The New Cambo WRE-2019 Lens
The newly designed Cambo WRE-2019 fills a gap in a much-needed wide-angle medium format lens for the Cambo WRS systems. Cambo made the optical parts from Nikon’s PC-19 available for use on Cambo WRS and Phase One XT technical cameras. The lens has been rehoused and fitted with a controller for the electronic aperture. This allows you to open and close the lens for focusing as well as set the desired aperture.
The image circle is large enough to cover the sensor of an IQ3/IQ4 back and still permits about 4mm of shift. Edge-to-edge sharpness is excellent.
Since the lens has no leaf shutter, one has to rely on the Electronic shutter as used in digital backs like Phase One IQ3/IQ4 and the Hasselblad CFV-II 50c.
We have been using the Cambo Actar -19mm lens for the Cambo Actus technical cameras for the last few years with both medium format and 35mm mirrorless camera with great success. This opens up the ability for Cambo WRS and Phase One XT technical camera users to take advantage of these great optics.
Image circle of lens at f/8: 71mm
CCD size 33x44mm: 12/10 mm
CCD size 40x54mm: 4/3 mm
WRS: Up / Down / Left / Right: 25 / 15 / 20 / 20mm
1600: Up / Down / Left / Right: 20 / 20 / 20 / 20mm
• Focal length 19mm
• Aperture f 4.0-32
• Image circle 71mm
• Construction 17 Elements/13 Groups
• Coating Nikon Nano Crystal Multi Coating
• Weight 1250g
• Dimensions 16 x 7 x 14cm
By Chris Snipes
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