Horseman 980

Released 1968

This Horseman is my first foray into the world of camera movements. As much as I love my Mamiya RB67 (which is another professional grade medium format camera), it wasn’t always the right tool for every job, and sometimes I needed perspective correction or detailed control of the plane of focus.

The Horseman is heavy, slow, cumbersome and requires me to duck under a dark-cloth if I’m out and about. But it offers extraordinary levels of control over every aspect of picture-making and will allow me to take my photography to a new level.

Horseman 980
Horseman 980

At a glance

Lens 80mm lens board, Copal #0 or #1 shutter
Film 120 6×9cm
Focus Focal plane ground glass or rangefinder
Meter None


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