Focal length: 35mm, shift lens
Min focus distance: 0.30m
Aperture: F 2.8 - F 22
Length (from flange): 79/87mm [+ 27mm for the adapter]
A7 and the lens in neutral position.
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
dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.
Shift sample pictures, all F8.
Shifted upwards, 8mm.
shifted left, full 11mm.
shifted up, full 11mm.
Lens shifted right, full 11mm.
Lens shifted down, full 11mm.
Closest focus is only 17cm from
edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on
the program wheel of the camera.
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):
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.