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.