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    Tilt adapter

    Finally, curiosity won me over and I bought an E to OM tilt adapter (the cheapest- they are all the same sold by different vendors ~$35/shipped). It needs to be held in place with one hand, even the light weight OM lenses make it droop but it works amazingly well. When I recall how only one company supplied such ball and socket tilt adapters (prices >$500!) until few years ago, this is a very luxurious position to be in.

    OM 50/1.2 and OM 85/2 are even more delicious with the added tilt (A7R).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Finally, curiosity won me over and I bought an E to OM tilt adapter (the cheapest- they are all the same sold by different vendors ~$35/shipped). It needs to be held in place with one hand, even the light weight OM lenses make it droop but it works amazingly well. When I recall how only one company supplied such ball and socket tilt adapters (prices >$500!) until few years ago, this is a very luxurious position to be in.

    OM 50/1.2 and OM 85/2 are even more delicious with the added tilt (A7R).



    Seriously ,looking forward to results from this combo.
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    +1
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    Vivek - interesting - I bought a couple (one for OM the other for NF) from the seller below - no droop at all in fact quite solid
    Tilt Olympus Lens TO Sony E Mount Body Adapter FOR NEX 7 NEX 5N NEX 3C NEX 3 | eBay
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    Re: Tilt adapter

    Here, Carl and K-H. Just horsing around with a new toy.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    Sony A7R, Olympus OM 85/2, f/4, ISO2000, 1/20s, free hand, 8 deg tilt

    It is dinner time and a small portion of lightly steamed broccoli (sorry could not do any mouth watering deserts).


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    Sony A7R, Olympus Zuiko Macro 50/3.5, f/11, ISO100, 2s, Digilux table pod, 8 deg tilt, remote shutter release

    The "ker ching" shutter of the A7R did not disturb any of the subjects! :-)

    With the focus peaking feature on, it is so easy to find the plane of focus as the tilt is adjusted and/or the adapter rotated.
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    Re: Tilt adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Shac View Post
    Vivek - interesting - I bought a couple (one for OM the other for NF) from the seller below - no droop at all in fact quite (sorry stiff)
    Tilt Olympus Lens TO Sony E Mount Body Adapter FOR NEX 7 NEX 5N NEX 3C NEX 3 | eBay
    Shac (Is it David or Peter?), That is the one, bought for a cheaper price.

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    Looks promising, Vivek! Do you see any signs of vignetting or loss of sharpness in the periphery when tilting?

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    The broccoli has a 3 D look to me. Well done. Still do not get why we should get one, but I will study the for sale items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Shac (Is it David or Peter?), That is the one, bought for a cheaper price.
    Must be a QC issue
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    Re: Tilt adapter

    without and with tilt adapter & 24/2.8 Ais Nikkor @ f4, Nex 6


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    Re: Tilt adapter

    Is it good enough for extending DOF for landscape shooting? Normally, this only requires about 1 degree of downward tilt with a dedicated TS lens like the Canon 24mm TSE.
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    You nailed, Carl. One of the things I am interested in checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Pfister View Post
    Looks promising, Vivek! Do you see any signs of vignetting or loss of sharpness in the periphery when tilting?
    Initial impressions are no odd/ill effects are seen. I have had this only for a few hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shac View Post
    Must be a QC issue
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    Yup. Even for the price, it seems that it will not fall part like the Zoerk adapter.

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    Vivek

    The broccoli has a 3 D look to me. Well done. Still do not get why we should get one, but I will study the for sale items.
    The post is not to urge anyone to buy such things, Lou. Just pointing out one more possibility with the A7/7R. The tilt/shift stuff is often frustrating and only the patient are rewarded.

    I am sorry about the kitchen lighting. It should look better with proper/ deliberate lighting.

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    Thanks, Vivek! Has anyone tried the Kipon tilt-shift adapter? Looks interesting, too, but costs quite a bit more. Can be found on fleabay.

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    Re: Tilt adapter

    Ron, I think shifting (of 35mm SLR lenses) would create major problems with vignetting dark frames, color issues, etc. Tilt is less of a problem. I would like tilt and shift in the same axis and not perpendicular to each other. This is impossible with the Kipon or the Mirex (of which the Kipon is a knock off) adapters since there isn't much room.

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    Thanks, Vivek! Yes, I'm aware of that. But the shift looks like it would be worthwhile for use on my NEXes. I was considering the Mirex for my D800E for a while, but after conversing with folks familiar with the MTF characteristics of readily available used MF lenses, I decided against it. The Kipon for E-mount is a different kettle of fish altogether, because I wouldn't have to buy any new lenses to use it with. Tempting...

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    I've had one of those (tilt only) for both E and m4/3 (OM) for a while although mine is the one that rotates to tilt it (so it semi-locks in position). I had a ball and socket type but it wouldn't lock so I returned it.

    Kipon now make a T/S adapter for Nikon to E mount that is a Mirex knockoff. I use one with the 25/2.8 and 18/4 distagons to Nex (ZF.1, and C/Y with Leitax respectively). I don't know if the opening is large enough for the A7's (with a medium format lens)
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    Thanks for your input, Mike! How do you like the C/Y 4/18 in general? I've read mixed reviews about it. I like that it has a very compact build.

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    Re: Tilt adapter

    I have a tilt adapter for C/Y but did not use it much yet. Must do when I get back to Amsterdam.
    Used to work with it some years ago on the G1. Here is example for what I like to do again, but differently, of course. (it is not TS but T)

    The women is accidently a welknown writer here in the Netherlands.

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