Pre-Photokina 2008: Phase One has announced the 3.5/45mm TS, a tilt-shift lens developed in collaboration with Hartblei. The 45mm lens offers up to 12 mm shift (combined with a 360 degree rotation) and 8 degrees tilt. In addition, it is bundled with Phase One’s Capture One 4 Lens and Focus optical correction technology.
Phase One Introduces Tilt/Shift Lens
Based on Collaboration with Hartblei
Copenhagen, September 3, 2008 - Phase One A/S today announced an exclusive strategic alliance with Hartblei to drive medium format photographic lens innovation. The first product of this alliance is the Phase One 3.5/45 mm TS lens, based on the popular Hartblei 45 mm f/3.5 Super Rotator lens.
Specially designed for the professional photographer, this small, lightweight tilt shift lens is ideal for location or studio applications. It offers up to 12 mm shift and 8 degrees tilt for maximum flexibility.
Together Phase One and Hartblei have engineered important design advancements with this lens, including:
- New 2008 batch optical glass with multi-layer coating
- Improved 12 blade aperture design
- Mechanics with tighter tolerances
- New interior antireflection coating
- More streamlined mechanical design
When used with the Phase One 645 camera system, the Phase One 3.5/45 mm TS lens offers a simple, alternative to more advanced technical cameras. With it, photographers can adjust the plane of focus without changing the depth of field, correct perspective and selectively sharpen and soften an image – quickly gaining creative possibilities that cannot be realized in post-production.
The Phase One 3.5/45 TS lens comprises a simple eight-lens optical system. Each element is coated with a multilayer anti-reflective coating to reduce internal reflections, increase image transmission efficiency and enhance contrast. The new lens is also is supported by Phase One’s Lens+ and Focus+ optical correction technologies available in Capture One 4.
Pricing and Availability
The Phase One 3.5/45 TS lens is 2.990€ / $3,990 and may be ordered now. It will be demonstrated at Photokina, at which time more details will be available. Volume shipment is expected in Q4 2008.
|Compatible Cameras||Phase One 645 / Mamiya 645AFD|
|Focal length||45 mm (equivalent to 24 mm focal length for a 35mm camera)|
|Aperture range||3.5 - 22 (manual)|
|Optical Construction||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Angle of view||
83° (98° with optical unit shifted)
|Minimum focusing distance||
1.15 ft (0.35 m)
|Filter size||Ø82 mm|
Individual rotation of both tilt and shift in any direction
|Rotation movement range||360°, with click stops every 15°|
|Shift movement range||0 to 12 mm in any direction|
|Tilt movement range||
0 to 8° in any direction
|Standard Accessory||Flower-shaped lens hood|
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