Wide RS Cambo and Leaf Aptus 65

Recently we acquired a camera setup that one does not see every day. The Wide RS Cambo with Leaf Aptus 65 back is ideal for Landscape, and Architecture photographers looking to lighten their load.

The Wide RS Cambo is a frame that sports a Schneider optic on the front and a mount for a Leaf Aptus digital back on the rear.  The Aptus mount on the back can be switched to accommodate for a Phase One, Mamiya, Contax, and Hasselblad backs.

Gear movements on the back allow for vertical and horizontal shift for perspective control. The mount on the bottom allows for tripod mounting options. Other than that Wide RS Cambo is a very minimalistic design.

The Leaf Aptus back that is currently mounted on the back of the WRS Cambo is a 24mp back with a CCD sensor. This back has an ISO range of 50-800, and takes a picture with dimensions of 6144×4622. These backs are built to capture extreme amounts of detail and color, and are great for landscape and architectural photography.

We will be selling these items separately or together. The Leaf Aptus 65 back will be priced at $3295, and the WRS Cambo w/ 5.6×47 XL 100 MC Lens at $4000.

A Fast Shooting Sony!

Glen Weinfeld, our Sony rep stopped by this week with a just released Sony Alpha a6000. This new mirrorless camera has a 24 MP APS-C sensor and will shoot at a continuous speed of up to 11 frames per second, all with auto focus tracking.This gives you the shooting style and image quality of a DSLR in a compact package.

Key features :

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X image processor
  • Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
  • Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
  • 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.44M dots
  • Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
  • Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps

For more info : http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-alpha-a6000

$798. with the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens.

New Bags from ONA

 

ONA Astoria

The largest messenger bag in the ONA collection, the new Astoria camera and laptop messenger bag is designed to accommodate a 13-inch laptop, one or two full-frame cameras, three to five lenses and small personal items.

The Astoria is handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather. A discreet luggage sleeve can be opened to slip through the handle of a rolling suitcase or closed to act as a slim pocket for a magazine or tablet. A convenient top-grab handle provides extra stability when carrying the Astoria.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas
  • Secure antique brass tuck-clasp closure
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • Discreet luggage sleeve also acts as slim pocket
  • Room for two cameras and up to five lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 16” L x 11” H x 7” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 10.5” H x 6” D
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds

ONA Canvas Capri (left) and the Leather Capri

Also new from ONA is the Capri tote bag in both canvas and leather.

Handcrafted with dark tan waxed canvas and trimmed with full-grain leather, the Canvas Capri tote is a chic, understated camera tote designed to protect your camera, two to three lenses, an iPad or 11-inch laptop and small personal items. The soft leather handles allow the bag to be worn comfortably over the shoulder while a zip closure keeps items safe and secure. Includes detachable crossbody strap. The Canvas Capri is $269. and available in dark tan and antique cognac colors.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas
  • Detailed with full-grain leather
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 11.5” H x 4” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15” L x 11” H x 4” D
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds

The Leather Capri is a chic, understated camera tote designed to protect a camera, up to three lenses and small personal items. Handcrafted with Italian-tanned leather that develops a rich patina over time, the Leather Capri has a personal items compartment that can fit an iPad or 11-inch laptop, two interior pockets for personal items and a zipped back pocket. Includes detachable crossbody strap. The Leather Capri is $329. and available in light tan and antique cognac colors.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with Italian-tanned leather
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 11.5” H x 4” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15” L x 11” H x 4” D
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds

Interior of the Capri

 

New From FujiFilm

TCL-X100

Fujifilm has released today the much-anticipated X100/X100s teleconverter along with a few other handy accessories for the popular X-T1.

The TCL-X100, is a 1.4x teleconverter that will extend the focal length of your X100 or X100s to 33mm (50mm equivalent), and along with the WCL-X100 wide-angle converter, gives you the ability to shoot at 28mm, 35mm or 50mm.

MHG-XT Small and Large

In addition to the teleconverter, Fuji also announced a set of accessories for the X-T1, including two new grips — the MHG-XT Small and Large, a grip strap that lets you hold the X-T1 securely with one hand, and an extended eyecup

All of the accessories, including the teleconverter, have been slated for a May release with prices TBA. For more info :

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n140416_02.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n140416.html

 

To the Moon and Back Again: The Hasselblad HEC

On the 21st through the 27th of December 1968, NASA sent a manned space ship to orbit the moon. On this mission NASA equipped its astronauts with refitted Hasselblad 500 EL cameras. These cameras were refitted by Hasselblad under guidance from NASA, and renamed HEC for Hasselblad Electric Camera.

These cameras underwent extensive modification to accommodate for lunar missions. These modifications included, replacement of leatherette covering with aluminum plates, removal of mirror assembly, control mechanism, and auxiliary shutter, removal of finder and glass focusing plane, replacement of film magazine with 70mm magazine, replacement of film magazine lock with a larger lock that could be operated with thick gloves, modification of the shutter, modification of aperture and focusing rings by adding tabs, so that they could be operated with gloves, painting of the entire body black, adding a hing to the batter cover panel, and replacement of the charger/cable release socket for a larger shutter release pad.

Our Hasselblad 500 HEC comes in great condition, with a 80mm 2.8 Planar lens, and a 200 exposure 70mm magazine. All of the markings and numbers on the body, lens and magazine are correct and unaltered. This is truly an exquisite Hasselblad and NASA collectors item.