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I don't think so - but architecture is for sure the most common subject for shift-lenses. The "modern" PC-Nikkor's 45 and 85mm with tilt are "Micro-Nikkor"-labeled and great tools for still-lifes and product-photographie.
I hope the small and light PC 35/2.8 will be a good and versatile lens for all kind of subjects.
Btw, Jose did a beautiful flower-close-up with the PC 35/2.8.
I did a test some time ago (D700) to check 35mm f/2.8 PC AIS (last version) performance.
Here is a collage of the crops.
centro = center
angolo = corner (extreme corner)
Ditrection of shift is horizontally.
As if shifted the lens has some field curvature and strong astigmatism, the last column crops have been obtained refocusing on the extreme corner.
Hope this help
Roberto, I'm very glad to hear/read from you again! I recall some of your shots with the PC 35/2.8 (a theatre hall and a tree, if memory serves).
Thanks for sharing your test - very interesting and I took the liberty to save your collage as strictly personal and private used reference.
Hope that's okay, otherwise I would delete "my copy".
It was really cold today and I just shot a couple of frames - handheld and not careful about technical and pictorial quality.
This quick and dirty "test" confirmed your results - the fully shifted) corners are soft, no matter how much the lens is stopped down.
But the corner-softness at f/8 is just a "softness" compared to the "fuzziness" of the PC 28/3.5 under the same conditions.
I was surprised in a positive way about the PC 35/2.8's distortion - the PC 28/3.5 is worse for sure.
Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
very first try of a PC 35/2.8 at f/8 - full shift upwards, Nikon D700
Flickr added a lot of sharpening to this
edit:no distortion-correction applied, just rotated 0.5 degrees to deal with the photographers faultiness, bottom cropped a wee bit