|Country:||Germany / Ukraine|
Hartblei was founded in the mid-90s as Ukrainian Company based in Kiev. The company’s original mission was to modify Russian-build Arsenal lenses into a line of "Superrotators", perspective control lenses which offer free 360 degrees movements for the shift and tilt axes. In 2006, Hartblei began a collaboration with Carl Zeiss to use its medium-format optics for the Superrotator line, and is now certified to call its lenses ‘Hartblei-Optics by Carl Zeiss’.
Hartblei offers a small range of tilt-and-shift lenses, which are based on Carl Zeiss optics and employ a unique ‘Superrotator’ design that allows free rotation of the tilt and shift axes each through 360°.