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    Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Does anyone have any experience with these lenses? I am looking for a TS lens for my architecture work and since the Super Rotators are no longer available (Thanks Phase!) I was told that this model is for $595. That is a tempting price as the PC-Nikkor 45mm is over $1300. Your thoughts please...
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Anyone?
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Well, divine providence (and a new user) have smiled upon me and I am in the process of acquiring a Hartblei Super Rotator 45mm for Nikon. Have to sell my Mamiya to pay for it.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Mamiya went up on the 'Bay yesterday. Cross your fingers.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Did you pick up Jack's copy? I picked up Chuck's, so they are all out on that side of the ocean
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Actually I am picking up one from new member John who has only fired 100 shots through his and is a Super Rotator.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Does anyone else have one for sale? I have been on the lookout.

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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    THe Super Rotator is no longer available but the MC Arsat can still be ordered from Hartblei.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    My Super Rotator is on its way! Hopefully the performance on a Nikon is better than on a Phamiya.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    It has arrived! The post man came by this morning and dropped it off safe and sound. The lens is in fantastic shape and the only nit I can pick about it is that the lens hood is a little stiff going on. Now I have to pick up an 82mm UV/Haze filter to protect tthe front.

    Here is a mugshot:


    And here is a test stitch image (7 shots):

    Full sized image here.

    This is my first non-CPU lens so I am still getting the hang of it on my D300. Still it looks to be a very good copy and the images sharpen up nicely.
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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    I got a chance to try out the perspective correction on a couple of short buildings today. I am planning on heading to downtown Miami where the really tall buildings hide.



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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    Carlos, do you find 45mm on a DX camera wide enough for your architectural work? I've previously used a Nikon 85mm T/S lens and it's much too long...

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    Re: Hartblei MC Arsat 2.8/35mm TS for Nikon

    I've gotten decent test stitch panos with this lens on my D300. I have a D700 arriving next week and will test on that body as well.
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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