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Cambo Ultima 4x5 Camera

The Ultima 45 is Cambo's sophisticated 4x5" view camera, designed for high precision with digital applications, with fine geared movements on all movements, including lateral shift, rise and fall, swings, tilts and fine focussing. It features a normal bellows, 42 cm long monorail, a rotating ground glass back with graflock mount and spring loaded ground glass.After closely examining the view cameras in today's market, Cambo discovered that there wasn't a single camera designed specifically for the highly sensitive requirements of focusing on the small "chip"plane used in most digital backs. Digital imaging requires the extremely tight tolerances of ultra-fine camera movements. In order to fill this increasingly critical void, we created the Ultima.Equally at home shooting with film, the distinctively designed Ultima features a unique film or chip plane depth adjustment. This adjustment facility allows the rotational axis of the rear standard to be precisely aligned with the chip plane, preventing the image from moving out of focus when swing or tilt movements are applied. The same adjustment is available on the lens standard allowing precise rotational alignment with the lens nodal point. This unique feature makes the Ultima compatible with all digital chip and scanning backs including Imacon, Phase One, Better Light, Leaf and Eyelike.The small size of digital chip backs - and the shorter lenses used, dictate the need for much finer focus and movement control. The Ultima has been designed with fluid-smooth, geared movements, progressive breaks and positive position locks that give precise, accurate fingertip control.Precision-geared fine focus, rise and fall, tilt, swing and lateral shifts Dual range focusing for rapid coarse and precision fine focusing Depth of field scale and zero-position detents with definite end stops Virtual Pivot design for fully yaw-free variable axis swings. Individual locks on coarse and fine focus, rise and fall movements Symmetrical design on front and rear standards for easier operation Converts easily, and economically, to a 2 1/4" roll film format view camera. Unique design allows for use of lenses down to 47mm without requiring a recessed lensboard
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