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.
The use of tilt-and-shift requires a larger than usual image circle in order to cover the entire sensor. Therefore optimum combinations are: Digital cinema cameras (Super 35mm) and medium format camera lenses such as Hasselblad, Mamiya 645, and Pentax 645; Panasonic AG-AF100 (Micro 4/3) and digital SLR camera lenses and PL mount lenses; or Digital SLR cameras and medium format camera lenses such as Hasselblad, Mamiya 645, and Pentax 645.
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.
For more information: Band Pro Film & Digital, 3403 West Pacific Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505, Phone: 818/841-9655, e-mail: [email protected], www.bandpro.com.