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Horseman SW-612 SW612
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INTRODUCTION

The Horseman SW-612 is a modern day medium format superwide camera.

it takes three interchangable backs which only take 120 film: 6 x 7, 6 x 9 and 6 x 12 cm.

it takes Rodenstock 35 mm, 45 mm, 55 mm, 65 mm, 75 mm and 90 mm lenses, and Schneider 38 mm, 47 mm, 58 mm, 65 mm and 72 mm lenses.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

PERFORMANCE

Actual image sizes:

on 6 x 12 back: 56.5 x 114 mm w/45mm, x 113.3 mm w/ 65mm, 113 mm w/90mm

body Cuts off with internal shadows with shift with 65 and 90mm lenses.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

New Cameras

A new Linhof Technorama 612 PC II with shift is $6,800 here with 58mm lens, and a new Linhof Technorama 617s III is $6,800 here with 72mm lens and $6,900 here with 90mm lens.

Also see the Horseman 6 x 12 with shift:

here with 35 mm lens ($4,900)
here with 45 mm lens ($4,700)
here with 55 mm lens ($4,700)
here with 90 mm lens ($4,800)

The Horseman without shift is cheaper:

here with 35 mm lens ($3,800)
here with 45 mm lens ($3,600)
here with 55 mm lens ($3,350)
here with 65 mm lens ($3,500)
here with 75 mm lens ($4,000)
here with 90mm lens ($4,200)

6 x 17 Fields of View

(calculated as the 35mm format lens that gives a similar field of view, presuming lenses are their marked focal length (they usually aren't) and film apertures of 24 x 36 mm for 35mm and 56 x 171 mm for 6x17.)

Horizontal
Vertical
72 mm
15.2 mm
30.9 mm
90 mm
18.9 mm
38.6 mm

6 x 12 Fields of View

(calculated as the 35mm format lens that gives a similar field of view, presuming lenses are their marked focal length (they usually aren't) and film apertures of 24 x 36 mm for 35mm and 56 x 112 mm for 6x12.)

Horizontal
Vertical
35 mm
11.25 mm
15.0 mm
45 mm
14.5 mm
19.2 mm
55 mm
17.7 mm
23.6 mm
58 mm
18.6 mm
24.9 mm
65 mm
20.9 mm
27.9 mm
75 mm
24.1 mm
32.1 mm
90 mm
28.9 mm
38.6 mm

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