35mm PCS ARSAT H 1: 2.8

Focal length: 35mm, shift lens
Mount: Canon
Min focus distance: 0.30m
Aperture: F 2.8 - F 22
Length (from flange): 79/87mm
[+ 27mm for the adapter]
Diameter: 69mm
Weight: 571gr.

Some pictures:

A7 and the lens in neutral position.

Shifted sidewards.

Shifted down.

Sample pictures: You may click on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open for comparison. Focus is on the satellite dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.

F2.8, unshifted.

, unshifted.

, unshifted.

Shift sample pictures, all F8.

Lens shifted left, 8mm.

Shifted upwards, 8mm.

Lens shifted right, 8mm.

Lens shifted down, 8mm.

Lens shifted left, full 11mm.

Lens shifted up, full 11mm.

Lens shifted right, full 11mm.

Lens shifted down, full 11mm.

Closest focus is only 17cm from outermost edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on the program wheel of the camera.

This is a shift lens. It can be shifted 11mm off axis and then be turned in any direction for perspective control by steps of 30°. It covers full format. There is a little indication window according to each step whith a maximum shift recommendation (7-11mm), but this recommendation is very cautious. I can see a bit of softness and a hint of colour cast with a full shift beyond these recommendations. The lens is a bit soft at full aperture. Closed down it's sharp.

The aperture ring has no click stops, but can be preset to any value, so you can switch between full aperture and the set value without looking at it, but you have to remember to shut the aperture before taking the photo.

The lens is very sturdy hence its weight. It is easy to use. It's fun to experiment with its possibilities. It has very good close focussing capabilities. It's moderately priced for a genuine shift lens.

This is how it works in front of a big building (Cologne Cathedral):

Unshifted, F8.

11mm full shift, F8. Seen the hint of a shade towards the top corners, 10mm would be the limit.
The shift effect is quite nice in my opinion.

And just for comarison, with a 25mm lens you can go much nearer:

25mm Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar, F8, set to hyperfocus (1.5m - ∞ at F8), handheld while walking by. Setting focus to ∞ would have produced more detail. This lens in hyperfocus setting is my favorite street lens.