Very,very rare lens for Pentax 67

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moorewebstuff

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 05:34
Hartblei 55mm f4.5 Super-Rotator lens for Pentax 67. This I believe is the prototype lens as it has no serial number or paint. This fantastic lens converts your 67 into a very portable field camera with full tilt and shift movements that are independent of each other (Super-Rotator). Has a matching cap and hood.

Here is a link to a photo of the lens
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Last Edited by moorewebstuff on 26/08/2008 - 16:07

George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 08:07
Spam, please delete.
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hefty1

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 09:20
Nice looking lens! I don't actually have a Pentax 67 but I do find myself regularly crawling over the Hartblei site and drooling at the K-mount versions (especially the 35/2.8 ). Never seen one in silver though so I'd say you've got a pretty rare beast there!
Last Edited by hefty1 on 26/08/2008 - 09:21

moorewebstuff

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 16:06
I bought this on Ebay a couple of years ago for a set of shots I thought of doing. I wanted to use the reverse tilt and create the model town effect. Half way through the series I got sick of the effect and stopped. I should have known this might happen, as I did almost the exact same thing with the Pentax fisheye by spending a lot of money on a very specialized lens. Oh well hopefully some one else might live and learn from my mistakes.

Sorry about the poll I just wanted to know if anyone else owns one of these lenses, I only wanted yes and no as an answer I don't know how the other options appeared.

hefty1

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 18:49
I'd be suprised if anyone else around here has one so that makes yours pretty special! Out of interest, how much did you pay for it on eBay?

I know it's not the sort of lens that I'd use a lot but it is something that I'd like to have in my arsenal. Actually I'd like an Ebony field camera but I can't afford that either...
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 18:52
moorewebstuff wrote:
Sorry about the poll I just wanted to know if anyone else owns one of these lenses, I only wanted yes and no as an answer I don't know how the other options appeared.

The poll is what made me think you were spamming.

Sorry.

G
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amoringello

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 18:55
Those entries are from a poll I created during beta testing.
How'd those show up in there. Think some one found a bug.

Malo1961

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 19:17
amoringello wrote:
Those entries are from a poll I created during beta testing.
How'd those show up in there. Think some one found a bug.

I think you are right. The same happened to me here. I just added Yes, No and don't know/care as an option.
Really annoying, and as long as the PUT doesn't fix it, you are better of not launching another poll, i am afraid.

Martin.
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 19:53
Best thing is to file a report for the IT team.
Best regards, John

Malo1961

Link Posted 26/08/2008 - 20:35
johnriley wrote:
Best thing is to file a report for the IT team.

Done.

Martin.

edit: 2 minutes ago.
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Martin.


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Last Edited by Malo1961 on 26/08/2008 - 20:36

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 27/08/2008 - 03:19
Beautiful lens!

As someone already said, how much did you pay?
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 27/08/2008 - 08:01
It's almost worth buying a 67 just to be able to use the lens.

G
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gartmore

Link Posted 27/08/2008 - 08:48
The Hartblei is produced in Pentax K mount as well as 645 and 67 and Nikon, Canon, Leica and Minolta mounts to boot. 45mm for MF and 35mm for 135 - to long to be useful on APS-C sensors. I think the OP must be talking about the silver colour being rare, the lens certainly isn't. They are built in Ukraine and the glass is by Carl Zeiss. AP's Geoffrey Crawley gave it a tremendous review a few months back. They aren't that expensive considering their quality and complexity. Around $600 I think.
Ken
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Last Edited by gartmore on 27/08/2008 - 08:52

Mannesty

Link Posted 27/08/2008 - 08:49
ikillrocknroll wrote:
Beautiful lens!

As someone already said, how much did you pay?

For such a rare item (according to OP), I probably wouldn't answer that question either.
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moorewebstuff

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 00:13
I payed around $1800 US plus postage. I have seen black ones for sale online for $2350 US here is the link with the lens spec.

http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/lens/medium/55/55.htm

I looks like the Pentax 67 mount is the dearest Hartblei you can buy. I bought an Canon EOS mount 80mm before this one, it only cost $300 US.

I didn't really think about the price when I bought it, I just needed it for a job. I really enjoyed the look and planned to do a series with for an exhibition. Anyway, time got away as it does.

I hang out in a lot of camera shops and when traveling overseas I always checkout cameras stores. I have been to camera stores in over 20 countries and have never seen another one of these lenses.

These days with companies testing the market for new products online, by putting prototypes on sites and monitoring the response a lot of things don't get into production.

So I am just curious as to how many people have actually seen one in the flesh for themselves.

By the way, I like to think of this lens as a sharp lensbaby. Stopped down I have printed AO posters that looked good. The primitive coatings mean this lens is quiet prone to flair. If you fully shift and tilt in the same direction you can get a little vignetting in two corners on the long side of the frame. Also at this extreme you have to compensate for light falloff.
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