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    Pentacon 6 Tilt shift Lens

    Is anybody aware if such a lens exists and what it is called. Do they come in various focal lengths? I am thinking of buying a Penatoc Six and would like to take advantage of the focal plane shutter (since my Bronica can not accomodate a Tilt/Shift) to control selective focus. Any help appreciated! Rgds, kal

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    Doesn't Arax offer a lens for a Pentacon, look here.

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    I wouldn't invest that much into a Pentacon. I had one for a while, and while there are some really nice lenses for the system, the film transport is notoriously unreliable.
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    You can use the Pentacon 6 lenses with an adapter on other cameras.

    My Sonnar 180/2.8 is regularly used with P6 tubes and an adapter as a long reach macro for the Nikons.
    The Flekkie 50/4 is also an interesting lens on 35mm framing.

    I'd expect one of the tilt-shift Arax lenses to be usable as well in 35mm bodies. And I'm quite sure there is also a tilt-shift adapter that lets one use any of the P6 lenses as a 35mm t/s, I've seen it for sale on epay.

    One hint for the Arax version of the Pentacon, which I use often: when it was giving me problems with banding, a little bit of judicious open heart surgery, spring tensioning and oil spraying fixed the problem in one go.

    They are all-mechanical cameras, they need mechanical maintenance! Don't expect them to survive for decades without any lube...
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    The Hartblei Super-Rotator 45mm Tilt/Shift lens

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    Very nice, I want one

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    ;-)))) Perrfect on the Hartblei. Can anyone please advise on the experience of the film transport mentioned by David? Kal

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    By the way ic-racer...do Hartblei do them in longer focal lengths?...off to search! K

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    They often develop overlapping frame problems. Mine was very touchy in this regard.

    Hartblei does a number of conversions like this in different mounts. They make the adapter for Hasselblad lenses for 35mm camera bodies that Zeiss markets.
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    Not all of the film transport problems on the Pentacon 6s are strictly mechanical - quite often the problems with film spacing are due to incorrect loading.

    If, or rather when your camera needs servicing (and all mechanical cameras will, at some point), you can have an indicator fitted that will confirm the film has advanced properly. I've never had any problems with mine.

    Apart from the Super Rotator shown, there are some other lens options. Take a look on the Arax site.

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