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.

35mm full frame
Canon FD TS 35mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀58Pro 1973 
Canon FDn TS 35mm F/2.8 ⌀58Pro
Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L Macro ⌀82Pro 2017 
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 
Carl Zeiss C/Y PC-Distagon T* 35mm F/2.8 A70Pro 1981 
Leica PC-Super-Angulon-R 28mm F/2.8 E67Pro 1988 
Minolta Shift CA 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55Pro 1977 
Minolta Shift CA Rokkor(-X) 35mm F/2.8 ⌀55Pro 1976 
Nikon PC Micro Nikkor 85mm F/2.8D ⌀77Pro 1999 
Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F/4E EDPro 2016 
Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm F/2.8D ED ⌀77Pro 2008 
Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm F/2.8D ⌀77Pro 2008 
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm F/3.5D ED ⌀77Pro 2008 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 ⌀72Pro 1980 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm F/4 ⌀72Pro 1975 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1980 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1968 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52Pro 1975 
Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm F/3.5 ⌀52Pro 1962 
Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 24mm F/3.5Pro 1984 
Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35mm F/2.8 ⌀49Pro 1976 
Samyang T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro) ⌀82Pro 2012 
Schneider-KREUZNACH Contarex PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4Pro 1966 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 ⌀49Pro
Schneider-KREUZNACH PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 for Leicaflex (Leica R) S.VIII, E60Pro 1969 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-Curtagon 35mm F/4 MC ⌀49Pro
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-Curtagon HFT 35mm F/4 ⌀49Pro 1982 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-Super-Angulon 28mm F/2.8 ⌀67Pro
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-Super-Angulon HFT 28mm F/2.8 ⌀67Pro 1989 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-TS Makro-Symmar 90mm F/4 HM ⌀95Pro 2010 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-TS Super-Angulon 50mm F/2.8 HM ⌀95Pro 2010 
smc Pentax Shift 28mm F/3.5Pro 1975 
Medium format
Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm F/5.6 ASPH. E9545x30Pro 2012 
Mamiya SHIFT L 75mm F/4.5 S/L ⌀1056x7Mamiya RB67 Pro-SDPro
Mamiya-Sekor Shift C 50mm F/4 ⌀776x4.5Mamiya M645Pro
Mamiya-Sekor Shift Z 75mm F/4.5 W ⌀1056x7Mamiya RZ67Pro
Rollei-HFT PCS-Rolleigon 75mm F/4.5 BVIII6x6Rolleiflex SL66Pro 1984 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PC-TS APO-Digitar 120mm F/5.6 HM Aspheric ⌀956x4.5Mamiya M645Pro 2010 
Schneider-KREUZNACH PCS Super-Angulon HFT 55mm F/4.5 BVIII6x6Rolleiflex SLXPro
Schneider-KREUZNACH PCS Super-Angulon HFT 55mm F/4.5 PQ B1046x6Rolleiflex SLXPro
Schneider-KREUZNACH Zenzanon-E PCS-Super-Angulon 55mm F/4.5 B1046x4.5Bronica ETRPro
smc Pentax 67 75mm F/4.5 Shift B826x7Pro 1989 
smc Pentax 6×7 75mm F/4.5 Shift B826x7Pro 1979 

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