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Arca-Swiss at Photokina 2012 Hall 2.1, Stand B-024

Tuesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 23, 2012

Opening times
For visitors daily from 10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.
For exhibitors daily from 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

I’m excited to say I’ll be attending and representing Arca-Swiss at Photokina 2012 in a few short weeks. Photokina is a biennial event held in Cologne, Germany and is the leading international trade fair for the entire photographic and imaging sector. It is the only event in the world that offers a comprehensive presentation of all the imaging media, imaging technologies and imaging markets – for consumers and professionals alike.

The show this year encompasses 7 exhibition halls, so be sure to plan ahead and make time to see us because we have some exciting new products to reveal.

Our exhibition area will be in Hall 2.1, Stand B-024.

A new rotating back, the Arca-Swiss RotaMount

ARCA-SWISS is extending it’s range of accessories for their leading-edge R-series cameras.

The ARCA SWISS RotaMount is a brand new rotating back designed for use with the ARCA SWISS R-Series (digital or film back) as well as with F and M Line view cameras.

The new RotaMount back allows you to switch seamlessly from landscape to portrait format. This safe and secure system guarantees total flexibility and eliminates the need to remove a digital back to change orientation. Perfect for use in the field!

Pricing will be $510 or 390 €.

Sutro Baths SF Large Format Photography Meetup 6/10/2012

Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views

I am meeting the SF Bay area Large Format Photography group for a Meet-up at Sutro Baths on Sunday June 10, 2012.

The Baths
Sutro Baths opened March 14, 1896 with a $1 million pricetag — an extravagant public bathhouse envisioned and developed by the eccentric one-time mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro. After working its way through its many lives (Playland, 1960s ice rink, etc..)— burned down while being demolished on June 26, 1966. In 1980 the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) bought the land for $5,500,000.

Sutro Baths is on the ocean on the far west edge of San Francisco, just north of Ocean Beach and south of Land’s End. It’s immediately north of the legendary Cliff House.

We are meeting in the parking lot at Cliff House at 10:00 AM.

I will have the Arca-Swiss 141 4X5 Field Camera, D4, C1 Cube, and Z1 tripod heads, plus other accessories. If anyone is interested, I will also have the new RL3d 4×5 technical camera for demonstration.

Please contact me if you need more details, otherwise, hope to see you there for a great day of photography!

Looking for Kodak 8X10 T-Max Film?

K. B. Canham Cameras, Inc. is very close to a special order of 8X10 T-Max film in 10 sheet boxes, and will be placing the order sometime next week. Please get in touch right away if you need film and want to be part of this order.

If you need film in the near future and are interested in placing an order, please do it right away. Here’s a link to find out more about placing an order for Kodak large format film.

K. B. Canham is only supplying sheet film from Kodak™. They will not be supplying any other types of film.



Arca-Swiss attending Digital Transitions – Open House May 14th, 15th, and 17th

Phase One & Mamiya Leaf Open House
Featuring Profoto, Arca-Swiss & Wonderful Machine

I’ll be attending all three days of Digital Transitions Open House in May, with two days in Dallas & Houston, along with a third day in Denver, demonstrating Arca-Swiss Technical Cameras. Please contact me in advance if there is anything specific you’d like to see.

Hope you can make it to the event!

Event Highlights

•  Test out the Phase One IQ Series Digital Backs and the Phase One 645DF Camera System
•  Find out about the new Mamiya Leaf Credo digital back
•  Speak directly to the manufacturers!
•  Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Profoto, and Arca-Swiss will be available for questions
•  Opportunity to ask DT’s Tech Manager all of your Capture One software questions
•  Profoto Lighting Tutorial & Showcase
•  See Arca-Swiss Technical Camera Solutions
•  Experience the new Phase One Aerial Camera System
•  Denver Special Guest, Wonderful Machine Presentation: Pricing & Negotiating

More information here: