Rollei PCS Tilt/Shift Lens for 600x Cameras

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by yui_cheng, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. How many versions of this lens (PQ, non-PQ, etc.) have Schneider
    Optics made for the various Rollei 600x cameras? Where would be a
    good source for finding the instructions for them? Your assistance
    is appreciated.
     
  2. PQ lenses have a maximum shutter speed of 1/500sec, and PQS lenses have a maximum speed of 1/1000sec.
    PCS means "Perspective Control/Shift", and I don't know a PQS version of this tilt-shift 55mm lens.
    You can find a Schneider document about the 55 PCS on the Archive website of Schneider.
     
  3. I forgot another archive document about the 55 PCS here.
     
  4. Thanks Jean-Louis for the documentation you referenced. One additional question: was there a non-PQ variant of this lens for the pre-6008 era? Regards.
     
  5. OCULUS New York

    OCULUS New York Still shooting, but posting less here.

    Yes, Yui, I have the HFT (non-PQ) version and the manual stop-down to meter is really no problem with this sort of lens. The HFTs are running about $1500+ on ePrey these days. I have no instructions for mine, but really use it mostly for tall building shots. It is remarkable. I also recommend the chimney magnifier viewer if you are going to use it for studio critical depth-of-field work. (FYI, according to one sale I saw on ePrey, Schneider gets about $1500 to rebuild one with a new front element.) I call it my "Horned Monster." Cheers, Ray Hull

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  6. Wow! Wonder how it will look if you take the Egg (at certain angles, of course) with a 30mm lens....
    Thanks for a great image!
     
  7. OCULUS New York

    OCULUS New York Still shooting, but posting less here.

    Yui, do you mean the 30mm fisheye? I have lots of 40mm (Rollei) Distagon shots of it from various angles, with evident distortion. I also have, but not posted to my page, shots taken with a Zeiss 16mm fisheye for my Rolleiflex 3003. It is a WILD structure. Are you familair with it? Ray Hull

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  8. did you ever find a manual for the Schneider 55mm PCS lens?
    I just got one, and am damned if I can work out what the less obvious buttons are for.
    the A|T choice is ?
    the depth of field preview button - how do you lock it stopped down, besides a piece of tape?!
    am trying to use it on a Mamiya via a Bronica> Mamiya adapter, which complicates everything, no doubt.
     

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