Cambo B. V. Fotografische Industrie is a manufacturer of high quality, mainly large format cameras. It is located in Kampen, the Netherlands, making it one of the very few Dutch camera makers.
Roelof Bok started business as a cameramaker in 1945 in Hengelo, the Netherlands. His company was called Technica Hengelo and the first camera produced was the Super Techna. When Bok tried to export his cameras, a possible confusion with the Linhof Technika cameras forced him to rename his products to Favero and later Cambo (i. e. Camera Bok). In 1965 the company moved to Kampen. Nowadays the company sees itself as supplier of architectural Cameras, digital applications, repro solutions, studio stands, shooting tables and other studio accessories as well as a range of portable HDSLR/Video supports.
| Cambo 5x4 Monorail camera|
image by Steve Smith (Image rights)
Current view cameras and camera systems for large format, medium format digibacks and 35mm format DSLR bodies
| Supertechna advertisment|
image by Hans Kerensky (Image rights)
| Passportrait Model 40|
image by Siim Vahur (Image rights)
Sources & Links
Cambo website and Camera Beurs, issue winter/spring 1991/92
The Cambo Website