Current and potential users of the Horseman SW612 super wide-angle camera can now expand their range of tools by a new dimension: SHIFT. To this end, Horseman has developed a three-part camera body which permits 17mm (either way) of up/down and 15mm (also either way) of sideways shift.
The world's first hand-held super wide angle camera with shift capabilities in both directions, the Horseman SW612 Professional is a particularly welcome addition in architectural and interior photography where perspective often needs to be controlled, and when working in restricted spaces.
A masterpiece of precision engineering, the SW612 Professional is a three-part body consisting of three extremely thin frames which move relatively to each other on tapered roller steel bearings. Movement is smooth and quiet, and the bearings have been designed for long service life without ever requiring lubrication. The front (lens-side) frame provides the vertical shift with a total stroke of 34mm, while the rear frame shifts sideways with a maximum stroke of 30mm.
The Horseman SW612 Professional is available as a complete system including lenses, and film holders, etc., but the body is also retro-fittable to all current 612 systems. It is now equipped with fluid levels, permitting accurate leveling in all three axes.
Wherever super wide-angle coverage is required, the Horseman SW612 Professional opens up entirely possibilities of image control with the world's first two-way shift capability.
|Type||6x12cm / 6x9cm / 6x7cm Multi-Format Panoramic Camera with Vertical and Lateral Shift movements|
|Lens Mount||Helicoid Focusing Mounted on Special Board|
|Lenses||Rodenstock Apo-Grandagon 35mm F4.5
Apo-Grandagon 45mm F4.5
Apo-Grandagon 55mm F4.5
Grandagon-N 65mm F4.5
Grandagon-N 75mm F6.8
Grandagon-N 90mm F6.8
|Viewfinder||Optional 5-Element Covers a Maximum Viewing Angle of 105 degrees with Interchangeable Finder Masks Matched to Different Focal Lengths|
|Focusing||by Focus Ring
(Visual Focusing or Ground Glass Focusing)
|Film||120 Rollfilm 6 Exposures with 6x12 Back, 8 Exposures with 6x9 Back and 10 Exposures with 6x7 Back|
|Winding||Rollfilm Holder Film Advance Lever|
|Shutter||Mechanical Leaf Type in Lens with Speeds from 1 Sec to 1/500 Sec + B and T|
|Flash Synch||X Sync All Speeds Up to 1/500 Sec|
|Dimensions||171(W) x 136(H) x 133(D)|
|Weight||1.9kg (45mm Lens + 6x12 Film Holder, without View Finder)|
|Notes & Special features||Vertical Shift 34mm (Rise 17mm + Fall 17mm), Lateral Shift 30mm (15mm L/R each)|