Hartblie 35mm Tilt/Shift for K Mount

Started Sep 18, 2008 | Discussions thread
Jim King
Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,258
I do indeed!

The Hartblei 35 Super Rotator T/S is a monster of a lens and it takes some time to get the hang of it. As noted in an earlier post, the overhanging pentaprism housing somtimes makes it awkward to access the T/S controls. Metering must be done manually, of course. It's no speed demon but for static setups it does allow me to put the focal plane pretty much wherever I want it.

Optical quality is just OK wide open, but it sharpens up when stopped down. I wish the focal length was shorter but I guess I'll just have to wait for a FF Pentax!

For as little as I use it I might have been better off buying the much cheaper Arsat TS lens. It's not as robust in construction, though.
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