for S@WQuite simple - there are no 17mm lenses from Rodenstock or Schneider - so compare with what ?The 24mm TS-E offers movements even on 80 MPix - the 23mm Rodenstock barely covers !We do not need LCC nor a centerfilter nor chromaremovement - there is none needed.Proof: here is a link to a full resolution 80 Mpix shot with an Aptus II 12R on the HCam with 17mmTake a look and then tell me - compare with what ? http://www.hcam.de/downloads/Leaf80Mpix_Canon17mmTSE.jpgWideangle is right now not really working on Viewcameras, Schneider´s 24mm barely works with 40 Mpix, even their 28 or 35mm have ugly colorshifts.Rodenstock is a bit better, but for the price of the 23mm you nearly get an HCam-B1 + a TS-E24mm.I dare to say, actually the hightech Canon TS-E lenses with pressed aspherical glass are representing the top of technological devellopment in wideangleneither Schneider nor Rodenstock have anything that only comes close,they are simply unable to build this kind of stuff, not to speak of their pricing.It is fairly snobby to ignore the technological advances that have been made the last few years, especially when you even have not used these.I agree the nikon PC-E´s are not up to the task. Bad for Nikon users. That´s also the reason why we do not offer a Nikon mount.The Bajonett is simply too small for the task and will vignette with movements on MF.RegardsStefan
Hartblei represents, to me, the spirit of photography. No ones and zeros, just innovation and quality products designed to over come limitations. This is what photography used to be about before digital.Good going Stephan! Keep it up.
Hi GeorgeNo Problem, the other alternative base mount is Comet (very common in Asia) and for this there are adapters for about any reflector system on the planet- also Profoto !Just tell me at order and I will get this for you on special order.regardsStefan