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Komamura's Horseman SW-D II Pro. Courtesy of Komamura, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Super Wide Angle Camera Opens New Dimensions in Large Format Digital Photography


The second generation of the Horseman SW-D super wide angle camera, called the SW-D II Pro, will be unveiled here at Photokina, which starts today.

The new large format digital camera will feature additional mount compatibility for its interchangeable digital back system, plus some new design improvements that open new dimensions for large format digital photograph, such as stitching without changing the image composition.

With its unique interchangeable system, the SW-D II Pro is now compatible not only with the Hasselblad "V" mount, but also Hasselblad "H" and Mamiya 645 mounts.

Among the design improvements, is the moving of the tripod base from the center block of the body to the front body. This means lateral shift and rise/fall can be applied while keeping the camera on the tripod head because the front part (lens side) can be mounted on the tripod head and it gives the rear part (film side) freedom to move up/down and right/left for stitching without changing the image composition. The SW-D II Pro, which uses a 24mm lens, is the only super wide angle camera that can do this.

Horseman SW-D II Pro
Komamura's Horseman SW-D II Pro. Courtesy of Komamura, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Type Interchangeable Lens, Interchangeable Camera Mount Wide-angle Camera with Vertical and Lateral Shift movements
Focusing By Focus Ring (Visual Focusing or Ground Glass Focusing)
Camera Movements Vertical Shift: 34mm (Rise 17mm + Fall 17mm), Lateral Shift: 30mm (15mm L/R each)
Spirit Levels 2
Dimensions 185 (W) x164 (H) x 77 (D) mm (Camera Body)
Weight 900g
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(First posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 09:17 EDT)

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