Novoflex Announces BALPRO T/S tilt/shift Bellows

October 26, 2004 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

Novoflex BALPRO T/S tilt/shift BellowsNovoflex Press Release

Tilt- / Shift-bellows BALPRO T/S

Up to now, only users of a few camera systems have been able to enjoy the benefits of tilt and shift lenses. Now the accessory specialist Novoflex is bringing out the BALPRO T/S tilt/shift bellows. This opens up completely new prospects for ambitious architecture and nature photographers.

The new bellows rounds out Novoflex’s comprehensive offering of high-end bellows. Following on the Novoflex BALPRO 1 universal bellows, the BALPRO T/S now provides a perfect tilt/shift bellows system for cameras up to a 6 x 7 cm format. The tilt and shift functions are just what professional architecture and nature photographers have been waiting for.

The combination options are practically inexhaustible: virtually all 35 mm and medium-format lenses as well as special lenses can be used with nearly all 35 mm and many medium format cameras up to 6 x 7 cm. Canon EOS systems even support full transfer of all data between camera and original lens via a special accessory.

High-precision controls, an attractive design and high-calibre manufacturing make this the perfect macro add-on.

The Novoflex BALPRO T/S provides a tilt and shift function at the front and back of the bellows; the standard adjustment is 26 mm horizontally, the rotation 15? left and 15? right. In normal shooting position, you can take ideal photographs according to Scheimpflug. Turn the bellows by 90? to portrait format to compensate for converging lines. The BALPRO T/S has markings at the O and centre positions.

Novoflex offers three special lens heads (Componon S) by Schneider in Bad Kreuznach for the BALPRO 1 und BALPRO T/S bellows. These lens heads are flush-mounted permanently on the bellows.

3 focal lengths are available:

Componon S 4.0/80 mm Order code: PRO 80
Componon S 4.0/100 mm Order code: PRO 100
Componon S 4.0/150 mm Order code: PRO 150

These three lens heads allow adjustment to infinity with all cameras: 35 mm SLR cameras require the 80 mm lens head, the Mamiya 645 the 100 mm lens head, and Hasselblads the 150 mm lens head. The setting for 35 mm cameras ranges from infinity to 1.8x enlargement.

Technical data:

Length 200 mm
Width 185 mm
Weight: 975 g

Order code: BALPRO T/S
price (M.S.R.P.): EUR 779.00

The Novoflex BALPRO T/S is available immediately at selected stores.