Tilt & Shift Lenses


Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 23:17
Does anyone know what tilt and shift lenses Pentax have ever manufactured that will work with K5's and K7.

I appreciate that they won't be autofocus but all other info would be appreciated.



Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 23:22
There's the SMC Pentax 28mm f3.5 - they are found from time to time but are not cheap.

I'm not sure how much the effect is reduced on APS-C, but in any event there are software solutions in Photoshop that work very well.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 23:28
Crikey John That was quick!


Link Posted 26/08/2012 - 06:46
I know Schnider make one for the K mount, not cheap though. Follow the below link for More info.



Link Posted 26/08/2012 - 10:01
Lensbaby Composer Pro? Never tried one myself.



Link Posted 27/08/2012 - 11:11
Pentax 28/3.5 shift: http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/wide-angle/K28f3.5-Shift.html

Hartblei Super-Rotator tilt & shift and Arsat (tilt &) shift: http://www.hartblei.com/lenses/general_info.htm

Arax (tilt &) shift: http://araxfoto.com/specials/

Schneider (tilt &) shift: http://www.schneideroptics.com

Lensbaby: http://lensbaby.com/

Furthermore several tilt and/or shift adapters for medium format lenses on PK exist.


Link Posted 27/08/2012 - 20:12
Unfortunately the various 3rd party offerings are not very wide. If you're after a shift lens for architecture the Pentax is the widest. Unfortunately, 28mm isn't all that wide on APSC although I found it worked very well when you had room, e.g., in a cathedral.

As a result, I invested in a 5x4 LF format set-up instead. Still worked out a fraction of the price of buying the Canon TS lens and a body!

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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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