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I've just picked up a Pentacon 6 to EOS tilt adapter, and a Mamiya 645 to EOS shift adapter, both from eBay. I'm in the process of converting the Pentacon 6 (P6) to accept Hasselblad C 500-series lenses (HC), and I also have a HC to M645 adapter on the way. I have a Mamiya 645 35/3.5 lens that will get used on the shift adapter for perspective control, and a few P6 and HC lenses that will fit on both the shift and tilt adapters, although I think the tilt will be most valuable for normal and short telephotos. I''ve been too busy travelling and working on my full time job to do anything more than a bit of playing with this new gear, so I hope to make real progress through the fall.
No, I don't have GAS - honest, at least not if you accept my logic. I lost the tilt/shift capability when I sold my LF gear, and I want it back for: (i) perspective control for 35mm and 50mm architecture photos (wider would be nice, but you can't get a wider rectilinear MF lens); and, (ii) plane of focus tilt for "product" photos with normal and short tele lenses (the wider angle lenses have sufficient DOF so that tilt is not so important). I figure the larger image circles of the MF lenses will avoid shift vignetting, plus I can buy a handful of these lenses for less than a pro 35mm T&S lens. Of course, many of the MF lenses don't have resolution as good as the really good 35mm lenses, but I have high hopes for the Hasselblad Planar 80/2.8, so I will be most interested to see if it has much CA when tilted. I'l also compare my M645 35/3.5 (and perhaps a Pentax 645-A 35/3.5) and the Zeiss Jena P6 50mm & 80mm lenses with some of the 35mm competition.
Here's a photo of a Pentacon 6 Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 50mm f/4 on an EOS 5D, with a Pentacon 6 to EOS Tilt adapter from eBay member sellbuyown1959 (no relation to me), tilted to the max. angle of 8 degrees; in this case, it's tilted down.