Direct Source Marketing, the Rolleiflex and Horseman partnership for
professional-level products, today announced the Horseman LD, a camera
accessory that provides full bellows functions to DSLR cameras and the
ability to convert the LD into a 4 x 5-inch film camera.
The LD is the most versatile "front end tool" the digital photographer
can own. Whether you are using a Canon or Nikon digital single lens
reflex, the Horseman LD gives advanced photographers the ability to add
full bellows functions with all the associated perspective and creative
effects of the view camera.
The Horseman LD comes in two models that accept Nikon or Canon DSLR
bodies and maintain all the normal functions of those camera bodies.
The front of the Horseman LD allows users to attach any standard medium
or large format camera lens.
For professionals the ability to manipulate camera movement can make
all the difference in sharpness and photo quality. The Horseman LD
allows users to easily control depth of field, distortion, and lateral
shift or being able to switch portrait/landscape with one-touch
Users can also control perspective distortion by tilting the back
(focus plane) or, with a lateral shift; you can move the image and get
larger image stitching.
The LD can also be adapted to a high end medium format digital back
with the soon to be released sliding back. Converting the LD to a 4x5
film camera or popular 6x7, 6x9, 6x12cm, roll film backs, and large
format scanning backs can be easily accomplished with the optional 4x5
Whether users are working in 35mm, medium or large format film, or
digital mode the Horseman LD can get the job done.
Direct Source Marketing (DSM) was created as a result of the joint
venture between Komamura Corporation, a long time distributor of Rollei
and Horseman products in Japan, and Franke & Heidecke, the
Germany-based manufacturer of Rollei products. The joint venture
distributes their medium and large format professional cameras and
accessories in the U.S.
All of the products in the Rollei/Horseman family work together. This
integration allows photographers to easily interchange lenses, backs,
and accessories without having to outsource.
The Horseman LD is currently available at retail outlets. Suggested retail is $2500.00 (1340 approx).