Newsletter April 2010 
Newsletter April 2010

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New HDSLR Support Rigs
This Cambo CS (camera support) system is summarised by the following description: modular, user friendly, ergonomic designed and high-end quality.

The CS system consists of modular and therefore multifunctional parts. This allows for a broad range of suitable combinations. Simply said, the user has all freedom to construct the system according to own wishes and expand it for other applications.
The CS system is based on the Cinema 15mm light-weight support principal. This way intergration or exchange between the Cambo CS system and other make 15mm systems parts is no worry at all.

Because of the large number of adhusting possibilities, the Cambo CS system can entirely be customised to the preferred camera holding position of the user. Many other camera support systems only let the user adapt his position to their support systeem. This then results into an unwanted, forced position of the body, which is not just uncomfortable, but also contributes to a less stabil video-capture. The Cambo CS system however overcomes these points and can be adjusted to optimal position and comfort to the user.

Memory Functionality
A number of systems, such as the CS-Eris and the CS-Chronos, are equipped with a memory functionality for the position of the camera towards the shoulder support. This memory functionality simplifies the re-positioning of the optimised adjusted position of the shoulder support. This way the user is able to reset the system for next use very quickly after transportation or disassembly.

Cambo designs and manufactures high quality rated products for the photographic and videographic market since 1946. The CS system continues in this tradition.
All parts are being produced on state-of-the-art CNC machines and manufactured from high-grade aluminium. All aluminium parts are finished with an anodising procedure, which ensures a high durability.


The Cambo CS system allows as well the professional as the creative HDSLR/DV user to shoot his or her assignment in the most efficient, ergonomic and comfortable way . The modular and durable parts of the system guarantee a long lifecycle and offer the users all possibilities to modify the system to their own vision.
Go to Cambo Website to check out the details HDSLR Support
New Schneider Apo-Digitar 43 XL
Starting as of May Cambo will be able to supply Schneider's newly designed  Apo-Digitar 5.6/43 XL. The lens design is dedicated to use the large CCD sizes such as PhaseOne's P65+.  The impressive image circle of 110mm is available already at f/8, where the max. resolution up to
80 lp is reached. When mounted on a WideRS lenspanel, it is listed as WDS-548, for more details, click here. The new 43 XL will also become available as WTS-843 in a lenspanel with Tilt/Swing option.

New Super-Digitar 5,6/28 XL

Following the introduction of the Apo-Digitar 43 XL, Schneider continues with a completely new designed 5,6/28 mm lens which will become available within the next months. The Super-Digitar 5,6/28 XL is also very suitable for the latest CCD's with the 40x54mm capture area. This 28 XL offers a 90mm image circle, which represents a 115 degrees viewing angle, with only 0,7 % distortion.  The resolution at f/8 is 80 lp. The complete WideRS Lenspanel will be available as WDS-547. The mechanical construction of the Super-Digitar will not allow to be delivered in a Tilt/Swing panel however.
Both new lenses include a version of the new Digtal Centerfilter.
  New Schneider Apo-Digitar 43 XL
Digital Centerfilter
Wide-angle lenses are characterised by decreasing light intensity towards the edge with increasing angle of view, which makes the corners appear darker and is unwelcome in many cases. In conventional film photography concentric gradient filters referred to as CENTERFILTERs were developed. These filters have a higher density in the centre of the image and increase transmission towards the edge.
CENTERFILTER for analogue photography have to be mounted on the lens before the film is exposed. They correct the brightness reduction by a fixed value, usually 1.5 or 2 aperture stops. ANALOGUE CENTERFILTERs consist of a glass plate that is coated with a special ND grading in a complex production process and a filter ring that positions the plate at an exactly calculated position in front of the first lens.

In contrast to analogue photography, in digital photography each image is stored in a file and can be (post-)processed using suitable software. If the brightness reduction of the lens over the whole image circle is known, it can be corrected -provided the edges of the image were sufficiently exposed- with the aid of special software, the DIGITAL CENTERFILTER. A DIGITAL CENTERFILTER can also be used for correcting the edge brightness reduction in analogue images after they have been digitised for processing.

Advantages of this DIGITAL CENTERFILTER:
- The filter is applied after the image has been taken, so that the full brightness of the lens is retained
- Virtually 100% edge shading correction available, even with offsets (offset can be entered in the software)
- Continuously variable correction of the exposure value - aperture 0.1, 0.5 or 1.5, anything is possible.
- A correction can be discarded and repeated, if necessary
- No additional glass in front of the lens system that may cause reflections and reduce the resolution
- No risk of vignetting of centerfilter holder
In order to enable users to create optimum images, Schneider-Kreuznach and Nurizon Software have developed a DIGITAL CENTERFILTER as a plug-in for Photoshop® (from version CS2).
Schneider Kreuznach - Nurizon DIGITAL CENTERFILTERs are based on the exact specification for the corresponding Schneider Kreuznach lens and therefore guarantee optimum correction of the brightness reduction in wide-angle images.
The software for the Photoshop® plug-in and the lens-specific file for the DIGITAL CENTERFILTER will be included in the price of each Schneider Kreuznach wide-angle lens from May 2010.
Further files for using a DIGITAL CENTERFILTER for other focal lengths are available as options.


Go to Cambo Website to check out the details HDSLR Support