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Keen to see a youtube video by someone comparing the AF.

I use my 100s for both landscapes & weddings and if the af is decently improved I'm onboard.

If anyone sees a youtube vid at some point comparing them please link




Sep 12, 2023 at 07:04 PM
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You will have to wait and now a days I don't trust all these youtubers. Most are there to sing company songs.


Sep 12, 2023 at 07:17 PM
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molson wrote

The old EVF tilt adapters are failure-prone, so be careful buying a used one.


Really? I never heard that. Mine works well even after extensive travel.



Sep 12, 2023 at 08:44 PM
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I am verry happy where I am at with the current 100s and lenses...but I know many of you are craving the TS lens


Sep 12, 2023 at 09:23 PM
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Jeffrey wrote:
Really? I never heard that. Mine works well even after extensive travel.


i also have one fro the original 50 and have used also with the 100 with no problem and have never heard of any with problems



Sep 12, 2023 at 09:39 PM
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mike reid wrote:
I am verry happy where I am at with the current 100s and lenses...but I know many of you are craving the TS lens


Same here. I have an adapted Pentax 35 with T/S adapter and if I start using it a lot more the 30 T/S may get interesting but I'm just really happy with the 100S and my lenses. I have an eye the wide angle zoom maybe at some point. I think the 100 ii looks like a great camera and the speed should make it more appealing for many FF users. I know many will like the grip and detachable EVF but I'm quite happy with the 100S. Nice updates to the GFX system and the 55/1.7 sure is tempting

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Sep 12, 2023 at 09:57 PM
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Driving into the studio this morning the phone rang and it said Samy's was calling. Damion on the line asking me what I wanted to buy. I told him I'll take the 30 mil and the new body. Looks like the body will be in first. Looking forward to it all, and bought the 250 from someone here on FM. That sucker just pops into focus, plus it's pretty damned crispy.


Sep 13, 2023 at 02:12 AM
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that 55mm is sweet...come to momma!


Sep 13, 2023 at 03:54 AM
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gavincato wrote:
Keen to see a youtube video by someone comparing the AF.

I use my 100s for both landscapes & weddings and if the af is decently improved I'm onboard.

If anyone sees a youtube vid at some point comparing them please link



Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for but it's a decent job. 'Seems' like a pretty solid upgrade in many ways - particularly the video capability and overall speed.




Sep 13, 2023 at 03:33 PM
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rbf_ wrote:
... I have an adapted Pentax 30 T/S


May I ask which lens you mean? Do you mean the Arsat in P645 mount?




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thrice wrote:
May I ask which lens you mean? Do you mean the Arsat in P645 mount?



I have the Pentax-A 645 35mm with a T/S adapter. Made a typo with the 30.



Sep 13, 2023 at 06:19 PM
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rbf_ wrote:
I have the Pentax-A 645 35mm with a T/S adapter. Made a typo with the 30.


Thanks for clearing that up. I kept looking for a Pentax 30mm shift and there were none.




Sep 13, 2023 at 06:36 PM
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rbf_ wrote:
I have the Pentax-A 645 35mm with a T/S adapter. Made a typo with the 30.


For people who don't want to spend what the new GF 30mm tilt-shift costs, the Pentax-A 645 35/3.5 is still a great option. I've poured over some RAFs from the new 30mm and they are superb, as they should be. But used within its limits the old Pentax still delivers if you don't shift more than ~10 mm, for a fraction of the weight and the cost.



Sep 13, 2023 at 09:27 PM
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Jeffrey wrote:
Really? I never heard that. Mine works well even after extensive travel.


Same here, bought it bunch of years ago, still works.



Sep 13, 2023 at 09:50 PM
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rdeloe wrote:
For people who don't want to spend what the new GF 30mm tilt-shift costs, the Pentax-A 645 35/3.5 is still a great option. I've poured over some RAFs from the new 30mm and they are superb, as they should be. But used within its limits the old Pentax still delivers if you don't shift more than ~10 mm, for a fraction of the weight and the cost.


Rob, you would be a very good candidate to test out the Fuji 30mm TSE and compare it with your existing Pentax glass but I know Fuji will only send these lenses to the "youtubers". Maybe you should have your own channel, your write ups are quite good.



Sep 13, 2023 at 09:53 PM
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Rob, you would be a very good candidate to test out the Fuji 30mm TSE and compare it with your existing Pentax glass but I know Fuji will only send these lenses to the "youtubers". Maybe you should have your own channel, your write ups are quite good.


I would like to try it out to satisfy my curiosity. But if the only way to do that is to be a YouTuber, then that's not happening. To do a good job on YouTube is a lot of work. Plus I have a voice that is meant for text media.

I will make some predictions though....

(1) It's going to be a winner. I looked at some files, including one that had shift. Unless something totally bush league is going on with this lens, it's going to kill it. There is no alternative for GFX photographers. If there was a 28-32mm lens that could be adapted to a digital view camera with a GFX on the back and provide 15mm of high quality shift, I would own it already. There are options for people using medium format backs, but nothing that works on a digital view camera with GFX.

* I've tried every option at 28mm, and I use the Leica/Schneider Kreuznach PC Super Angulon 28/2.8. It's sharp and good enough into the corners at f/11, but it gives maximum 4mm of shift. It's not a solution for architectural photographers who use GFX.

* I'm a Pentax-A 645 35/3.5 enthusiast. I've owned all three Pentax 645 35mm lenses, and have done side-by-side comparisons. Overall, for tilt-shift work, I still think the original A is the best of the three. But from looking at the sample RAFs I could find from the 30mm, I'm confident in saying that the Pentax-A 35/3.5 is not in the same league as the Fuji 30mm T/S. That's not a criticism of the old Pentax. I still think it's a minor miracle how good that thing is. I do not leave home without it, and it appears often in just about every project I do. It's small, it's light, it's excellent at f/11, and it gives me ~10 mm of good shift. But the Fuji 30mm looks to be another level. Plus it's wider, and it has a much bigger image circle. If it shifts cleanly to 15mm, that will be phenomenal for architectural types. As a bonus, 15mm is more than enough for flat stitching to the angle of view of a 22.5mm lens on GFX.

(2) Cost is not going to be a barrier. If you need this lens for your professional work, you're going to buy it. You've probably ordered it already. People who can't write it off as a business expense will have more trouble, unless they have deep pockets. But for professionals who actually need what it does, it's a no brainer.

(3) The used market for this lens is going to be decent. I anticipate that a lot of non-professional enthusiasts with money are going to buy the lens, and discover that it's hard to use and heavy. After spending some time on their shelves, their lenses will make it to the used market. I do hope that tons are sold new though so that Fuji will view tilt/shift as a viable market and make more.

(4) I expect that if people have complaints in reviews, it's going to be about the controls. Tilt-shift lenses have lots of controls, and they can be fiddly and tricky to use. Hopefully Fuji didn't cheap out on the knobs, levers and switches, and they feel robust and are easy to use. Reviewers will let us know. Watch for Keith Cooper's review.

(5) Finally, I predict I'm not going to buy it. I don't like tilt-shift lenses. I much prefer the workflow of my F-Universalis. What I really want is for someone to come out with a 30-32 mm lens with a big image circle that I can hack for my setup. In the meantime, because I use tilt and swing much more than large shift movements, I do fine with my Leica PC Super-Angulon 28/2.8 and Pentax-A 645 35/3.5. Who knows though. Maybe my predictions are worthless.



Sep 14, 2023 at 07:26 AM
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rdeloe wrote:
I would like to try it out to satisfy my curiosity. But if the only way to do that is to be a YouTuber, then that's not happening. To do a good job on YouTube is a lot of work. Plus I have a voice that is meant for text media.


I'm hoping to post my Contax 645 35/3.5 review by tomorrow.. maybe we can work out a collaboration at some point on the S-K lens. Your images and notes, and I put it into a YT video. Would love to get my hands on the S-K lens to test, but I rarely do much shifting, and I'm not buying it just to review :P

Am excited for the GF 30 T/S but it will be a rental for me when I feel like playing with it. $4,000 buys a lot of rental time!





Sep 14, 2023 at 07:41 AM
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BrandonSi wrote:
I'm hoping to post my Contax 645 35/3.5 review by tomorrow.. maybe we can work out a collaboration at some point on the S-K lens. Your images and notes, and I put it into a YT video. Would love to get my hands on the S-K lens to test, but I rarely do much shifting, and I'm not buying it just to review :P

Am excited for the GF 30 T/S but it will be a rental for me when I feel like playing with it. $4,000 buys a lot of rental time!


I look forward to seeing your Contax review. A colleague who compared his Actus version to the Pentax-A 645 35/3.5 thought they were quite close. Both have moustache distortion, but Capture One has correction profiles (I'm told) for the Contax. Without correction, the moustache distortion is a major problem for people who take pictures of things that have straight lines in them. I rarely worry about it in my work.

Are you shifting your Contaxt, and if so, how are you doing that on GFX given the need for electronic control? Are you using the Actus version? If so, I'm interested in corner performance. To make their Actus version, they have ignored the floating elements (I presume), which means short distance performance in the edges and corners should be weak.

If by S-K lens you mean the Leica/Schneider PC Super-Angulon 28/2.8, my situation is a bit different. I ripped it apart and use only the parts in front of the shift adapter. That makes my results not necessarily transferable to other people because adaptation solves some problems and creates new ones.



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rdeloe wrote:
I look forward to seeing your Contax review. A colleague who compared his Actus version to the Pentax-A 645 35/3.5 thought they were quite close. Both have moustache distortion, but Capture One has correction profiles (I'm told) for the Contax. Without correction, the moustache distortion is a major problem for people who take pictures of things that have straight lines in them. I rarely worry about it in my work.

Are you shifting your Contaxt, and if so, how are you doing that on GFX given the need for electronic control? Are you using the Actus version? If so, I'm interested
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Ah, gotcha.. that makes sense, hadn't heard of many using it on the GFX platform.

I am not shifting the Contax 645, was more coming at it from the perspective of a budget wide-angle with AF for the GFX platform. Capture One does have a lens correction profile, and it is detected correctly from what I can see (set to manufacturer profile in C1, and manually changing it to the Contax 35 3.5 profile has no visible change to the image).



Sep 14, 2023 at 09:55 AM
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BrandonSi wrote:
Ah, gotcha.. that makes sense, hadn't heard of many using it on the GFX platform.

I am not shifting the Contax 645, was more coming at it from the perspective of a budget wide-angle with AF for the GFX platform. Capture One does have a lens correction profile, and it is detected correctly from what I can see (set to manufacturer profile in C1, and manually changing it to the Contax 35 3.5 profile has no visible change to the image).


I've heard good things about that lens from lots of people. A friend of mine was particularly impressed with the way it transition from in-focus to out-of-focus.



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