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Virtually any combination of tilt and shift can be achieved with the SuperRotator functions, but it’s akin to operating a Rubik’s Cube (at least when learning)! Take the time to work with the lens off the camera to understand its movements, then do the same with the lens on the camera. All of the lenses work the same way.

Movements stay put as they should. Other tilt/shift lens designs include locking knobs because without them the movements will occur on their own. Especially designs from Nikon incur gaps and slop, and things just won’t stay put. Not so with the Hartblei offerings— you can count on the shift and tilt settings to stay exactly where you left them.

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Hartblei 80mm lens diaphragm 12 blades
Rear lever for rotating at lens mount: notched lever near center; press it

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