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Fusing Cambo's ACTUS and Ultima lines, the ACTUS-XL-DB View Camera pairs the sleeker form factor of the ACTUS cameras along with the extensive full range of movements from the Ultima cameras. In addition to the versatility afforded by the camera movements, this camera system has also been designed as fully modular with its ability to accept all existing ACTUS lens plates, various digital backs by swapping the interface plates, and even DSLR or mirrorless cameras by swapping the rear frame. As a view camera, this system offers geared movements on both the rear and front standards for correcting perspective distortions, achieving an extended depth of field, or producing creative selective focus effects. The 11.8"-long monorail design permits both quick-slide and fine-tuned geared focusing movements, and the monorail can be exchanged for optional longer rails for macro applications. Reaping the benefits of both a complete view camera system along with the versatility and adaptability of a system designed for digital photographers, the ACTUS-XL-DB is a flexible solution for precise image-making needs.

Camera Movements
A full system of geared movements is available for fine-tuned control over the positioning of both standards:
  • Tilt: +/- 20° on both standards
  • Swing: +/- 20° on both standards
  • Shift: +/- 25mm on both standards
  • Rise/Fall: +/- 20mm on both standards

Additionally, both fine (up to 1.6" / 40mm) and coarse/quick-slide (4.7" / 120mm) focusing movements are possible, with a maximum extension of 6.3" / 160mm possible.
Camera Features
  • Compatible with optional extended ULM monorails and bellows for macro applications.
  • Tripod mounting block is fitted with a 3/8"-16 mount for attaching to a tripod or stand.
  • Monorail and standards feature scales for making precise and repeatable movements.
  • Zero-position clicks are incorporated into each movement type for more intuitive handling.
  • 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.
  • Shift and rise/fall allow you to move the camera or lens position without affecting focus, making this configuration especially ideal for stitching multiple exposures or adjusting composition after applying tilt or swing.
  • Rear interface can be rotated between vertical and horizontal orientations without having to remove the digital back or bellows.
  • Optional sliding back can be used when working with digital backs without live view.
  • Black anodized for greater durability and scratch resistance.
Modular Design
As the central component within the camera system, a series of lens plates and rear interface plates can be used to configure this camera to specific digital back and lens combinations:

Lens Plates:
  • Copal 0
  • Copal 1
  • Copal 3
  • Short-barrel Alpa lens panels
  • Short-barrel Wide RS lens panels
  • Cambo ACTAR lenses in ACTUS plates


Lens Adapting Plates:
  • M39
  • Hasselblad V
  • Mamiya RB/RZ
  • Canon EF
  • Nikon F
  • Leica R
  • Mamiya 645 Pro TL
  • Pentax 645


Digital Back Interface Adapters:
  • SLW-80 Hasselblad-V
  • SLW-89 Hasselblad-H
  • SLW-81 Leaf Afi/Sinar Hy6
  • SLW-83 Phase One XF/DF /Mamiya AFd
  • SLW-87 Contax 645


Additionally, the bellows can be replaced with the optional AC-214 Bellows and the rear frame can be exchanged with the optional ACXL-965 Bayonet Holder for attaching DSLR and mirrorless cameras to the view camera system.
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Cambo ACTUS-XL-DB specs

Camera Type View camera body for digital back capture
Lens Mount Compatible with optional ACB-0, ACB-1, ACB-ALP, and ACB-WRS lensplates
Compatible Digital Backs Compatible with optional SLW digital back interface plates for Hasselblad V, Hasselblad H, Leaf Afi/Sinar Hy6, Phase One XF/DF/Mamiya 645, or Contax 645
Monorail Length 11.8" / 300 mm
Bellows Extension 11.8" / 300 mm (ACDB-254 Long Bellows)
Focusing System Coarse: 4.7" / 120 mm (max extension: 6.3" / 160 mm)
Fine: 1.6" / 40 mm (both front and rear standards)
Mounting Tripod block with integrated 3/8"-16 mount
Dimensions 12.2 x 5.7 x 13.4" / 310 x 145 x 340 mm (with lens plate and frame holders)
Weight 10.6 lb / 4.8 kg (with lens plate and frame holders)

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