Shift lenses

Shift lenses are high-quality lenses, usually wide-angle, that provide a parallel shift facility like the sliding lens panel of professional large-format cameras for correcting converging vertical lines and manipulating the perspective especially for use in architectural and product photography.

Whereas normal lenses designed for 35mm full-frame cameras have an image circle diameter of 43.27mm so that all four corners of the image are inside the image circle, shift lenses provide much larger image circle (60mm or even more). Decentration of the lens is possible within this area.

Vertical shift is the most popular: upward when photographing high buildings, and downward for product shots, so that the camera does not have to be tilted. When the camera is tilted either upward or downward, perpendicular lines are not imaged as perpendicular, but rather converge upward or downward, which is very pronounced in wide-angle shots and can be very irritating.


Schneider-Kreuznach Alpa PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 A52Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach Zenzanon E PCS-Super-Angulon 55mm F/4.5 B104Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach Zenzanon-PE PCS-Super-Angulon 55mm F/4.5 B104Pro
Canon TS-E 17mm F/4LPro 2009 
Canon TS-E 24mm F/3.5L ⌀72Pro 1991 
Canon TS-E 24mm F/3.5L II ⌀82Pro 2009 
Canon TS-E 45mm F/2.8 ⌀72Pro 1991 
Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro ⌀77Pro 2017 
Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8 ⌀58Pro 1991 
Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L Macro ⌀77Pro 2017 
Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L Macro ⌀82Pro 2017 
Canon FDn TS 35mm F/2.8 ⌀58Pro
Canon FD TS 35mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀58Pro 1973 
Schneider-Kreuznach Contarex PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 (546 units)Pro 1966 
Carl Zeiss PC-Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8 [AE] A70Pro 1981 
Schneider-Kreuznach PCS-Super-Angulon 55mm F/4.5 B104Pro 1984 
Fujifilm Fujinon GF 30mm F/5.6 T/SPro 2023 
Fujifilm Fujinon GF 110mm F/5.6 T/S Macro ⌀72Pro 2023 
Leica PC-Super-Angulon-R 28mm F/2.8 [11812] E67Pro 1988 
Schneider-Kreuznach PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 for Leicaflex / Leica R [11202] S.VIIIPro 1970 
Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm F/5.6 ASPH. [11079] E95Pro 2012 
Mamiya-Sekor Shift C 50mm F/4 ⌀77Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS APO-Digitar 120mm F/5.6 HM Aspheric ⌀95Pro 2010 
Mamiya Shift L 75mm F/4.5 S/L ⌀105Pro 1990 
Mamiya-Sekor Shift Z 75mm F/4.5 W ⌀105Pro 1984 
Minolta MC Shift CA Rokkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55Pro 1976 
Minolta MD Shift CA 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55Pro 1977 
Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F/4E EDPro 2016 
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm F/3.5D ED ⌀77Pro 2008 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm F/4 ⌀72Pro 1975 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 ⌀72Pro 1980 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/3.5 ⌀52Pro 1962 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1968 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1975 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1980 
Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm F/2.8D ED ⌀77Pro 2008 
Nikon PC Micro Nikkor 85mm F/2.8D ⌀77Pro 1999 
Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm F/2.8D ⌀77Pro 2008 
Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 24mm F/3.5Pro 1983 
Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35mm F/2.8 ⌀49Pro 1972 
smc Pentax 6×7 75mm F/4.5 Shift B82Pro 1979 
smc Pentax 67 75mm F/4.5 Shift B82Pro 1989 
smc Pentax Shift 28mm F/3.5Pro 1975 
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-Super-Angulon HFT 28mm F/2.8 ⌀67Pro 1989 
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-Curtagon HFT 35mm F/4 ⌀49Pro 1982 
Rollei-HFT PCS-Rolleigon 75mm F/4.5 BVIIIPro 1984 
Schneider-Kreuznach PCS Super-Angulon HFT 55mm F/4.5 PQ B104Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach PCS Super-Angulon HFT 55mm F/4.5 BVIIIPro 1982 
Third party lenses (7)
Samyang T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC ⌀82
aka Bower T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC
aka Rokinon T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC
aka Walimex Pro T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC
Pro 2013 
Samyang T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC MILC ⌀82
aka Bower T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC MILC
aka Rokinon T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC MILC
aka Walimex Pro T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC MILC
Pro 2013 
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-Super-Angulon 28mm F/2.8 ⌀67Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-Curtagon 35mm F/4 MC ⌀49Pro
Schneider-Kreuznach PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 ⌀49Pro 1967 
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Super-Angulon 50mm F/2.8 HM ⌀95Pro 2010 
Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Makro-Symmar 90mm F/4 HM ⌀95Pro 2010 

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