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    Better? Calumet Cadet Wide or CC-402 (for architecture)

    Hi,

    I need to know quickly, which is a better camera for architecture: Calumet Cadet Wide or the Calumet CC-402?

    Thank you, elaborations are welcome.

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    Both cameras are pretty basic.

    I have a CC4xx and you'd be hard pressed to find something it can't do photographically, and it is a very solid camera.

    I would think the Cadet would be able to do it all too. Have not used the cadet personally so don't know how solid it is.
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    Thank you, in a forum I read, "tightening the clamps (on the Cadet) tends to move the standards..." Is this a problem on the CC4.. as well?

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    I've had no problem.
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    Again, thank you.

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    I have the regular Cadet and have had no problems when tightening down any of the knobs.
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    Thank you very much. Have you had any problems with the Cadet's plastic parts?

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    No I haven't, but I tend to treat my equipment with respect as I really can't afford to repair on a regular basis or replace when broken. Saying that, I have hiked through the woods with it on many occasions.
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    The guy that I bought my CC4xx from accidentally "ran over" it. No not clear over it but it did act as a tire chock, the bellows was ruined, beyond that there wasn't any damage.
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    Personally, I can't understand why anyone would buy a Calumet Cadet unless they just wanted an ultralight weight camera with full movements for backpacking.

    For the same price there are a lot better options out there. For architecture I would be more concerned about stability and much less concerned about ultra light weight.

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