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    Default Hartblei tilt and shift lens

    This lens, 35mm f 2.8 is favourably reviewed in the Amateur Photographer.
    It is not available in 4/3 mount but I am wondering if it would work with a suitable adapter?
    Available for Canon EF
    Canon FD
    Nikon F
    Sony/Minolta
    Minolta MD
    Pentax K
    Leica R
    Contax
    M42
    Rolleiflex

    I know the 'crop factor' would make a difference but it would be really handy for lots of DOF.
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    Default Re: Hartblei tilt and shift lens

    Quote Originally Posted by cuxton View Post
    It is not available in 4/3 mount but I am wondering if it would work with a suitable adapter?
    M42 would probably be the safest bet, but 35mm (short telephoto on fourthirds) doesn't often demand perspective control, and unless you're doing macro f/2.8 won't usually have a thin enough DOF to allow tilt to strut its stuff.

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    Default Re: Hartblei tilt and shift lens

    dnproblem with this Hartblei seems to be that it's built for middle format: I'm not quite sure if it's really sharp enough on FourThirds (or crop 1,5x/1,6x) - really I think it's more apt for 24x36 mm sensors (focal length being a second issue in this regard, too)

    but if you buy it, please tell us what it's like!
    BTW, if you don't need tilt the Zuiko OM 35/2.8 (or 3.5?) shift too would be an option (though it's not cheap, either, and susceptible to flares, according to reviews on the net)

    BTW, I wouldn't put it beyond Hartblei if they would build a specialised lens with FT bayonet (an in-built FT adapter, so to speak): just ask them!
    Cheers, Herman

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    Default Re: Hartblei tilt and shift lens

    Quote Originally Posted by sokol View Post
    BTW, I wouldn't put it beyond Hartblei if they would build a specialised lens with FT bayonet (an in-built FT adapter, so to speak): just ask them!
    I might just do that
    Dave.

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    Default Re: Hartblei tilt and shift lens

    Quote Originally Posted by cuxton View Post
    It is not available in 4/3 mount but I am wondering if it would work with a suitable adapter?
    It will work, since it's a fully manual lens. Why not? And there are adapters to like half of mounts on that list.

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