Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm f/2.8 MC - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Here're some sample images ILLUSTRATING THE TILT FEATURE. All images (taken with an Canon EOS 1D) kindly provided by Markus Stamm.

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS-1D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 0.0mm
Exposure Data: f/0.0 @ 1/1000s
Size 1619x2467
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS-1D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 0.0mm
Exposure Data: f/0.0 @ 1/4000s
Size 1619x2467
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS-1D
ISO Speed 500
Focal Length 0.0mm
Exposure Data: f/0.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2492x1657

Verdict

The Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm f/2.8 MC is a tilt-shift lens on a budget. At medium aperture settings the quality is great, less so wide-open and regarding flare in contra light. As a quite unique feature you can tilt/shift at any position you want rather than being limited to a preset axis. At about a third of the price (299US$ at eBay) of a genuine brand PC lens it offers much but not without compromises.

PS: Hartblei has informed us that the flare issue has been improved in the current version of this lens.

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