Bronica/Schneider 55mm Tilt Shift Lens.

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  1. mynewromantica

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    I am extremely interested in find a Bronica tilt shift lens. I have heard that Scheider made one but it is rare. Does anyone have a suggestion other than ebay as to where I can look for one. If not, how about a tilt shift adapter? Anything to get me tilt shift on my ETRSi.
     
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    Really? Nobody knows anything about this lens?
     
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    Not where to find one besides eBay, no.
     
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    It is very rare. It is by Schneider and is called the Zenzanon-PE Super Angulon 55mm f4.5 PCS. It is a tilt-shift lens.
    A few specs: f/4.5-32. Equivalent to 34mm in 135 format. 64 degree angle of view. Focuses to .5 meter. 104mm filter thread. 1650 grams weight. Floating element design.
     
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    They still bring a ton of money on eBay.


    Kent in SD
     
  6. David A. Goldfarb

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    Unless there's some particular reason that you need a 645 SLR with tilt and shift, it may be less expensive just to buy a view camera or a press camera than to buy the rare lens, and the view camera will give you more flexibility.
     
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    For that matter, it may be cheaper to switch your whole system for a Rollei SL66E or Bronica S2A and get tilt and shift with every lens in your bag.
     
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    The Bronica S2a has tilt-shift? News to me.

    I'm with David's suggestion. You could probably pick up a nice Horseman or maybe even a Linhoff for what that lens is likely to cost.
     
  9. David A. Goldfarb

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    The S2a has the option of a tilt shift bellows, but movements are only practical for tabletop and macro subjects, because the wide-normal lenses protrude into the mirror box, and the lens barrel usually bumps against the lens mount, if you try using, say, front rise with a wide lens like you would to photograph a tall building.
     
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    I have in my hands this lens. This is the first I've ever seen, quite impressive. It has X Y shift as well as tilt. Beautifully constructed. I am cleaning the optics for a store and once it is completed the store will post it for sale. For those of you very interested the store is Penn Camera in Washington DC.
     
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    I wouldn't be able to clean it, what with drooling all over it at the same time.:wink:
     
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    Old thread. I've been looking at pricing on these for years and agree that it is difficult to justify its purchase. I suspect only a professional doing contracts such as annual reports, cold really justify it. Years ago I used to see them for rent by camera shops which made sense.

    I can see a ETR* collector seeking one out also, after picking up the 3 zoom lenses and all other accesories and becoming bored with his/her bank account.
     
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    So what sort of prices do these things fetch either on the Bay or elsewhere?
     
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    The reason I ask is because i recently brought an ETR with with a MC 105mm, AEII finder, speed grip the older MC 55mm Tilt Shift, and a Polaroid back for just under £500. Was this a good price for this set up?
     
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    The 105mm macro is not that common (estimate around £250). Never seen a T&S, so could guesstimate around £400-800. Reckon you got a good deal there.
     
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    Last 1 I saw for sale was well within the 4 figure range. It was advertised as NOS, NIB by an ex-Bronica dealer who was selling off his old Bronica inventory. Items for sale included boxed ETR and ETRC as well as a number of MC lenses, bellows, and other assorted pieces. All advertised as new. Cream of the crop was the chrome anniversary ETRS (ETRSi?) edition. I almost went for the bellows but, have a complete set of tubes so could not quite justify it. Dang, I should have gone for it.
     
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    bronica..Schneider Super Angulon 55mm Pe PCS shift/tilt lens for my Bronica ETRS


    I HAVE ONE ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED?
     
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    The 105mm MC is not macro. The 105mm Macro is a PE. The older macros are 100mm.
     
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    I think lots of us would be. How much?
     
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    I've seen few copies on fleabay adapted for Hasselblad mount so no wonder about 4 figures price.