Vintage And Modern Non-C/EF Tilt And Tilt/Shift Lenses Worth An Adaption To Canon EF - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Tilt & Tilt/Shift Lenses Mounts1 Angle Of View2 Max. Magnif. Aperture:
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Min. Dist. (cm) Filter (mm) Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) Focus Type3 Lens Hood Produced Comments Tests4
Arax 35mm F2.8 S&T (MC) Print Arax 35mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K 67.2   22 6 polygonal 30 62 82.1 (incl. shift knob) 81 650     appr. 1995 - 2010 also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/AF, M/SR; tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360; Arax mod based on the classic Arsenal Arsat shift lenses; also sold rebadged by Photex and Zavod  
Arax 80mm F2.8 S&T (MC) Print Arax 80mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications M42 45   22 6 polygonal 60 62 82.1 (incl. shift knob) 81 850     appr. 1995 - 2010 also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/AF, M/SR; tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°; Arax mod based on the classic Arsenal Arsat shift lenses; also sold rebadged by Photex and Zavod  
Arsenal 35mm F2.8 PCS Arsat H Print Arsenal 35mm F2.8 PCS Arsat N (MC) Specifications L/R | M42 | N/F 67.2   22 5   30 62 73 79 550     1990s - 2000s shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°  
Arsenal 35mm F2.8 PKS MC MIR-67/-67H     N/F     22     30 62 73 79 550     1990s (?) shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°  
B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 Shift (MC)     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N | O/OM | P/K 67.2   22     30 62     430     appr. 2004 - also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/SR; shift range = 11mm there is some FoMag Test available
B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 S&T (MC)     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N | O/OM | P/K 67.2   22     30 62 73 79 550     Arax appr. 2004 - also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/SR; tilt range = 10°, shift range = 11mm there is some FoMag Test available
B.I.G. 80mm F2.8 S&T (MC)     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N | O/OM | P/K 45   22 6   60 62     595     Arax appr. 2004 - also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/SR; tilt range = 10°, shift range = 11mm there is some FoMag Test available
Hartblei 35mm F2.8 TS MC Super-Rotator4     N/F 67 1:3 22 6   24 62 88 (incl. shift knob) 80 640       tilt range = 8 °, shift range = 10mm see for a review here
Hartblei 35mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator4     M42 67   22 12   30 77           2007 also available for C/EF; tilt range = 10°, shift range = 10mm; have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 65mm F3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator4     M42 37   22     45 72 94 110 900     2007 also available for C/EF, tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm; have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 80mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator4     M42 30   22 12   65 62 88 80 660     2007 also available for C/EF, tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm; have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes PhotoZone
Hartblei 120mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator4     M42 20   22     125 62 91 88 780     2007 also available for C/EF, tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm; have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator SR40IF     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K     22 12     86     1490     2006 also available for C/EF; prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced; tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm; IF  
Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator SR40IFN     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K     22 12     86     1550     2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; also available for C/EF; new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, built-in tripod mount and stitch clamp; IF  
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator SR80PL     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K     22 12     72     795     2006 also available for C/EF; prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced; tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm  
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator SR80PLN     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K     22 12     72     850     2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; also available for C/EF; new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, improved anti-flare coatings  
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator SR120M     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K     32 12     72     935     2006 also available for C/EF; prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced; tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm; IF  
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator SR120MN     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K   1:4 32 12   75 72     965     2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; also available for C/EF; new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, 2nd focus ring; IF  
Nikon 28mm F4.0 PC-Nikkor (Type K)     N/F   1:6.9 22     30 72 78 63 410   HN-9 1975 - 1977 SNs 174041 ~ 179766; shift range = 11mm; multi coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 28mm F4.0 PC-Nikkor (Type N)     N/Ai   1:6.9 22     30 72 78 63 410   HN-9 1977 - 1980 SNs 179538 ~ 181389; shift range = 11mm; multi coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 28mm F3.5 PC-Nikkor     N/AiS   1:6.7       30 72 78 64.5 380   HN-9 1980 - 2005 SNs appr. 179121 ~ 214097; multi coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 35mm F2.8 PC-Nikkor (Type F)     N/F   1:5.2 32     30 52 70 62 335   HN-1 1972 - 1975 SNs 870001 - 886420; shift range = 11mm; single coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 35mm F2.8 PC-Nikkor (Type K)     N/F   1:5.2       30 52 66.5 61.5 330   HN-1 1975 - 1977 SNs 900001 ~ 904170; shift range = 11mm; multi coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 35mm F2.8 PC-Nikkor (Type N)     N/Ai   1:5.2       30 52 66.5 61.5 330   HN-1 1977 - 1980 SNs 904201 ~ 909517; shift range = 11mm; multi coated; see Note 3  
Nikon 35mm F2.8 PC-Nikkor     N/AiS   1:5.4 32     30 52 62 61.5 320   HN-1 1980 - 1999 SNs 179091 ~ 205285; shift range = 11mm; multi coated; see Note 3 16-9.net: Nikon 35/2.8 PC vs. Olympus 35/2.8 Shift vs. Zeiss 35/2.8 PC
Nippon Kogaku 35mm F2.8 (PC-Nikkor Type F)     N/F   1:5.2 32     30 52 70 62 335   HN-1 1968 - 1972 SNs 851001 ~ 861718; shift range = 11mm; single coated; early version Nikon 35mm F2.8 PC-Nikkor Type F; see Note 3  
Nippon Kogaku 35mm F3.5 (PC-Nikkor Type F)     L/R | N/F   1:5.5 22     30 52 70 52 290   HN-1 1962 - 1968 SNs 102105 ~ 111679; shift range = 11mm; single coated; see Note 3  
Olympus 24mm F3.5 Zuiko Shift (MC)     O/OM 84   22     35 built-in* 84 75 510 IF built-in 1984 *Y48, O56, R60 and neutral; vertical shift range = 10mm, horizontal shift range = 8mm; sometimes labeled MC, most times not (but in fact is always multicoated); also available as Sinaron Digital  
Olympus 35mm F2.8 Zuiko Shift SC ["1:2.8 f=35mm"]     O/OM 63   22 6   30 49 68 58/59* 310 SH thread appr. since 1976 *older models are 58mm; vertical shift range = 12mm up/13mm down, horizontal shift range = 10.5mm 16-9.net: flare comparison Nikon 35/2.8 PC vs. Olympus 35/2.8 Shift SC/MC vs. Zeiss 35/2.8 PC
Olympus 35mm F2.8 Zuiko Shift MC ["35mm 1:2.8"]     O/OM 63   22 6   30 49 68 58/59* 310 SH thread appr. since 1976 *older models are 58mm; vertical shift range = 12mm up/13mm down, horizontal shift range = 10.5mm; also available as Sinaron Digital 16-9.net: Nikon 35/2.8 PC vs. Olympus 35/2.8 Shift vs. Zeiss 35/2.8 PC
Photex 35mm F2.8 S&T-Lens                               2004 produced by Arax/Arsenal, see Arax 35mm F2.8 TS MC comments for details  
Photex 80mm F2.8 S&T-Lens     C/Y | L/R | M42 | N/F | P/K 45   22 6   60 62             tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm; also available for C/EF, C/FD, M/AF, M/SR, O/FT; produced by Arax/Arsenal, see Arax 80mm F2.8 TS MC comments for details  
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 PC-Super-Angulon   M42 93.4 1:6 22 5 polygonal 28 67EW (B+W)* 64   565   #920* 1987 *a 67mm EW rubber lens hood; 2 axis shift range = 11mm; also available for C/EF; Schneider offers special 74mm drop-in filters and a 74mm drop-in filter holder for this lens (also fit the Leica PC 28) 16-9.net mentions CA problems with this lens
Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F4.0 PA-Curtagon     M42 | N/F | O/OM 78   22 5   30 49 65 47.5 220     1936 - 1952* *SN 11.xxx.xxx = 1936, 3.xxx.xxx = 1952 (see note 4 below); shift range = 7mm; also rarely available as Leica (L/R) and Rollei (QBM) lenses  
Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F4.0 PC-Curtagon   M42 | N/F | O/OM 78   22     30 49 64 53.2 | 52.7 | 55.9 280       shift range = 7mm  
Schneider-Kreuznach 55mm F4.5 PC-Super-Angulon   P6 61.3   32     50 B+W bayon. 104   157 1650 FLE   1980s - 2000 tilt range = 10°, shift range = 10mm down/12mm horiz. and up  
Sinaron 24mm F3.5 digital Zuiko Shift (MC)     O/OM 84   22     35 built-in* 84 75 510 IF built-in Olympus *Y48, O56, R60 and neutral; vertical shift range = 10mm, horizontal shift range = 8mm; claimed to be hand selected  
Sinaron 35mm F2.8 digital Zuiko Shift MC     O/OM 63   22 6   30 49 68 59 310 SH thread Olympus vertical shift range = 12mm up/13mm down, horizontal shift range = 10.5mm; claimed to be hand selected 16-9.net: Nikon 35/2.8 PC vs. Olympus 35/2.8 Shift vs. Zeiss 35/2.8 PC
Zeiss 35mm F2.8 PC-Distagon T*     C/Y           30 86     740         16-9.net: Nikon 35/2.8 PC vs. Olympus 35/2.8 Shift vs. Zeiss 35/2.8 PC

General Notes:
1.) I try to keep this list 'reasonable'. It is therefore limited to lenses, that can be adopted to Canon EF by means of still making sense. That excludes most zoom lenses, lenses without aperture ring, most middle and big format lenses because of their lower resolution and lenses that have to be corrected by using glass elements in the mount adapter pieces (Canon FD and Minolta). These glass elements are often either low quality or the adapter itself is very pricey. You can use the cheap ones without their glass elements, but this will result in less working distance and loss of infinity focus. Since working distance is already very limited with macro lenses and loss of infinity not really makes sense for wide or tele lenses, this method is not considered a real option, when buying a lens for normal usage.
2.) Limited EOS compatibility: Useless to say, all lenses in this list are limited in their EOS compatibility. There will be no AF nor In-Focus-Indication and there will be no time priority nor full auto mode due to missing electronic coupling between lens and body. Auto apertures are not available (while this feature will still be very useful for manual focusing).
Also, I don't make a distinction between fully manual and preset aperture mechanisms, they are just referred to as manual diaphragms.
3.) For more Nikon related stuff visit Roland's Nikon Pages. In-depth information like model variations, SN ranges and production periods here are given according to his information.
4.) Schneider-Kreuznach publishes the following chart of production periods (SN = year):
30.000 = 1919
40.000 = 1920
50.000 = 1922
100.000 = 1925
200.000 = 1928
300.000 = 1929
400.000 = 1931
500.000 = 1932
600.000 = 1933
700.000 = 1934
800.000 = 1935
900.000 = 1936
1.000.000 = 1936
1.200.000 = 1937
1.400.000 = 1938
1.600.000 = 1939
1.800.000 = 1942
2.000.000 = 1948
2.200.000 = 1949
2.400.000 = 1950
2.600.000 = 1951
2.800.000 = 1951
3.000.000 = 1952
4.000.000 = 1954
5.000.000 = 1957
6.000.000 = 1959
7.000.000 = 1961
8.000.000 = 1963
9.000.000 = 1965
10.000.000 = 1967
11.000.000 = 1968
11.500.000 = 1970
12.000.000 = 1972
12.500.000 = 1974
13.000.000 = 1976
13.200.000 = 1977
13.400.000 = 1978
13.600.000 = 1979
13.800.000 = 1981
14.000.000 = 1983
14.100.000 = 1985
14.200.000 = 1986
14.300.000 = 1988
14.400.000 = 1991
14.460.000 = 1992
14.480.000 = 1993
14.500.000 = 1993
14.510.000 = 1994
14.520.000 = 1994
14.540.000 = 1995
14.560.000 = 1995
14.590.000 = 1996
14.600.000 = 1996
14.620.000 = 1996
14.623.340 = 1997
14.651.520 = 1998
14.690.300 = 1999
14.726.600 = 2000
14.756.400 = 2001
14.788.450 = 2002
14.820.970 = 2003
14.853.700 = 2004
14.890.800 = 2005
15.000.000 = 2008
   
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