Last updated (24 June’11):
The Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens Lens elements: 11 Multicoated, Closest focusing distance at 0.3 m and Tilt: +/-11mm; Shift: +/-8 degrees; Rotation: 360 degrees in 12 positions. The Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 lens weighs 1.2 kg and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 2.6 inches long.
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Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 Reviews
Luminous-landscape reviews the Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 and writes;
“The MC Arsat 30mm f/3.5 for 645 medium format cameras is a fun lens. It’s not great, but it sure offers considerable value for the money, I can’t see how one can go wrong. As I wrote in this article’s subtitle — it’s cheap like borscht. If you shoot film you may find the edges to be soft. But it can create some remarkable super-wide images. And if you shoot reduced frame medium format digital it can provide an inexpensive way to achieve the greatest wide angle coverage — allowing of course for the fact that you have to apply digital compensation to get “normal” looking images.”
Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 User Reviews
Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 Sample Photos
Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 User Manual
Arsat Arax Photex 35mm f/2.8 Specifications
This multicoated ARAX 35 mm Tilt/Shift compact lens has a high quality precision CANON type T&S mechanism. 11mm shifting, 8 mm tilting and 360o rotating capabilities enable you to correct perspective distortions, as is often required in interior and exterior architectural, landscape and product photography. The effects possible with large-format camera movements can now also be obtained for 35mm cameras through these TS ARAX lenses..
The excellent multicoated optics of this lens allows you to make sharp, contrasty, and colour perfect images. Of course it has a manual aperture control. The lens can be shifted by 11mm from its normal position. The direction of the shift can be rotated by 360o and locks at 12 angular positions.
This lens was never made at the ARSENAL factory. It is produced by ARAX from MC ARSAT 35mm Shift lenses.
You can use this lens on any 35mm digital or film cameras including fulll-frame DSLR. Lens had no any problems with rotating and turning to any direction on Canon, Minolta, Pentax and other cameras. Old lenses has problem with Nikon flash slot. It is too close to camera mount. Now our new generation lenses free rotates on Nikon camera body without problem with flash slot. Tested on Nikon D70, D90, D200.
Lens comes with front protective cap and soft case.
* Lens elements: 11 Multicoated
* Focal length: 35mm
* Focusing scale: 0.3 m to infinity
* Minimum focusing distance: 0.3 m
* Aperture scale: f2.8/4/5.6/8/11/16/22
* Shift: 11mm
* Tilt angle: plus/minus 8o
* Lens rotate: 360o
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