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mirkoc
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


http://i038.radikal.ru/1004/f5/e3fce3256f9c.jpg
I was trying to get both the couple and the roof in focus but there was not enough tilt available.


I looks to me that you tilted too much for the desired effect. Am I wrong?



Apr 10, 2010 at 01:55 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


mirkoc wrote:
I looks to me that you tilted too much for the desired effect. Am I wrong?


Too much swing?


Edited on Apr 11, 2010 at 03:49 PM · View previous versions



Apr 10, 2010 at 04:48 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Unless you were trying for a different effect you tilted with the lens in the wrong orientation. You tilted horizontally right? I think you should have treated the couple as the foreground and the roof as the background and just tilted vertically.

You may still have not had enough tilt but the photo wouldn't have looked so odd...(again, unless that's what you wanted )

Mike



Apr 10, 2010 at 06:18 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Jacob D wrote:
The adapter was $125 new, the lens was $95 used on eBay (I made an offer below their asking price and they accepted it). With shipping costs it adds up to $270


If I only knew that when I purchased my Mirex.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Apr 11, 2010 at 08:37 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Yakim,

Come on now, you can tilt AND shift and have quite an arsenal of lenses to choose from... hardly any reason to be upset



Apr 11, 2010 at 06:32 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Yeah, but I mostly tilt and that arsenal of lenses is costly.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Apr 12, 2010 at 07:13 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


rtallent wrote:
I'm really glad to see this thread! The TS-E 90 is one of my most used lenses for general purpose photography, not just tilt/shift stuff. Whenever I use it I always feels like I'm using an alt lens, due to the manual focus and character of the lens and wish I could post here. Thanks

Here are a few recent ones, all 5DMkII:

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/121729656/original.jpg
(some tilt)



Old Campag stuff makes my heart flutter....



Apr 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


mcbroomf wrote:
Unless you were trying for a different effect you tilted with the lens in the wrong orientation. You tilted horizontally right? I think you should have treated the couple as the foreground and the roof as the background and just tilted vertically.

You may still have not had enough tilt but the photo wouldn't have looked so odd...(again, unless that's what you wanted )

Mike

This adapter allows tilting in any direction, so I did it roughly at 45 degrees.



Apr 13, 2010 at 02:18 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Guys, I'm a total noob when it comes to TS so bear with me. I saw that Arax and Hartblei both make tilt adapter for native Nikon and Canon mount lenses. Why don't we go that route? I understand that you can only get the tilt effect in this case.


Apr 13, 2010 at 03:07 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


ht1948 wrote:
Guys, I'm a total noob when it comes to TS so bear with me. I saw that Arax and Hartblei both make tilt adapter for native Nikon and Canon mount lenses. Why don't we go that route? I understand that you can only get the tilt effect in this case.



I wonder how those will work due to the smaller image circle of the 35mm lens? Also worth noting is that those adapters all carry the "macro" designation.



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


aoluain wrote:
5D + Pentax 645 33-55 + Zoerk PSA


Hi Alan, nice photos and website. You have some great images.

How do you like the Pentax 645 33-55? I'm shooting the 35 FA and I've wondered about the zoom.

thanks

Mike



Apr 13, 2010 at 07:31 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Some beautiful examples. Prashant, I loved them all! Mind sharing some of the locations? Specifically, the first forest with those brilliant greens, and the lake? Mcbroom, I loved the sand ripples with the grass in the mid-ground, and the cemetery was great. Very moody. Liked the first Campy shot too. Making me drool. Somewhere out there is a guy driving a brown truck bringing my new 5D2 closer and closer every day. When it gets here it's going to be married to the 90mm TS-E for at least a couple weeks, especially if I can get some free time on my hands! I need to look into something wider as well.



Apr 13, 2010 at 08:40 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Oasisbill, then you will want to stay well clear of 60s and 70s sand-casted Ducati/ Guzzi/ Morini engine parts..and a thank you for the photos in this thread to all.




Apr 14, 2010 at 07:07 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


No shift in any of this but tilt in most; all TS-E 90 (on tubes):

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593369/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593368/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593373/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593366/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593367/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593370/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/123593375/medium.jpg

(seems to be something wrong with pBase, can't get two of them to display in proper size - follow the links to pBase for original sizes)



Apr 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


I'm still waiting on my lens to show up, but I received my Arax P-6 to EF adapter and the build quality seems very decent. I read about the issues with the stops not being properly aligned as well as the shiny reflective screws on the inner diameter.

Mine doesn't appear to have the issue with the stops. When mounted to my camera it has a stop at 12 o'clock, then 2 or 3 (I don't recall) stops between each 90 degree increment. If the stops are misaligned it is not enough to be able to tell with a basic visual inspection.

The screws on the inside don't have a shiny metallic finish, but not exactly matte black either. A Sharpie should easily fix this.

It arrived relatively quickly. I used the $15 shipping option (there is no indication on the website which option should be used) and this may have had to do with the way it was packaged but I don't know. It was sent in a very thinly padded envelope.. luckily no damage. Can't wait for my lens now! I'll be sure to post some photos once everything is in hand.



Apr 22, 2010 at 09:52 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


rtallent,

Very nice examples showing why the TS-E 90 is my favorite Canon lens... followed by the TS-E 45.

Really love the glow in this one!

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/113343716/original.jpg

Beautifully rendered!:

http://www.pbase.com/rtallent/image/121729656/original.jpg



Apr 23, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Thanks, mh2000! Hopefully a few more soon. Just returned from a short trip to a place that has flowers out so when I get a little time I'll process and post.

Bob



Apr 25, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


I sent the folks at Mirex an email requesting a price quote and ordering info for the Mamiya/EOS T/S adapter, but also considering the Mark II version the Canon 24mm T/S. Other than the ability to use multiple lenses on the Mirex, and the large cost difference between it and the Canon lens, are there any other pros/cons to using something like the Mirex versus the Canon lens?

I was considering buying the Canon lens a few more months down the road, but the Mirex has piqued my curiosity. Pretty much the only reason that I'm considering the Canon now is I fear that our "leaders" will soon slap us with a Euro-style VAT which will most definitely place this lens on the "forget" list.



Apr 25, 2010 at 02:56 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


One thing to ponder, considering this forum is such a fan of the Zeiss look, is that you can use the Mirex for Hasselblad Zeiss lenses. Zeiss and Canon have a different look, and that is worth consideration. The Hasselblad apparently has a bigger image circle than the Mamiya, and that is another factor to consider for tilt and shift, although there are some very strong proponents of Mamiya on the forum as well. The only thing about Hasselblad is that the widest lens available is the 40mm I believe, but that happens to be a very good lens and a good focal length for panoramic stitches in my view. 40mm is a lot different that 17 or even 24, though.


Apr 25, 2010 at 03:25 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Alternative Tilt & Shift Thread


Mike Ganz wrote:
I sent the folks at Mirex an email requesting a price quote and ordering info for the Mamiya/EOS T/S adapter, but also considering the Mark II version the Canon 24mm T/S. Other than the ability to use multiple lenses on the Mirex, and the large cost difference between it and the Canon lens, are there any other pros/cons to using something like the Mirex versus the Canon lens?

I was considering buying the Canon lens a few more months down the road, but the Mirex has piqued my curiosity. Pretty much the only reason that I'm considering the Canon now
...Show more

What is the widest MF lens you can find? 35mm? 30mm? I haven't looked that hard but if you need a 24mm TS and you can afford the Canon it seems like an easy choice to me. The optics of the Canon should outshine most, if not all of the competition from a technical standpoint, but as said above if there is a certain look you're after...



Apr 26, 2010 at 02:56 AM
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