You'll have more creative control over the image than would be possible with any Nikon-type SLR lens attached directly to your Nikon camera-including their PC-E Nikkors. Control perspective distortion by tilting the lens standard or body standard (focus plane), or use lateral shifts to move the image upon the ground glass and get larger image stitching. In addition, you can change format very quickly and smoothly.
The Horseman LD's unique ability to take advantage of camera movements such as shift and tilt is beyond the scope of a normal Nikon SLR. It provides a swing/tilt of up to 360°, a rise/fall of 30mm each and a lateral shift of 30mm left and right. With conventional view cameras without the LD's unique focus-plane-axis tilting, you get focus and image shifts with tilts, which require refocusing and recomposition. No image or focus shift occurs when using the LD's rear tilt/swing, allowing you to control the plane of focus by tilting the lens.
This LD also has the optional capacity to take advantage of high-end digital back made for medium format cameras, from companies such as Phase One, Leaf, Imacon and Sinar, or to convert to a 4x5 film camera. Hasselblad "H", or Mamiya 645 back.
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