Calumet Cambo SC 8X10 camera with Schneider 300mm F5.6 lens + holder *TESTED*
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 highly capable 8X10 kit is a relatively light and simple to use system. It includes several useful features, such as a bail back lever and stabilized dual tripod base.
This camera is fully articulated and offers the following movement control:
- Rise (front only)
- Fall (front only)
- Swing (front only)
Camera is used and shows normal signs of use, with scuffs and marks throughout.
Bellows is flexible, LIGHT-TIGHT TESTED.
Focus rack moves smoothly throughout, on both front and rear standards.
All knobs lock tightly, no issues to report.
Holder is a newer plastic unit.
Back easily mounted in any orientation, makes changing orientation from vertical to horizontal fast and easy.
Bail back lever makes inserting and removing film holders without moving the camera very easy.
Original gridded ground glass is clean and clear.
Bubble levels are missing/dry.
Lens features and condition:
Schneider Symmar 300mm F5.6 in Copal #3:
Excellent versatile lens with clean, coated glass and good working, modern shutter.
This lens offers massive coverage on 8X10, and lots of room for movements.
This is a convertible lens, remove the front cell and use the rear cell only as a 500mm F12 portrait lens (soft focus). 300mm is normal angle view on 8X10.