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Cambo SC 8X10 Camera with Ilex 305mm F6.3 Lens


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 (knobs, lens boards, standards, rails, bases, etc'). The SC system was in production for more then 40 years, which makes SC system lens boards and other parts cheap and easy to find. This camera is fully articulated and features all the movements you can think of on a view camera, on both front and rear standards.


- Cambo SC 8X10 camera
- Ilex Caltar 305mm F6.3 lens
- 16" rail (longer rails are readily available from other sellers, or you can make your own from 1" sq. aluminum profile material, cut to length)
- Tripod clamp (not seen in photos)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include rise, fall, shift, swing and tilt
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal shots
- Bail back lever (makes loading holders easier)

Camera Condition:

Camera is used and shows normal signs of use, with scuffs and marks throughout.
Original bellows is is clean, flexible & tested light-tight.
Focus rack moves smoothly throughout, on both front and rear standards.
All knobs lock tightly, no issues to report.
Gridded ground glass is bright and clear.
Some bubble levels are missing/dry.

Ilex Caltar 305mm F6.3:

Classic, coated, normal-angle of view lens on 8X10 (similar to a 50mm on 35mm format cameras). Made by Ilex, following Kodak leaving the lens market behind (an identical lens design to the Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" lens). One of the first computer-aided lens designs ever made. Excellent, coated glass. Lens glass is very clean and shutter sounds good on all speeds.

Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses.