New Product Announcement – Press Release/Blog

New Product Announcement – Press Release/Blog

Today we announced a new product for one of our clients. The press release was re-written to attract photographers that wish to use the Actus with a wide angle lens and DSLR. We also took care to email the press release to contacts and the press. For more information our services please email; info@actionmc.co.uk

Today Cambo announced a new lens for the Actus camera system. The ACTAR-24 is a lens specifically designed to be used with the Cambo Actus, using a Mirrorless camera or DSLR system to capture the image.

Actar24-1

So what’s the big deal? Why have Cambo designed a new lens?

When using DSLR’s with the Actus there is a limitation when using wide angle lenses. This limitation is not an issue with the Actus but a physics issue. Cameras using a mirror (mirror box), such as Canon and Nikon, have digital sensors positioned behind the mirror, which restricts the type of lenses you can use. Its not a problem if you wanted to use a Hasselblad V series or Mamiya lenses. As these lenses were designed for use with medium format camera bodies and the capture (film) area is positioned behind a mirror just as the DSLR sensor is. So focussing is not an issue and the image circle is so large that you will be able to take advantage of all the movements the Actus has to offer.

However, not every photographer has access to medium format lenses and they are becoming a bit of a rare find in your local camera store. They also command a high price, which you would expect when using a fine optic such as the Hasselblad 40mm Distagon.

With this in mind, Cambo set out to resolve the issue and bring a new product to market to satisfy the large number of Canon and Nikon photographers. These photographers want to utilise the full functionality of the Actus mini view camera and also be able to repeat the movements easily. The Actar-24 can be used with a wide range of cameras not just Canon and Nikon. You can use the lens with Canon, Nikon, Sony A7, Fuji X, Panasonic, Leica M and Olympus OMD.

And the specifications?

The lens is a 24mm wide angle with a manual aperture ranging from f3.5-22 with half click stops, making it ideal for landscape and architectural photography. The ACTAR-24 is fixed in a lens panel that slots into the front of the Actus making it easy to set up and quickly packaway. Those die-hard landscape photographers that are conscious of carrying a lot of kit in the field will be delighted to know it only weighs-in at 660grams.

Actar24-2

The optical design is 16 elements in 11 groups, all lenses are multi-coated to achieve the best contrast range. There is also an 82mm filter thread to add a UV for protection or you can enhance your creative flair by adding a filter kit.

There is almost no geometrical distortion. The ACTAR-24 has a 60mm image circle, which enables optical horizontal shift of 10mm left and right. So when using a full frame sensor (24×36) the maximum horizontal stitched area is 24mm x 56mm. The rise/fall is 12mm up and down, a total stitched area of 48mm x 56mm with 9 images.
Actar24-3
If you have read my previous articles, such as Stitching with the Fuji XT-1, when using the ACTAR-24 with an APS-C size sensor the shift increases to 15mm left & right and 17mm rise & fall.
Availability
The ACTAR-24 is available in December 2015, priced at €1,360.00 which is approximately £980.00 excluding VAT/Taxes and delivery. Call your local dealer to pre-order.
For more information and to arrange a demonstration please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request; cambouk@gmail.com
Kitplus – Product Blog

Kitplus – Product Blog

The following blog was created to report information and activity direct from the exhibition. It was mailed to our contacts and UK press. For more information about future events and blogs we can create for you please email; info@actionmc.co.uk

Today we’re shooting with the Cambo ACTUS and Blackmagic Cinema camera at Kitplus, MediaCityUK.

The setup consists of the Actus Camera platform, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Schneider 100mm lens. We also showed the Sony A7R with Canon Lens mount – more will follow soon about this new lens mount.

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

Sean Cheung from CAPSLOCK Ltd spent the day with us demonstrating the  Actus with the Blackmagic Cinema camera. He showed how easy it is to adjust the swing/tilt/rise/fall of the Actus, to produce selective focus images.

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

Charles: After using the Actus for capturing stills and stitching images, what do you think about using the camera platform for video?

Sean: The Cambo Actus is amazing, I can use all of my lenses with the Blackmagic or Canon 5DMkIII.  I have a wide range of lenses and by changing the front lens plate I can use my Schneider, Canon or Nikon lenses – this is true flexibility.

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

© Cambo UK

We spent the day at MediaCityUK introducing videographers to the Actus and the most popular word of the day was “Wow!”

For more information and to arrange a demonstration please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request; cambouk@gmail.com

Kitplus Exhibition Venue – Client Project

Kitplus Exhibition Venue – Client Project

We arranged the following venue and the videographer to present a range of video products. This blog was created and mailed to our contacts and UK press. For more information about future events in the UK please email; info@actionmc.co.uk

KitPlus MediaCity UK

At the venue we will be showing the Artes EPT, a lightweight boom system and the V-15 Camera Jib popular with cameramen demanding a robust but portable system. Our VPD pedestal and rigs will also be shown – special offers will be available on the day.

New to many videographers is the Cambo ACTUS system. The ACTUS camera platform enables videographers and photographers to tilt or swing the lens to adjust the focus plane. By controlling the plane of focus you can correct vertical lines and also create a specific area of focus.

©TimShoebridge

©Tim Shoebridge

Click the image above to play Tim Shoebridge’s “City of London Timelapse” captured using the Cambo ACTUS and Sony A7 series cameras.

The ACTUS is remarkably lightweight, its portable and has tilt/swing for the lens and shift/rise/fall for the camera. The system is available for cameras that are Canon, Sony-E, MIcro 4/3 and Nikon fit. Recently Cambo have added a new Canon lens mount adapter to the range which currently includes; Hasselblad, Mamiya, Leica, Schneider, Rodenstock and Nikon lens plates.

Kitplus 250x90_rollingbannerWe look forward to seeing you at Kitplus, if you can’t make it please subscribe to the blog and we will let you know when the next event is.

For more information and to arrange a demonstration please contact Cambo UK on M:07863 116150 or send us an email request; cambouk@gmail.com

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