Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Hartblei Cam

The Hartblei Cam, new outré European large camera development. Claims some pretty amazing capabilities. LL article.

For example it allows of Canon's 17mm tilt/shift lens on a medium format back, giving it the widest straight-angle viewpoint I have ever heard of: the 35mm equivalent of an 11mm lens! In super quality.
It's very remarkable that both Canon's new tilt/shift lenses actually cover this format. I wonder why.


e-tom said...

Because it's tilt-shift lens. For tilting it must have larger coverage.

eolake said...

Sure, but MR addresses this in the article: the area seems to be much larger than the shift makes necessary on a 35mm frame.
The 24mm lens can even be shifted 6mm on a 645 frame!
And the illustration on the page shows the difference in size between the two frames and the circles needed to cover them, it's a big difference.