Tilt and shift lens with adaptor using XP1

Started May 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rod McD
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Re: Tilt and shift lens with adaptor using XP1
In reply to baobob, May 17, 2013

Hi again Baobob,

Agreed about the expense.  I must admit that when the question was first posted about using a Canon or Nikon TS lens on the adapter, the thought occurred that if you already own one, you presumably already own the matching FF DSLR.  I'm not sure why you'd use the lens on a mirror-less with half the sensor area (even if you can).  I suppose you might still be interested in the smaller size of the mirror-less, but when you add the bulk of a TS lens to your kit, whatever saving you've made in size and weight  starts to look relatively small.

OTOH, those really old Nikon 35mmf2.8  shift-only lenses are quite small - you could put one of those on an XE1/XP1 with your adapter and get tilt as well.  They're reported to be optically quite good too.......  They'd have the FOV of a 50mm - not much good for shift, but still quite appropriate to tilt.....  And they're not that dear these days - people want wider shift lenses.

Cheers, Rod

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