The Horseman LD View Camera for Canon EOS is a view camera equipped to immediately accept Canon SLR cameras, allowing users easy control of depth of field, distortion, lateral shift, portrait/landscape orientation, and more. You must use a large format lens or a medium format SLR lens.
The Horseman LD’s unique ability to take advantage of camera movements such as shift and tilt is beyond the scope of a normal SLR. It provides a swing/tilt of up to 360°, a rise/fall of 30mm each and a lateral shift of 30mm left and right. 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. Bellows movements let you avoid, correct— or deliberately introduce— image distortions and gives you great freedom in focusing and image composition.
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.
The camera base is mounted on a 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.
The LD View Camera is compatible with Large-format camera lenses (with focal lengths of 90mm and up), Horseman VCC lens unit (80, 105, 135mm), Interchangeable lenses with Hasselblad V-system mounts, Mamiya 645/67 lenses, and Asahi Pentax 645/67 lenses (Each type requires a special lens adapter – not included).
We include 14 X 14 cm flat lensboards for Copal # 0, 1, and 3 lenses.
All of this being said, if you don’t understand what we wrote above, move along. This is not the rental for you. It’s for photographers experienced in view camera work who have large or medium format lenses they would like to use on an Canon digital body.