A7(r) and Nikon 24 PC-E. Crapola, this changes things. I assumed it would work old-school manually via the aperture ring... Guess I have to buy the Canon 24
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I have not noticed any color shift with my A7R and 17mm TS-E. These were processed in lightroom, but white balance, shadows and highlight adjustments mainly, no local adjustments for color.
Nice images just wants me to get this lens even more. Look very detailed as well.
Just saw this thread..
I think mbroomfield is correct, you cannot control the aperture with Nikon's range of tilt/shift lenses..
I have the A7R and was looking at getting the Nikon 45mm but came to the conclusion that it cannot be done after seeing this post..
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED on Sony A7?: Nikon SLR Lens Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
regarding flange tightness of the Mbones: i put a very light grease film on the Mbone surface with considerable success
24PcE Nikon, is really not up to the Canon 24tseII.
45TSE is really bad, don't buy it!
24tseII is very good, if you stay with medium shift f5,6 or 8 are perfect (full shift on the long side need f11).
17tse is really good, same as the 24tseII, but it is definitly toooo wiiiiiiiiide.
You should have a look at the contax pc35, and if you need tilt just add a Hartblei TS adapter sonyE to Canon E...
For longer lenses you should have a look at the medium format lenses+TS adapter, for exemple pentax55 and 75 are very good, and allow large shift...
But you could also look at mamiya or hasselblad and many more...
Regarding the size of the minitechcam option , believe me when you put the sonyA7r+metabonnes+Lbracket+TSE+compendium, on the tripod then it's not small at all ! (it is almost the same size as a cambo+digitar+db)
It's starting to get complicated. I may scrap the idea entirely...
... And go back to 4x5 and film.
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I think the 17 and 24 are a magic combo. I have the 17mm and have seen plenty of images to know the 24mm is a superb lens. Just go for it Jack.
If you want a little longer (and I agree that the 45mm is a dog, at least the copy I owned for a while) then you can get the 35mm FD T/S lens. It is VERY good. No auto aperture of course but with the type of slow photography done with these lenses I don't think it matters too much.
Good luck with your decision.
I can't wait until September when i fly to USA [PNW] and use my A7R + TS17/24 and also Samyang 14mm, stay tuned.
fiddling around with the 24TSE, handheld, f8/1/800 or so; my small terrace in nyc, just to show a nice morning after plant watering
shot angled down a bit:
little lower, closer, camera level, and shifted 10:
tripod and careful viewing and tilt would have been a better example of course
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made a dumbo discovery: the 17 TSE will "focus past infinity" meaning if you set focus on the infinity stop, you have gone too far.
sometimes hard to see in the vf without the mag, even with peaking on.
the focus ring will rotate to the stop until the inf symbol is opposite the mark; however, there is a witness line i overlooked indicating the true alignment point; found the same thing on the 24tse
of course i was running out into the street between traffic to get the shot, so i just set it on the stop...
here is an example:
fortunately, i live close to this shot and can re-shoot.
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My 17mm TSE is on its way. Can't wait. I rented the Metabones IV adapter for now since no one has one to buy. I rented it for 2 weeks so I can shoot a cockpit but rented it longer for my vacation as well to play with.
Right now trying to figure out the best solution for filters like a CP and ND Fotodiox wonderpana 145 looks pretty good. The lee filter system will vignette with 100mm filters or I could buy a extra lens cap and there is a way to get a 82mm filter but not sure if it vignettes or not.
Would love to hear what folks are doing and what they like. The wonderpana does not vignette and also gives you a hood built in to protect from stray light and protect the element. It takes 145mm filters which are big but just like to leave the hood on all the time and add filters as I need them. Makes for a big lens even bigger for transporting around..
Thoughts please on filter setups
I'm sorry I even opened the computer this morning! Here I was all set to pull the trigger on the Tamron 150-500 and now I'm rethinking the 17mm TSE makes more sense. The Tamron was going to be used for IR wildlife and I could change filters to fit what I was after. My thinking was to wait until the Sony mount came in and pick up the A to E mount as well as a 720 and 830 filter. All that went out the window as I figured I'd get more use out of the 17 and at the same time using the wonderpana still be able to add filters.
Crap - now I have to figure which lens I want first. As I'm writing this I also figured that I could get the Canon mount in the Tamron and only need the one adaptor.
Right now I'm also interested in hearing how well the wonderpana 145 does with filters and vignette...
you saw this from Lee (down the page a bit) about the 17mm TS? allows half the shift.
and this for the nikon (says no 150mm polarizers available)
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i'm gonna monkey around with my Lee filter setup (for MF) and what gives. maybe a lens adapter will get most of it. 17mm is w-i-d-e, so probably need the 150mm filter size; at least i can figure out the size required
Fotodiox Pro 145mm Ultra Slim Multi-Coated Circular Polarizer (MC-CPL) Filter - Pro1 Multi-Coated CPL Filter there is also a lower cost uncoated version. So 150mm filters may be an overkill.
What i am picking up shortly from B&H:
#FOWP145KC17: wonderpana system 145filter holder for 17mmTSE; which takes the:
#FOCPWP145: 145 mm circular polarizer for the above.
the #FOWP66KC17 system 66 is the same as the first item, except that it adds the ND filter bracket.;
that bracket is available separately as an accessory to the first item as well: FO66HBWPFA wide holder bracket; takes 6 X 8-1/2 filters
John The one big question I have is the ND filters the round circular ones which BTW I just learned that you can add a extra filter to the front end via the filter threads so you can actually use a CPL and ND round filter together on top of each other. The question I have is will you get a color shift with the ND filters. Both Lee and Hitech have Pro NDs that say no color shift. The issue with the 100mm filter system from Lee and Hitech is you will get only about 50 percent of movements which i can almost deal with. I found something else out too not related but interesting is if you have the 17mm buy the 1.4 canon converter and get a 24 TSE out of it. Sure you lose one stop but I read its just as good as buying the 24 so you can save some money.
I like the the Wonderpana but if your out there getting it today, I would love to hear all about it. My canon 17mm comes tomorrow and metabones IV I rented but heck Im tempted to sell my 24 ZA lens and invest in a Canon 1.4, Metabones IV and a filter system which would work for both the 17mm and converted 24mm TSE.
Im very curious about all this but I have not used any Lee filters to date in 100mm either. We need some real guidance on the ND's as I have used one that did not cut out the IR and the images sucked.
Thanks Joe. I just looked further into it and a few folks said the same thing. Getting a lot of mixed signals out there on the net.
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Joe reading more and apparently these tests I am reading where done with the Version II TC not the Version III TC which from my reading is far far better with no CA and distortion. Im tempted to try it. Maybe i should rent the TC first before I get really crazy. LOL
Issue is my need for the 24mm F2 fast lens is taken care of with my A77II and Sigma 18-35 1.8 Art which i can dedicate the A7r now to more landscape, commercial work and any speed cam I need I can just switch to the A77II which Im fine with 24mpx APS with
From Tim at lens rentals
The Canon 1.4X TC III is a great option if you need more reach with your compatible telephoto lens. While previous generations had a very noticeable affect on image quality and AF performance, the TC III is huge leap forward. When used with a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, image quality and AF remains very high. Throw it on a Canon supertele, and you’d be hard-pressed to notice a difference. However, as a general rule, remember that low light does not mix well with teleconverters. You will see focus hunting.
Guy, I'm sure I've read that the 17mm TS-E gives better results with the MK2 tele-converter rather than the MK3. I remember thinking 'good' when I read it because I have the MK2 and not the MK3. Unfortunately I've never tried the 17mm with a converter because I also have the 24 TS-E. If I have time in the next few days I'll investigate on the A7R.
That be great Bob love to know how it would compare.
Of course we could always throw it in crop mode but your down to a 16mpx file.
You guys are killing me. Lol
Better be out shooting images. LOL
My 17mm TSE due to the post office inability to actually ship something is delayed a day or two.
I ordered a Canon 1.4 III. I just have to see for myself.
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I've had the 17 and 24vII TSE's since they came out, and I have the 1.4x vII and III. Using the 17 with either isn't a good option, and I'm hard pressed to tell the difference. It's better than using the 24vI TSE, but not close enough to the 24TSEvII.
On the other hand, using the 24TSE vII with the 1.4vIII is a lot better than the 45, but not as good as the FD 35TS. The 24TSE vII with the 2xvIII is better than the 45, but in the end not good enough.
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Cool part is focus peaking
Well the 17mm arrived and man Oh man is it a sweetie. LOVE and I MEAN LOVE the movements on it.
Here is a 3 shot stitch the full 12mm to the right and left with a 1/2 a degree of tilt.
Exactly what came out
Than my crop to taste
I did these in C1 but once again C1 failed me and I will have to turn to LR when using this lens as there is no profile and you can see a slight bit of distortion but if I did it in LR you would not see that.
Totally impressed at the corner sharpness. Ill just call it the best wide for corners bar none except maybe a tech cam lens this for such a wide angle lens like this.
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That hard light change in the ceiling is really there in case you where wondering all mixed light here. To lazy to drag out the lighting gear and just wanted to do a quick test on it
Shot on the A7r 2.5 seconds ISO 100 at F11
I get the Canon 1.4 extender tommorrow and plan on running a test on it to see how it does.
hold off on a tripod mount; i expect to make an L-plate that will mount to the metabones adapter
John that be great. I just have a plate on it now but no question you want to balance this with the metabones as the plant to the tripod. Much better balance that way and a L bracket would work great in both vert and horiz. Positions
When you get a chance could you please post some %100 crop from the corners.
I really appreciate that. Thanks.