Expand Your Digital Capabilities and Perspective Control with the Cambo ULTIMA
35 for Kodak DCS Pro 14n and Canon EOS-1Ds
International introduce the newest innovation designed to expand the capability
and versatility of digital photography - the ULTIMA 35. Designed for the full-frame
Kodak DCS Pro14n and Canon EOS-1Ds, the ULTIMA 35 features 35mm portability,
high-resolution digital quality images and studio capability all in one high-end
digital solution available today.
The ULTIMA 35's design allows the full-frame sensors of two of the hottest
digital cameras on the market to be expanded into a complete photographic system.
The ULTIMA 35 transforms either the Kodak 14n or the Canon EOS-1Ds into a tool
with the perspective controls of a view camera and the excellent resolution
of a full-frame 35mm-sensor digital camera. This design enables the photographer
to photograph studio product, fashion, portrait, architecture or landscapes
- both in the studio and on location, tethered to a computer or totally portable
and wireless - in a unique combination of ultra-precise view camera movements
with state-of-the-art digital technology.
"Photographers can enjoy the portability of a 35mm camera out in the field
untethered, and then bring the camera back into the studio and have all the
rise and fall, swings and tilts of a view camera, while still operating untethered,"
said Calumet Product Manager Brian Cooney.
When used in combination, the SLR body will function as the capture device,
while the ULTIMA 35 is the optical system that offers swings, tilts, lateral
and vertical shift and critical focusing in order to create perfectly aligned
images with the desired sharpness plane and depth of field. Cambo recommends
the Schneider Digitar series of specially designed lenses for digital photography.
Hasselblad lenses will work when mounted on a special adapter plate. In addition,
any regular large format lens (over 90mm) will also work. No shutter is necessary,
as all metering and exposure functions are controlled by the digital SLR. Because
the metering is done at the chip, there is no need to compute bellows compensation.
Both front and rear standard movements provide for quick and easy set up of
images, and the sensor ("film-plane") is located in the optical axis
for direct control over the image without need for constant refocusing.
camera body can be taken off quickly and used as a handheld camera with its
own compatible lenses for shots that require a stand-alone application, and
can just as easily be remounted onto the ULTIMA 35 again in perfect alignment
for studio shooting.
Cambo has designed a line of dedicated accessories that will be compatible
with the ULTIMA 35. In production currently are a compendium shade, flat and
recessed lensboards and a Hasselblad lens adapter, as well as a vertical adapter
for both the EOS-1Ds and the Kodak DCS Pro 14n. Cambo is also designing mounts
for non-full-frame cameras like the Nikon D1X, D100 or the Fuji S2 Pro.
The ULTIMA 35 is also compatible with Cambo's general accessory system and
always be upgraded or retrofitted for other applications.
In the U.K., the Cambo ULTIMA 35 is available exclusively from Calumet Photographic.
The ULTIMA 35 sold separately with adaptor plates is under £2500ex Vat.
There are two bundles available: ULTIMA 35 with the Kodak 14n and ULTIMA 35
with the Canon EOS-1Ds please call Calumet for price and availability
For more information, please visit Calumet's Web site at www.calumetphoto.com
or call 08000 964396 for more information.