Band Pro announces that they are now the dealer for Horseman TS-Pro made in Japan by Komamura Corp. for the Americas, Europe and Israel. The Horseman TS-Pro allows DSLR and digital cinema camera users to creatively control depth-of-field and perspective distortion through lens tilt and shift, as well as lateral and rise/fall movements. Such movements allow the shooter to selectively focus on a small portion of the image while leaving the rest soft, create miniaturization effects, and correct or exaggerate perspective distortion.
The Horseman TS-Pro works by placing a flexible bellows between the lens and the camera body. The camera remains stationary while the TS-Pro allows the lens to be tilted up/down/left/right or shifted off-axis up/down/left/right. The bellows also allows the lens to move away from the camera creating a macro effect. For years still photographers have used similar techniques to create compelling and eye-catching imagery. With the TS-Pro, these same looks can be achieved with digital cinema cameras.
The TS-Pro from Horseman works with four different camera mount styles: PL, Micro 4/3, Canon EOS and Nikon F. With the TS-Pro’s interchangeable mount system, one main unit can work with many camera types by simply switching mounts. Similarly, the mount on the lens side is also interchangeable, allowing a range of lens options, including: PL, Canon EOS, Nikon F, Hasselblad, Mamiya 645, Pentax 645 and M39.
Because the use of tilt-and-shift requires a larger than usual image circle in order to cover the entire sensor, the following camera/lens combinations are optimal.
● Digital cinema cameras (Super 35mm) + medium format camera lenses such as Hasselblad, Mamiya 645, Pentax 645, and Rodagon 80mm or longer.
● Panasonic AG-AF100 (Micro 4/3) + digital SLR camera lenses, PL mount lenses, and Rodagon 50mm or longer.
● Digital SLR cameras + medium format camera lenses such as Hasselblad, Mamiya 645, Pentax 645, and Rodagon 80mm or longer.
The introduction of the Horseman TS-Pro puts a powerful production tool in the hands of today’s cinematographers. Capturing such creative and dynamic shots has never been so flexible in configuration and so affordable for owner/operators and rental houses alike.
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