[pics] Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

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JensR Forum Pro • Posts: 17,946
[pics] Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

Hi!
After the more technically oriented thread
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=16584412
here are some pics. All full-frame resizes, so no cheating

First, playing around with throwing stuff out of-focus:

Then, getting things in focus despite narrow DoF:

Just first tries. I had my DS on a tripod. It's not very easy to get angled objects into focus. You can see the focus plane running through the image if you look closely at the background.

Cheers
Jens

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mickdann Regular Member • Posts: 262
Re: [pics] Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

I can't wait until you take some shots outdoors ! Looks like a lot of scope for some bizzare compositions

How does the Hartblei compare (cost & quality) to the 80mm T$S listed at Rugift ?

http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/mc-80mm-tilt-shift-lens-pentax.htm

I only ask because that also list a 35mm T&S - more versatile for bigger things outdoors.

Keep the pictues coming.

Mick

OP JensR Forum Pro • Posts: 17,946
Re: [pics] Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

Hi Mick!

I can't wait until you take some shots outdoors ! Looks like a lot
of scope for some bizzare compositions

When the weather is ok, this might happen tomorrow!

How does the Hartblei compare (cost & quality) to the 80mm T$S
listed at Rugift ?

It costs less and it offers more functionality: Being a SuperRotator means that tilt and shift axis can be freely positioned. Also, the Arax design shown on rugift is reportedly a pain to mount: The squarish bottom only fits underneath the flash housing if you shift the lens from side to side while turning. As Richard reported, the Hartblei as a bit of a flare problem due to unpainted party inside the lens. Not sure how well the Arax does...

I only ask because that also list a 35mm T&S - more versatile for
bigger things outdoors.

I agree. I had this one on my mind, too, but Richard found some pages indicating that its quality is not up to the same standard, probably because it does not use a medium format lens: This means that more of its image circle, including the bad parts, are used when the lens is shifted/tilted. And as I grew more and more interested in using a T/S lens for product photography and macros, I opted for the 80mm.

Cheers
Jens

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John Kami New Member • Posts: 22
OT: Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

This is way OT but I had to say that I love the Audi Quattro car model that is the centre of focus in your first photo. Thanks for posting the photo. Looks like a fun lens to use

mickdann Regular Member • Posts: 262
Thanks for the info..

Looks like the one you have is a better bet, all things considered......fingers crossed for some good weather tommorow

Mick

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Re: OT: Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

Hi John!

This is way OT but I had to say that I love the Audi Quattro car
model that is the centre of focus in your first photo. Thanks for
posting the photo. Looks like a fun lens to use

Thanks! But I don't think this is OT: You commented on one of my shots.

Kind regards
Jens

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daimesu Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: [pics] Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm/2.8 Tilt/Shift

Hi Jens:

Bokeh and color looks good. But what I am really interested in are those make-a-city-into-a-toy shots! I hope the weather will be pleasant tommorow for you.

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