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p.1 #1 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


I currently have a Arax 80mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift lens with an EOS mount. I like it a lot, but the focal length is a little long. I am thinking about getting a Tilt Shift adapter that will mount non-TS manual focus lenses onto my Canon. I have a choice of quite a few mounts for the lenses to choose from, and I currently have no manual focus lenses in these mounts. I'm wanting to get the lowest price/pretty good picture over any price/absolute best picture, but I don't want crappy lenses. I do like the quality of photos I'm getting from my Arax, for example, and have Rokinon, Contax/Yashica/Minolta/Pentax manual-focus lenses that I think have good quality. So I'm looking for a similar or better kind of lens, at the lowest end of the price scale.

Also, outside of price, which would have the widest variety of lenses, primes in particular?

These are the mounts that are available:
Nikon F
Leica R
M42
Olympus OM
Arax/Pentacon Six/Kiev 60/88CM
Hasselblad
Kiev 88



Oct 02, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


The one that you may want to look into is the Mirex/Mamiya. Similar to your Arax, the larger image circle of the larger format Mamiya M645 lens works well for the T/S movements.

You didn't mention which platform, so I'm assuming FF. In order to cover the film/sensor with T/S movements you'll need to have the larger image circle than native FF glass provides.




Oct 02, 2013 at 04:23 AM
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p.1 #3 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


I have a 60D, so a 1.6 crop. As far as I can tell, the mounts I listed are the only adapters available, but I will look into the possibility of Mirex/Mamiya, thanks.


Oct 02, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Oh I see what you are saying now. A Mirex adapter for Mamiya mount. I will look into that.


Oct 02, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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p.1 #5 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


You have to use a medium format lens as none of the lenses in the 1st 4 listed have the room for a tilt/shift adapter between the lens and body. I agree with Rusty, Mirex/Mamiya is a good place to start.

Mike



Oct 02, 2013 at 08:46 AM
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p.1 #6 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Additional thoughts ... as absolute best quality (at a cost) is not your goal you might consider the Canon EF 24mm TSE Mk1. With the Mk2 out at a higher price but stellar quality the Mk1 may well be available at a reasonable cost on the used market. The Mirex itself is quite pricey before you even start buying lenses.

Canon also make a 45mm TSE if 24mm is too wide. Not sure if there are rumors about a replacement but might be worth checking prices.

Lastly the older Canon 35mm FD TS lens can be modified to fit an EOS body with good infinity focus and it is a very good lens.

Mike



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p.1 #7 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


I agreee with Kent and Mike. I use the TS-E 17/3.5L and 24/3.5L II, as well as Mamiya 645 lenses with the Mirex tilt-shift EOS adapter at 35mm, 55mm, 80mm, 120mm, and 150mm.

Here's some Mamyia/Mirex links you might want to check,

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1229056/0#11699305

I posted a couple of recent example images here,

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1219961/7#11836518



Oct 02, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #8 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Is there a link to the product you guys are talking about?




Oct 02, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Bifurcator wrote:
Is there a link to the product you guys are talking about?



Here is the Mirex link, but it is in German but can be translated:

http://www.mirex-adapter.de/tilt_shift_adapter.htm

Rich



Oct 02, 2013 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #10 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


naturephoto1 wrote:
Here is the Mirex link, but it is in German but can be translated:

http://www.mirex-adapter.de/tilt_shift_adapter.htm

Rich



Cool, thanks man. No need to translate tho, the important bits are understandable to English speakers.

The only info that's missing is the price.




Oct 02, 2013 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #11 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Bifurcator wrote:
Cool, thanks man. No need to translate tho, the important bits are understandable to English speakers.

The only info that's missing is the price.



Here is the page with Mirex pricing:

http://www.mirex-adapter.de/preisliste.htm

By the way, when I go to the pages Google translate ask me if I want to translate. But, I am using Google Chrome as my browser.

Rich



Oct 02, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #12 · Lens mount to choose for Tilt Shift Adapter for Canon EOS?


Thanks!!!

Yeah, I use something called Language Aid which will translate any selectable text that's under the cursor, from any app. I map it to F19 and just press it when needed. The NSA Browser (Google Chrome) isn't really my cup of tea.



Oct 02, 2013 at 01:35 PM





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