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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, on both front and rear standards.


- Calumet Cambo 45N (SC-N) 4X5 camera
- Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 150mm F9 lens
- Cable release
- 2 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front and rear movements include rise, fall, tilt, swing and shift
- Rotating back

Camera Condition:

Camera is used and shows normal signs of use, with scuffs and marks throughout.
Bellows is flexible and tested light-tight.
Focus rack moves smoothly throughout, on both front and rear standards.
All knobs lock tightly, no issues to report.
Rotating back makes changing orientation from vertical to horizontal fast and easy.
Original, gridded ground glass is clean and clear.
Some bubble levels are missing/dry.

Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 150mm F9:

150mm is a normal-angle of view on 4X5. Originally an enlarging lens, the Apo-Ronar is a superb taking lens as well. This is an excellent, versatile lens with clean, APO-corrected, multi-coated glass and a good working press shutter. This is one of the sharpest lenses in its class. The press shutter (no need to wind before shooting) fires nicely on all speeds, though it can only be fired with a cable release. A cable release is included with this purchase. 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.