Horseman 45HD

The Horseman 45HD is my first “modern” large format camera. It is remarkably similar to the medium format Horseman 980 that I already own. I use view cameras widely for landscape and architectural photography, but was struggling to find a lens wide enough on medium format.

Enter the 45HD – it takes all the same accessories as the 980 but gives a wider angle of view for the same lens. I think we’re going to get on very well.

Horseman 45HD
Horseman 45HD

At a glance

Lens 80mm lens board, Copal #0 or #1 shutter
Film 5×4″ sheet film or 120 6×9cm roll film
Focus Focal plane ground glass
Meter None

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