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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 →
The Mirex/Mamiya route has two disadvantages.
1. The widest rectilinear lens you can use is the 35/3.5. Fabulous lens but may not wide enough. I have a 7D and it's a real PITA. You have a 5D2 so it's much less of an issue. There's also the 24/4 but it's a fisheye lens and trying to straighten the verticals if you shift it may be a challenge (don't know from personal experience).
2. The axis are 90 degrees from each other. That means that if you want to shift and tilt in the same direction you can't do that. Only the 17/4 TS and 24/3.5 TS II can do that. However, with 35mm lenses and up, I haven't found it to be an issue.
So, as I see it, the main issue is FL. If you can live with 35mm limitation, the Mirex/Mamiya route is a no brainer. It is well made, the Mamiya lenses have superb IQ and BQ and the whole pack would cost you a lot less. If you can't, the two aforementioned Canon lenses are your only choices.