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Guy Mancuso
7th March 2010, 05:03
This is a older design and been around for some time now but I recently bought it from Jack and finally found the time to actually try the darn thing. On my P40+ a 3 shot stitch equals a 28mm focal length going horizontal but obviously cuts the middle of the frame out. Not doing any art here just wanted to see what happens.

So here is a 28mm shot of the area

http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/1/cf006495.jpg

Now with the 50mm shifted out completely

Left Side

http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/1/cf006498.jpg

Middle which is no shift just straight

http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/1/cf006497.jpg

Right side which you have to shift than rotate the lens around

http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/1/cf006496.jpg

Than stitch all three in CS4 and with a very minimal amount of cropping. I was not exactly dead on square here. Like a flat wall would be. But a very good result

3 shot stitch
http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/1/untitled_panorama1.jpg

As you can see it cut the top and bottom of the 28mm framing but gave me about a 100 mpx file

Guy Mancuso
7th March 2010, 05:05
Yes I tried to rip that darn pole out which would have made this a decent image. Oh well it's a test. Now time to go put it to good use

Jack
7th March 2010, 05:07
Can I have it back now?

:ROTFL:

Guy Mancuso
7th March 2010, 05:13
No way dude. LOL

One thing also is the ability to be high on a ladder leveled so no converging lines looking down but keeping the lens straight and just lowering the lens for framing. This is a great advantage sometime when shooting. Some would say you can fix that in CS4. But just not the same, no need to twist your files in a knot.

19th March 2010, 00:04
I just wanted to share my experience with that fantastic 50mm. Great lens with beautiful sharpness corner to corner, i think it's better then the 35mm by far. Here is an example, P45+, 35mm cropped for a 6x12 format look like and 100% segments. Then 50mm shifted all the way to the right and all the way to the left, stitched and cropped for 6x12.
Michele

DolphinDan
2nd June 2011, 16:43
Hi Guy,

I just got this lens and am not clear on how to shift the opposite/right way. Can you please elaborate or show a couple of pics about what you mean when you say "rotate the lens around"?

Namaste
Daniel

GrahamWelland
2nd June 2011, 23:22
Hi Guy,

I just got this lens and am not clear on how to shift the opposite/right way. Can you please elaborate or show a couple of pics about what you mean when you say "rotate the lens around"?

Namaste
Daniel

Daniel,

I also use this lens and what you have to do is set the shift to the left or right depending upon which way up you have it mounted. Then, you literally rotate the entire assembly around (there's some tension in the lens assembly) so that your shifted lens is now on the other side. The trick is doing it without shifting your focus setting since you have to rotate the lens by holding it close to the body.

Hope that helps.

DolphinDan
11th June 2011, 17:20
Thanks Graham,

That did the trick. For some reason I could not rotate the lens 180 degrees freehand, but when I attached it to the camera it rotated just fine. Who knows why...; the main thing is, it works. Thanks for your help :-)

Namaste
Daniel

Smoothjazz
8th November 2012, 18:45
Is theis lens the Mamiya Sekor C 50mm f4 shift lens? Would you recommend it for use with a phase 645 camera?
Thanks for your input.

John

Michiel Schierbeek
5th October 2015, 01:48
Ren into this very old thread googling for this lens and guess what: Guy touched and tested it already a long time ago for me. ;)

I just found one, converted to a Hasselblad mount and I am going to use it with an adapter on my Pentax 645Z.
Looking forward to this.

bensonga
22nd January 2017, 14:36
Just bought one of these in very nice condition to use on my 645DF with the P25+ back. I am looking forward to trying it out someday, if it ever stops snowing here. Really wishing I was in AZ etc now with conditions like those in Guy's photos above.

Gary

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/mamiya_50mm_shift-01.jpg

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/mamiya_50mm_shift-02.jpg

I like to leave this part of our deck untouched to see how much accumulates, but I will have to clean it off soon.
We still have at least 3 months of winter yet to come.
http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/snow_on_our_front_deck_01-22-17.jpg

nikonf
26th January 2018, 17:45
Gary,

How do you like the Mamiya 50mm f4 Shift lens? It looks almost brand new?
Where can these be found - on eBay in Japan?

Thanks,
Mike

Just bought one of these in very nice condition to use on my 645DF with the P25+ back. I am looking forward to trying it out someday, if it ever stops snowing here. Really wishing I was in AZ etc now with conditions like those in Guy's photos above.

Gary

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/mamiya_50mm_shift-01.jpg

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/mamiya_50mm_shift-02.jpg

I like to leave this part of our deck untouched to see how much accumulates, but I will have to clean it off soon.
We still have at least 3 months of winter yet to come.
http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/9/4/3/snow_on_our_front_deck_01-22-17.jpg

bensonga
26th January 2018, 21:13
Hi Mike. Yes, an eBay seller in Japan is where I found mine and it is indeed in like new condition. Thus far, I haven't used it as much as I should have, but from most accounts (including the comments/review from Guy and Jack here and elsewhere), it should be a very good lens.

Gary

f6cvalkyrie
17th September 2018, 23:49
I just bought one from Ebay Germany to cover my needs for a wide-angle lens ... really looking forward to put it to use ...

C U,
Rafael