Cambo Ultima 23 2 x 3" View Camera

Cambo Ultima 23 2 x 3" View Camera

Cambo Ultima 23 2 x 3" View Camera

B&H # CAU23V MFR # 99010600
Cambo Ultima 23 2 x 3" View Camera

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Product Highlights

  • View Camera for Film Capture
  • Split Monorail Length: 11.8" + 5.9"
  • Geared Movements, Zero-Position Detents
  • Yaw-Free On-Axis Tilts and Swings
  • Focusing and Depth of Field Scales
  • Safety Locks on Front and Rear Standards
  • Dual-Range Focusing Control
  • Rigid Aluminum Alloy Body Construction
  • Compatible with 2.25" Roll Film Backs
  • Includes Pleated Bellows & Ground Glass
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This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Cambo Ultima-23 overview

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Residing within an extensively modular system, the Cambo Ultima 23 is a 2 x 3" view camera dedicated to film capture using 2.25" roll film backs. Capable of accepting Graflok-style, Mamiya RB, or Horseman 6 x 9cm or smaller film backs, along with a host of lenses, this monorail type camera affords a full system of camera movements through a series of precise gear-based controls. This analog-minded camera is based upon the Ultima foundation and features a 17.7"-long two-piece monorail and pleated bellows to enable working with magnifications up to 1:1 with a 150mm lens. Yaw-free variable-axis tilt and swing movements enable quick setup with a minimized need for re-composing and a symmetrical design with zero-position detents also contribute to an intuitive and fast working method. Dual-range focusing furthers this efficiency along with clearly demarcated focusing, movements, and depth of field scales. Constructed from aluminum alloy, yet taking on a portable form factor, the Ultima 23 is at home in both the studio as well as on location.

Camera Movements
Both front and rear standards offer a full range of camera movements:
  • Tilt: +/- 20°
  • Swing: +/- 30°
  • Rise/Fall: +/- 20 mm
  • Shift: +/- 25mm
Camera Features
  • The Ultima system is comprised of a rigid base structure, monorail, and tripod mounting block, along with highly configurable front and rear standards, for ensured precision and extensive control.
  • Geared rise/fall, lateral shift, swing, and tilt movements offer a high degree of precision and self-locking swing and tilt mechanisms ensure greater stability.
  • Benefitting working with a variety of film formats, variable focal plane control permits adjusting of tilt and swing axis points to match different capture area dimensions.
  • Both the front and rear standard incorporate safety locks to prevent accidental openings in order to protect lenses and film backs.
  • Dual-range focusing control offers both coarse and fine-tuned focusing methods for greater control.
  • The rear standard incorporates a depth of field scale for quickly checking where the field of focus begins and ends without having to stop-down the lens prior to exposure.
  • Utilizing a virtual pivot design, yaw-free variable-axis tilts and swings can be utilized for easier and faster composition and focusing when employing movements.
  • A symmetrical design on both standards, along with zero-position detents, help to expedite setting up and positioning the camera.
  • Both standards incorporate spirit levels for maintaining consistently level horizons and plumb verticals.
  • A split monorail totaling 17.7" in length and a removable pleated bellows enable up to 1:1 magnification with 150mm lenses, or closer with shorter focal lengths.
  • An aluminum alloy body construction is both durable and portable for use in the studio as well as on location.
Modular System and Interface Options
Designed within a modular system, the Ultima 23 utilizes the central components of all Ultima-series cameras and distinguishes itself through the ability to accept roll film backs up to the 6 x 9cm format. The included SF-210 roll film adapter back features a ground glass for focusing and composition, which can easily be removed for attaching Graflok-style, Horseman, or Mamiya RB film backs.

This camera is comprised of the Ultima base foundation, a 17.7"-long monorail, a pleated bellows, and both front and rear frames.
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Cambo Ultima-23 specs

Camera Type 2 x 3" monorail view camera designed for use with roll film backs
Monorail Length 17.7" / 45 cm (split into 11.8" / 30 cm and 5.9" / 15 cm sections)
Bellows Extension Maximum: 11.8" / 30 cm
Focus Type Dual-range (coarse and fine) geared movement
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 11 lb / 5 kg

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