Quote:Interesting is, that tilt and shift can be done in different orientations - this is unique in Nikon's PC lens range.Well, yes, but not a unique feature in the market. You could buy 3rd party lenses that featured this for ages already - think of the Hartblei Super-Rotators for example, also the (insanely huge and expensive) Schneider Kreuznach T/S lenses can adjust tilt and shift directions independently. Same applies to the (very affordable in comparison) Samyang 24mm TS.
In Nikkor land, you either surrendered being stuck to one direction (and had it changed at a Nikon service point if necessary) or were bold enough to change it yourself... all it needs to do this on the PC-E 24 is a tiny screw driver (and nerves made of steel if you had to switch on site...). I guess, quite a few Nikon shooters rather went for the Samyang instead.