Apart from using the HTS 1.5 are there any other options for tilt shift photography for an X1D camera?
Not at the moment, as far as I know. I was told that Hasselblad is considering tilt shift lenses in XCD mount, but nothing official yet.
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If H/B (or Fuji) release T/S lenses for their mirrorless MF platforms, I'm in.
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I doubt that there will be ever shift lens made for medium format again, exept the Schneider 120 mm lens that is only interesting for still life but nothing for architecture. The tilt-shift lenses for bigger formats than 35 mm are simply too expensive to made, see schneider 55mm for Rollei ( it was extremly expensive lens). Mamiya and pentax shift were very good for film-time but now new and much better lensdesigns are needed- see Rodenstock Digarons. Such really good tilt-shift lens would be cost about 8000- 10000 euro. I also was hoping that Mamiya or Pentax would redesign their older shift lenses but nothing happened. I would be happy when I would be wrong becouse I also find the X1D and the Fuji absolutly amazing. A HTS 1.5 new version for X1D system seems very realistic...
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In the short term I'm sure companies like Cambo and Arca-Swiss will release adapters so the X1D can work as a digital back on their cameras that have T/S built in (e.g. Actus).
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I am about to pull the trigger on a Cambo Actus setup. Ever since moving to Phase and the Cambo WRS 5000, I just feel spoiled by the unrestricted movements for my work. So when I am not shooting medium format, I feel like the Actus setup with the Sony A7R2 and the electronic lens board for my Canon TSE lenses would be a pretty great kit.
While I am not really intertested in the X1D at this time, I am interested in the new Fuji medium format camera. I have been wondering what the image circle coverage on the Canon 17mm TSE and 24mm TSE Lii would be like on that particular size medium format sensor, if in fact Cambo even makes a mount for the new fuji.
Anyhow, in my imagination, that would be a pretty good way to get the job done. Mind you that this would really only work with the Fuji because it has a shutter built in. For the X1D you would be using lenses with built in shutters. Also keep in mind that a camera of that size may require the raised mount setup on the Actus like the version on the Actus DB, both front and back.
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Cambo Actus + sony a7rII is a real very small set up and will be still very small with Xd1 and Fuji also, but the problem is that you can only use lenses for this till 32- 35 mm ( digaron-Digitar). the 50 mln chip is perfect for use with Digarons 23-28 mm ( more movements than with big 60-100 mln chip!) and that is only possible with traditional digi back and technical cameras. Digaron W 32 mm is still the lens you would use most but is expensive, Apo digitar 35 m is a great little lens but the movements are limiteted till 10 mm becouse of the strong color cast.
I did some research about Fuji GFX and Cambo / Universalis with Canon lenses on page 5 of this thread: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/medium-f...uji-gfx-5.html
Not as simple as I had hoped.