What is Hartblei™ Company occupying with?
Hartblei™ Company specializes on producing lenses and accessories for medium format cameras. Second orientation of company activity is modernization and tuning of Kiev medium format cameras.
Can I order Hartblei’s products through the Internet?
Simply e-mail us specification of the order and your post address. We would check availability of this production in the storehouse and work out invoice. Then we would e-mail you confirmation of the order. We would also inform you about terms of making the order, forms of payment, price and the way of delivery.
What kind of lenses Hartblei produces?
The main production of the company is Tilt-Shift lenses with focal distance 35, 45, 65, 80 and 120 mm. The all optical elements of the lenses are multicoated. Lenses are making with different types of mount - for Kiev 60 / Pentacon Six, Mamiya 645, Contax 645, Pentax 645 medium format cameras and for 35mm cameras as Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Contax, Pentax, Zenit, Praktica, Leica R.
What kind of cameras Hartblei produces?
Hartblei™ Company is acknowledged leader in the field of modernization and perfection of Kiev 88 and Kiev 60 cameras. Appearance of cameras that were proposed by Hartblei on the market caused resuscitation and forced to look at Kiev’s phototechnique in a new fashion.
The optimal “price / quality” rate of produced goods attracts as professional photographers, so amateurs that make photos on wide film.
Hartblei™ Company makes several basic versions of the cameras:
Kiev 88 based cameras
|Lens mount||Mirror lock-up|
|Kiev 88 M||K88||•|
|Kiev 688||P6 (twist-and-lock type)|
|Kiev 688 M||P6 (twist-and-lock type)||•|
|Kiev 88 CM||P6 (breech-lock type)|
|Kiev 88 CM MLU||P6 (breech-lock type)||•|
Kiev 88 based cameras, Hasselblad compatible
|Lens mount||Mirror lock-up|
|HARTBLEI 1008 M||K88||•|
|HARTBLEI 1006||P6 (twist-and-lock type)|
|HARTBLEI 1006 M||P6 (twist-and-lock type)||•|
Kiev 60 based cameras
|Format||Lens mount||Mirror lock-up|
|Kiev 60||6×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)|
|Kiev 60 M||6×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)||• (button)|
|Kiev 60 SM||6×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)||• (button and lever)|
|Kiev 456||4.5×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)|
|Kiev 456 M||4.5×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)||• (button)|
|Kiev 456 SM||4.5×6 cm||P6 (breech-lock type)||• (button and lever)|
What is the difference between Kiev and HARTBLEI cameras?
The distinction between Kiev and HARTBLEI models consists only that HARTBLEI camera is compatible with Hasselblad on the mechanics of body and film magazines. In all the rest they are identical.
What is the difference between Kiev 88, Kiev 688 and Kiev 88CM?
Kiev 88 cameras have original Kiev 88 lens mount. Kiev 688 and Kiev 88CM cameras have Pentacon Six lens mount. That makes the Kiev 688 and Kiev 88CM cameras attractive for the photographers who had Carl Zeiss Jena lenses made for Pentaxon Six, Praktisix, Exakta 66 cameras. It gives unique opportunity to use these lenses with modular Kiev 688 and 88CM cameras with changeable film magazines.
What is the difference between HARTBLEI 1008 and HARTBLEI 1006?
HARTBLEI 1008 cameras have Kiev 88 lens mount. HARTBLEI 1006 cameras have Pentacon Six lens mount. That makes the HARTBLEI 1006 cameras attractive for the photographers who had Carl Zeiss Jena lenses made for Pentaxon Six, Praktisix, Exakta 66 cameras. It gives unique opportunity to use these lenses with modular HARTBLEI 1006 camera with changeable film magazines.
What is the difference between regular and Master models?
The distinctive feature of the Master model (marked "M") for Kiev and HARTBLEI cameras is a capability of mirror control during the shooting. The mirror control mechanism allows avoiding undesirable impact from mirror actuation with a shutter release and thus improving image sharpness. It is especially important at macrophotography.
What is the difference between Kiev 60 M and Kiev 60 SM models?
The Master model (marked "M") for Kiev 60 and 456 cameras allows to lock-up the mirror by pushing the mirror release button before releasing the shutter. The Studio-Master model (marked "SM") for Kiev 60 and 456 cameras allows to lock-up the mirror by pushing the mirror release button and return it back to the operating position by turning the additional MLU lever.
What Kiev and HARTBLEI camera set includes?
Cameras complete by the customer wish. Customer chooses from the price list the number of film magazines, model of prism, lenses and other accessories. Price of the set is the sum of prices of each accessory.
Our price list offers standard sets also.
Why I can't find some products mentioned on your site, in the price list?
Our web-site is trying to give full information about all present lenses, cameras and accessories for Kiev cameras. But not all products are produced or available at present time. Price list mentions only products currently available.
What forms of payment are you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), PayPal payments, bank IBAN / SWIFT wire transfers, Western Union and Money Gram transfers. Bank checks and international money orders are also possible, however approval term of money orders and bank checks is six weeks, we don't recommend to use this form of payment.
What are the terms of order processing?
Terms of processing depend on the order. Because the camera completes by customer wish and also taking in account individual requests, that concern different addendums there are a huge amount of available variants of completing and configurations. On the storehouse we keep half-finished product. Finished set is assembled and checked only after receiving the confirmation of order. Therefore terms of producing changes from one week to three or four weeks. The easiest cameras (Kiev 60) complete in short terms, complicated ones (for ex. HARTBLEI 1006 M) for longer terms.