Calumet Cambo 45N (SC-N) 4X5 Camera with Rodenstock 150mm Lens + Holders
The Cambo SC (Super Cambo) system is a highly modular and easy to use LF system. Most parts are interchangeable with other SC cameras from any other format, including knobs, lens boards, standards, rails, bases etc. The SC system was in production for more than 40 years, which makes SC system lens boards and other parts cheap and easy to find.
This camera is fully articulated and features all movements you can think of in a view camera, both front and rear standards:
Camera is used and shows normal signs of use, with scuffs and marks throughout.
Bellows is flexible and light-tight tested.
Focus rack moves smoothly throughout, on both front and rear standards.
All knobs lock tightly, no issues to report.
Holders are newer plastic units in nice shape.
Rotating back makes changing orientation from vertical to horizontal fast and easy.
Original gridded ground glass clean and clear.
Some bubble levels are missing/dry.
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 150mm F9:
Excellent, versatile lens with clean multi-coated glass and good working press shutter.
150mm is a "normal" angle view on 4X5.
Originally an enlarging lens, the Apo-Ronar is a superb taking lens.
Modern APO-corrected glass.
One of the sharpest lenses in its class.
Press shutter (no need to wind before shooting) fires nicely on all speeds.
Shutter can only be fired with a cable release, cable is included.
Preview mode is achieved by locking the shutter open on the B setting, using the locking cable release.
Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.