Sublime quality lightweight ultra wide angle camera system manufactured by Horseman of Japan. Unique features include six interchangeable lenses made by Rodenstock of Germany and a choice of two body types with interchangeable roll film backs in the 6x7cm, 6x9cm & 6x12cm formats.
FAQ
The system has lens/film format combinations ranging from 120 to 23 angle of view, equivalent to lenses with focal lengths from an ultra wide 11.5mm to a moderate 58mm on the 35mm film format - see the lens equivalence table below.

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First shown at the Photokina 98 exhibition, the Horseman SW612 Pro (illustrated below right) added a camera body which features 34mm of vertical shift and 30mm of lateral shift to the existing system  - see the full shift table below for more details.

For critical focusing a ground glass back is an optional extra on both cameras.

The SW612 weighs just 1.57 kg in 45mm/6x12 roll film version with the SW612 Pro version weighing only slightly more at 1.9 kg.


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Horseman SW612

Horseman SW612 Pro

The SW612 System has six RODENSTOCK Lens Units
Apo-Grandagon 35mm F4.5
*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m *Filter Diameter: 67mm *Weight:460g

Apo-Grandagon 45mm F4.5

*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 0.4m *Filter Diameter: 58mm *Weight:520g

Apo-Grandagon 55mm F4.5

*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m *Filter Diameter: 67mm *Weight:570g

Grandagon-N 65mm F4.5

*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 0.7m *Filter Diameter: 58mm *Weight:520g

Grandagon-N 90mm F6.8

*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 1.3m *Filter Diameter: 67mm *Weight:740g

Apo-Sironar-S 135mm F5.6
*Copal #0 Shutter *Closest Focusing Distance: 3.0m *Filter Diameter: 49mm *Weight:540g

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SW612/SW612 Professional
Angle of view/Equivalent Focal length to 35mm format in brackets
    35mm 45mm 55mm 65mm 90mm 135mm
6x7cm film format Height 76
(15mm)
63
(19mm)
53
(24mm)
47
(28mm)
35
(39mm)
23
(58mm)
Width 87
(19mm)
74
(24mm)
63
(29mm)
55
(34mm)
41
(48mm)
28
(71mm)
Diagonal 101
(18mm)
88
(22mm)
77
(27mm)
68
(32mm)
52
(44mm)
36
(66mm)
6x9cm film format Height 76
(15mm)
63
(19mm)
53
(24mm)
47
(28mm)
35
(39mm)
23
(58mm)
Width 97
(15mm)
84
(20mm)
73
(24mm)
64
(28mm)
49
(40mm)
34
(59mm)
Diagonal 108
(15mm)
96
(20mm)
84
(24mm)
75
(28mm)
58
(39mm)
41
(59mm)
6x12cm film format Height 76
(15mm)
63
(19mm)
53
(24mm)
47
(28mm)
35
(39mm)
23
(58mm)
Width 115
(11.5mm)
102
(14.5mm)
91
(18mm)
81
(21mm)
64
(29mm)
45
(43mm)
Diagonal 120
(12.5mm)
108
(15.5mm)
97
(19mm)
88
(22mm)
70
(31mm)
50
(47mm)
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SW612 Professional Shift Limits Table
  6x7cm/6x9cm Film Holders 6x12cm Film Holder
  Vertical Shift Lateral Shift Vertical Shift Lateral Shift
35mm Lens 34mm
(17mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
- -
45mm Lens 34mm
(17mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
- -
55mm Lens 34mm
(17mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
34mm
(17mm each)
26mm
(13mm each)
65mm Lens 30mm
(15mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
22mm
(11mm each)
90mm Lens 22mm
(11mm each)
30mm
(15mm each)
22mm
(11mm each)
12mm
(6mm each)
135mm Lens - 30mm
(15mm each)
- -
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  DESCRIPTION  
PRO
SETS
Horseman SW612 Pro sets containing SW612 Pro camera body, lens, optical viewfinder and roll film holder. Any combination of 6x7, 6x9 or 6x12cm roll film holder with any 35mm to 90mm lens is possible Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
SETS Horseman SW612 sets containing SW612 camera body, lens, optical viewfinder and roll film holder. Any combination of 6x7, 6x9 or 6x12cm roll film holder with any 35mm to 90mm lens is possible Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW612 Pro shift camera body, Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW612 camera body Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW camera lenses to fit both SW612 & SW612 Pro bodies in focal lengths 35mm, 45mm, 55mm, 65mm, 90mm & 135mm Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Rodenstock center filter E67 +2.5 Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Rodenstock center filter E58 +1.5 Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW professional lens guard exclusively for use with SW612 Pro camera Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
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Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW roll film holder 6x12 cms for 120 size roll film Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW roll film holder 6x7 or 6x9 cms for 120 size roll film Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW optical view finder for SW612 or SW612 Pro camera Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW shift finder mask set exclusively for use with SW612 Pro camera shows field of view with 10 mm of lens shift applied Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW ground glass back for SW612 or SW612 Pro camera Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW professional tripod base exclusively for use with SW612 Pro camera, allows full camera shift Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices
Horseman panorama cameras Horseman SW neck strap for SW612 or SW612 Pro camera Phootos.com webshop for best panorama camera prices

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