Whether you are using a Canon or Nikon digital single lens reflex, Horseman now gives you an opportunity to add full bellows functions, like in a medium or large format view camera.
The Horseman LD comes in two models that accept Nikon or Canon DSLR bodies, maintaining all their normal functions. Up front, you can attach any standard medium or large format camera lens (including those with Hasselblad and Mamiya mounts).
Two types of camera mounts :
· Canon EOS mount
· Nikon F mount
Bellows functions are one of the chief attractions of medium and large format photography. Especially in architectural work and industrial product photography, but also in restricted spaces, you can use tilt, swing, shift, fall, rise and any combination of these to change the lens position and angle versus the image plane.
An obvious example is to get an entire object plane into focus even when it is not parallel to the camera's image plane. Think of photos for a cookbook, for instance; you're shooting at an angle but still want the whole dish in focus.
Tilt the lens with the bellows and see what happens. Bellows movements let you avoid, correct, or deliberately introduce, image distortions and gives you great new freedom in focusing and image composition.
Utilizes the following Lenses:
• Large-format camera lenses (with focal lengths of 90mm and up)
• Horseman VCC lens unit (80, 105, 135mm)
• Interchangeable lenses with Hasselblad V-system mount's
• Mamiya 645/67 lenses
• Asahi Pentax 645/67 lenses
As the camera is fixed to a revolving mount, you can easily switch between landscape and portrait positions with a single turn of a knob.
Bellows adjustments are possible at the front and rear. Swing and center tilt can cover a full 360 degrees (at the image center). Maximum rise and fall are 30mm in either direction, and shift also comprises up to 30mm either way. By combining rise, fall and shift, images can be "stitched" together for novel effects.
As bellows movements are performed by an ultra-precise rack-and-pinion drive, inaccuracies between successive pictures are held to an absolute minimum,making post-editing an easy task.
Especially in close-up photography, you will find the possibility of re-focusingwithout using the bellows very attractive. The camera base is mounted on monorail on which it can be moved back and forth by a rack-and-pinion drive.
Without moving the tripod, and without in any way changing the bellows extension, the entire camera can be slid along this monorail for re-focusing.
There are times, however, when it is practical to be able to move the tilt axis; for example, when the point to be focused upon is not at the center of the object. In such cases, the tilt axis can be moved up or down the image plane with the help of an accurate adjustment scale.