Cambo X Shutter Introduction Program Q&A

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Phase One and Cambo are pleased to announce the availability of the X-Shutter for other platforms than the Phase One XT, such as technical and view cameras.

What is the X-Shutter?

  • An Electronic leaf shutter that can replace the #0 Copal style shutters in many Rodenstock or Schneider lenses.
  • A shutter which is ONLY controlled by Phase One’s IQ4 Infinity Platform.
  • Shutter speed ranging from 1/1000 sec to 60 minutes

What is an X-Shutter Remount?

  • The addition of, or replacement with, the X-Shutter to an existing lens.
  • The shutter is connected to the IQ4 via one cable. Shutter controls are available at the IQ4’s display and/or Capture One (i.e. no internal contacts via the XT Camera).

Which lenses are supported?

  • Only listed lenses that can be handled by Rodenstock and/or Schneider Service will be remounted into the X-Shutter.
  • All of these lenses are supported from the IQ4’s firmware (to be updated)
  • The exact list of lenses can be found on Cambo.com X-Shutter info

Will it be possible to rebuild Rodenstock lenses into Integrated XT Lens panels?

  • Fully electronically integrated lenspanels are only available as Phase One product.
  • However, these remounted lenses can be retrofitted into XT-compatible panels with external cable connection.

Will new Rodenstock lenses be available with X-shutter?

  • New Rodenstock HR lenses 23, 32, 40, 50, 70, 90 and 180 HR can be ordered with X-Shutter through the Cambo sales channel.

Which situations are feasible applications for a X-Shutter Remount?

  • Listed lenses in view camera use, on flat or recessed lensboards.
  • Listed lenses mounted on Cambo WDS/WRS Lens panels.
  • Listed lenses mounted on Cambo WRS T/S panels.

Will Remounted lenses be suitable for use on the Phase One XT ?

  • Yes. Most Cambo WRS Lens panels are XT compatible. 
  • This brings the use of Tilt/Swing lens panels into the XT system.
  • Additional cost for Retrofit into Cambo Lens panel will apply.

When will X-Shutters become available?

  • Pre-orders can be entered now.
  • Product will be available starting December 2020.

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