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Fun with MF images 2021

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
@MGrayson , I noticed similar comparing S180 to Pentax 67 300. I prefer the S180.
Jesse,
I'm not expecting to find any optics at the long end that I prefer to the S. I just want something that makes me smile. I looked at Venus once through a century old 9" refractor. I've looked through bigger telescopes and better telescopes, but nothing I've seen has matched the visceral pleasure of that view. I guess I'm chasing that in photography outside the S range, where I have it. (Yeah yeah, photographer, not camera. I know. :rolleyes: But still...)
Matt
 
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tsjanik

Well-known member
This will be old news for many, but for those thinking about a tilt adapter, it might be useful. I tried out a Fotodiox tilt-shift adapter recently. I used a 50R and a Pentax 645 55mm lens. I wish I had had better subject matter, but I was very impressed with the effect of about 5 degrees of tilt. The closest leaves were about 8 ft from the camera. Note the furthest leaves.


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MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
This will be old news for many, but for those thinking about a tilt adapter, it might be useful. I tried out a Fotodiox tilt-shift adapter recently. I used a 50R and a Pentax 645 55mm lens. I wish I had had better subject matter, but I was very impressed with the effect of about 5 degrees of tilt. The closest leaves were about 8 ft from the camera. Note the furthest leaves.


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The rule of thumb (and geometry) for a reasonably level camera at around 5 and 1/2 feet above the ground is 1 degree of tilt for every 30mm of focal length. I'm certainly not arguing with success, but see how 2 degrees tilt works.
Matt
(I think I learned that from Jack F. )
 
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tsjanik

Well-known member
Thanks Matt, that is a handy guideline to know. It may in fact have been less than 5. I focused using live view and only checked the tilt afterward; the adapter is subject to creep without much prompting.
 

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
This is definitely “fun with” rather than art.

I have friends in town. They were going to stay a few days, but one of them had emergency surgery and they're staying for a week in their son's girlfriend's apartment. Got that? Anyway, I was seeing how the patient was recuperating and was asked the inevitable "Why do you need such a big camera?" I took a snapshot of the bed (Leica S(007), S-120mm) and sent it to them after I got home.



Their response was "It makes me relax just looking at it." High praise, indeed!

Matt
 
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f6cvalkyrie

Well-known member
do you have to manually adjust the focus, take a shot, then adjust, shoot, adjust shoot, etc… then use helicon software to merge? I’ve got a DF, and getting a 120 mf macro for it. Mostly to shoot my BW negs. Hadn’t thought about actuallyusing for Macro.
Indeed, that's my workflow ... focus, shoot, refocus, shoot .... you'll need a stable tripod and the subject should not move during the shoot ... works well inside the home or studio, not so much outside where there is always some wind ... I wish you pleasure and success !!!

Stay safe,
Rafael
 
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