The Horseman TS-Pro Tilt/Shift Kit Without Lens delivers a way for cinematographers to control depth-of-field and perspective distortion for creative effects that were previously available only for still photographers. By using lens tilt and shift, and horizontal and vertical movements, the DP is able to exaggerate perspective distortions, focus selectively on a tiny part of the image while allowing the rest to be out of focus, and create miniaturization effects.
The TS-Pro works by putting a flexible bellows between the lens and the camera body (lens and camera not included). The camera remains stationary while the lens is titled up/down/left/right or shifted off-axis up/down/left/right. The bellows also allows the lens to move away from the camera, increasing the magnification ratio and creating a macro effect. These compelling and eye-catching effects have been the exclusive domain of still photographers for years--now, these same looks can be achieved with digital cinema cameras.
The TS-Pro has a lens mount placed between the camera and the lens. Camera mounts are interchangeable. One TS-Pro unit can be used on various cameras by using different interchangeable camera mounts suitable for particular camera bodies. It supports a variety of lenses for 35 mm DSLRs, medium format cameras and M39-mount lenses. When used in combination with a still camera lens with a large image circle, it enables the cameraman to utilize tilt/shift techniques that were never before possible in video applications. A lens used for tilt/shift movements must have an image circle that covers the camera's image sensor size.
One of four optional available camera mounts (PL Mount; Micro Four Thirds Mount; Canon EOS Mount; or Nikon F Mount) is required to operate this unit. One of six optional available lens mounts (Pentax 645; Mamiya 645; Hasselblad; M39 (For Rodagon); Canon EOS; or Nikon F) is required.
- Tilt and shift effects for video cameras
- Creative shallow depth-of-field effects
- Increase magnification ratio of lenses
- 4 types of camera mounts: PL Mount; Micro Four Thirds Mount; Canon EOS Mount; or Nikon F Mount
- Use one of six available lens mounts: Pentax 645; Mamiya 645; Hasselblad; M39 (For Rodagon); Canon EOS; or Nikon F