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.

New Schneider-Kreuznach DSLR lenses

Photokina 2012: Schneider-Kreuznach Optics announces four newly reformulated lenses for DSLRs.

The Makro-Symmar 85/2.4, Xenon 35/1.4 and Xenon 50/1.4 are all reformulated for the increasing demands resulting from a continuous decrease in pixel size. They are optimized for the best performance with the latest sensors and provide outstanding imaging performance. They are available in bayonet mounts for Canon EOS, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and Pentax K.

A new tilt-shift lens accompanies the new lenses. The 28/4.5 Super-Angulon Aspheric is designed specifically for architectural photography and features a lateral shift of 12mm with a tilt angle of 8 degrees.

Founder and CEO of Camera West Sean Cranor is in Cologne, Germany bringing you the latest news, updates and photos from Photokina 2012. Watch for these updated daily reports here on the Camera West Blog.