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Horseman Axella S

Horseman Axella S

The Horseman Axella-S is a L-shaped view camera which enables camera movements by supporting DSLR cameras, Mirrorless cameras, Medium-format cameras and Digital camera backs etc. Four independent camera movements, Tilt, Shift, Swing and Rise/Fall, are available both at the front side (lens) and the back side (sensor). A fine focus adjusting control is installed at the front side, as well as a fine shift adjusting control at the back side.


Linhof standard Lens Panel

Lenses are attached with Linhof standard lens panels. This includes large-format camera lenses as well. A Rodagon lens can be attached with the Linhof standard panel special for Rodagon(Optional).
Linhof standard Lens Panel

For compatibility with various cameras, the corresponding mounts are provided as follows:

• T mount adapter
  For Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount cameras, use T mount adapter with each corresponding mounts.
• Sony E, Micro Four-Thirds adapter
  Adapters for Sony E mount and Micro 4/3 mount are available.
• Adapter for Medium-format cameras
  We also have special adapters available for Pentax 645Z/D, Mamiya PhaseOne D645, Hasselblad/X1D, Fujifilm GFX50s.
• Adapter for Digital Back
  Available also for Phase One Mamiya mount and Hasselblad V/H mount digital backs.

Fine shift adjustment / Fine focus adjustment

The Micro Drive System allows up to 5mm of fine adjustment left-and rightward.
The Micro Drive System allows up to 5mm of fine adjustment back and forth.


The 250mm Monorail is supplied as standard equipment.
An optional 150mm and 200mm monorails are also available subject to your choice.
A red anodized rail is standard, but a traditional black rail can be also provided upon request.
Fine shift adjustment / Fine focus adjustment

A switch between vertical and horizontal positions can be made quite easily by a one-touch operation!

The revolving function allows switching from vertical to horizontal position and vice versa very smoothly.
Just turn the knob on the camera mount by one-touch.
one-touch operation

Abundant camera movement amounts

The Horseman Axella-S has abundant front and back camera movement amounts :
 • Tilt: ±45˚ or over
 • Swing: ±45˚ or over
 • Rise / Fall: 30mm each direction
 • Shift: 30mm each direction
Utilizing a large-format camera lens having a generous image circle, the Horseman Axella-S enables new and creative expression.

Light weight and compact design

In addition to the exceptional sturdiness and durability of the metallic material, the Horseman Axella-S is extremely compact. Gross weight is only 2.7kg.
It can be stored in a compact way by removing the rail.

Length of Flange Back 41mm*

The Length of the flange back of the Horseman Axella-S is shortened to 41mm.*
Using a digital camera back, you can utilize a digital lens such as the HR Digaron S 23mm.
The enables Wide-angle photography, now possible with this type of view camera ever.
Also, when used with a T mount adapter, up to a 210mm lens can be used with extension of the bellows.
*when attached with Hasselblad V mount
Flange Back

Made in Japan

Horseman Axella-S is manufactured and assembled with all Japan-made parts under the strict quality control according to the rigid production standard.

Image axis fulcrum swing & tilt system

The L shaped standards of the Horseman Axella-S provides a center pivot or fulcrum for all camera movements.
Even with rear Full Camera Movement, this prevents defocusing of the image center or the displacement of a composition.

As no image re-composition or refocusing*1) is needed, this greatly aids speed and efficiency.
swing & tilt system

When shooting A with Tilt movement and its axis is displaced from the sensor position, the image will be defocused and deformed as in the picture B. Then, readjustment is needed.