I bought the new Alpa 50mm SB Rodenstock HR. I really wanted to get wider than the 80 with the 34mm SB 12deg Tilt/Swing (T/S) adapter. As known, the 34mm T/S cannot mount on the front of the MAX with the Lens Stitch adapter, which, as noted in a previous thread, allows the back to move keeping the lens in a fixed position for stitching. Especially important when using T/S.
The 50mm back lens element hits the inside of the MAX when shifting; the lens must be mounted directly to the MAX's front standard and the rear element is long. It can only be shifted 10mm left or right. With a full size sensor oriented in landscape mode, this pretty much reaches the limits of the 90mm image circle (IC) of the 50mm. HOWEVER, when mounted in portrait orientation, the back can still only be shifted 10mm which is far short of the edge of the IC.
The response from Alpa was that to get full movement with the 50, you had to use the new 17mm 7deg T/S adapter plus the new 17mm extension. Fortunately I have an amazing Alpa dealer (Fotocare) who will work with me on this for the 50. However a major question that I asked to Alpa directly this past Thursday (10/5) is whether the new 17mm SB wide angle lenses (that won't utilize the 17mm extension tube) will also be limited in their shift movement with the MAX because of the rear lens element butting up against the back frame as it shifts.
No answer yet but has anyone had any experience?
Thanks in advance,