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    Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Ladies and Gentlemen - here we go. Just assembled from the very first parts.
    Still needs some finetuning, the lever of the Aperture will become bigger, an additional stop screw will be added for the collar rotation and an adapter for the battery handgrip to not interfere while rotating is already in the works.

    But this is it. Prices next week , the parts will also be sold separately.
    The HCam Master TS works of course with all other Canon EF mountable lenses. No Electronics so far nor planned !

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Very interesting ... PM sent!

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Thats very great news Stefan! Cannot wait to hear specifications and pricing!

    I am interested in using my Canon 24mm TS-E lens on this and other medium format lenses..

    I have the Mirex Pentax 645 - Eos adapter, are you able to tell me how much movement I can get without running into vignetting issues between the two adapters?

    I saw in another post that you could potentially arrive at Medium Format Digital quality by doing a 2-3 x parallax free stitch on the camera side of the adapter (making a medium format size file) and still have enough image circle to have some front movements?

    Any idea how much you would get with the Pentax 645 35mm A?

    How many parts are there to this adapter? Three?

    Congratulations on this product, am very much looking forward to it!

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Stefan, I'm very interested, I notice the hood has been cut back on the 14-24. Is it required to get the max of the image circle?

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi Yat

    yes, the cutting is necessary to reach the limits of the image circle.
    That works pretty good at 18mm where you can get around 10mm shift.
    at 24mm that still about 7mm
    and at 14mm we have still about 5mm
    Full 10 Degrees tilt work at all focal lengths, which is BTW most spectacular at 14mm. I already see advertising people freak out once they see this.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Very interesting ..

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    Looks great Stefan!

    Am not quite sure I quite understand yet but am excited nonetheless!

    Look forward to pricing and details..

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    When will this available?

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Ladies and Gentlemen -
    Orders are taken, Pricelist attached, I will post tonight or tomorrow some more images explaining what the exact change to the pictured version is.
    I added an additional interface/Arca,RRS,Novoflex compatible clamp/plate to the Mirex rotating foot, so all parts can be used as a unit or separately in various combinations


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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    This is about the same price as a Canon 17mm TS-E + Canon 24mm TS-E mkII.
    Those are offering more shift latitude but less focal latitude than the 14-24mm (let's call it a draw).

    Then the big question is how does the IQ of the 14-24mm @17mm & 24mm and shifted compares with both primes ?

    Bonus question: how is the use of the shift & tilt compared to the Canons ? (knobs are too small on the Canons but still easy to operate, on your 2nd picture I see one rotating knob for lateral shift but one 'engage/disengage button' for vertical shift that does not look easy to operate ?)
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Angy

    The Canon TS-E´s are not offering 14mm. That is a world of a difference. It is f2,8 a full stop brighter than the Canons
    It is parallaxfree - the Canon TS-E´s are not. Period.
    Even if there is only about 4mm of shift at 14mm, the TILT is fully usable with 10 Degrees.... and THAT is kind of the Sugar on the cake.
    Amazing image angles with a sharp foreground and a soft background even stopped down. I just think of package Photography, all kind of cars, totally new architecture effects and really cool dramatic wideangles with soft backgrounds as needed.

    Plus you can use this system as a unit, in parts, it offers geared focusing ,exact Macro positioning with swing , shift and tilt. Focusstacking, and - of course can be used with any other lens that you can mount on an EOS EF mount.

    here as additional info a drawing of the new HCam TS Rail - part of the package. More photos to come soon.....(working...)

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Angy

    The Canon TS-E´s are not offering 14mm. That is a world of a difference. It is f2,8 a full stop brighter than the Canons
    It is parallaxfree - the Canon TS-E´s are not. Period.
    Even if there is only about 4mm of shift at 14mm, the TILT is fully usable with 10 Degrees.... and THAT is kind of the Sugar on the cake.
    Amazing image angles with a sharp foreground and a soft background even stopped down. I just think of package Photography, all kind of cars, totally new architecture effects and really cool dramatic wideangles with soft backgrounds as needed.

    Plus you can use this system as a unit, in parts, it offers geared focusing ,exact Macro positioning with swing , shift and tilt. Focusstacking, and - of course can be used with any other lens that you can mount on an EOS EF mount.

    here as additional info a drawing of the new HCam TS Rail - part of the package. More photos to come soon.....(working...)

    Thanks for all these infos. Just one more question :
    How much weight the full combo ? How much weight each of the parts ?

    TIA for your answer.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi AnnnaT

    here you go:
    HCam-Mirex Rotator with new Plate 306gr
    HCam-TS Rail 479gr (may be about30-40 gramms less as the final version´s qmount is mounted directly to the shift, my protoype has still a little plate conecting it)
    Hcam Castel Q short 373gr
    Nikon 14-24mm with EOS NikNT adapter and shade cut off 997gr.

    So for the full monty on a tripod it´s 2155gr.

    put apart it fits into 2 lens compartments in your photobag.
    One for the nikon, the other one for the 2 rails/TS adapter.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Thanks Stefan for the info.
    How do you determine the amount of available shift for each focal length? (based on acceptable vignetting level or also taking borders & corners sharpness level into account) ?
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    at 18mm you can get around 10mm shift.
    at 24mm that´s still about 7mm
    and at 14mm we have still about 4-5mm
    Full 10 Degrees tilt work at all focal lengths

    Easy to use and see as the electronic viewfinder shows you the borders of the image circle pretty exactly even fully stopped down.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Awesome news, congratulations! I am still at a bit of a loss as to how it all works unfortunately..

    I am mainly interested in the HCam Mirex Eos-Nex adapter, are you able to explain to me how this differs from the adapter that is already supplied by Mirex?

    Ok, thanks a lot, look forward to some sample images and detailed description of this system

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    The new HCam/Mirex EOS NEX TS Adapter has a rotating collar, its with click stops, the final version also holds a 360 degrees scale. Now what does this mean:
    Now you can shift -and (flat)stitch- parallaxfree horizontal AND vertical. And the tilt of course reaches also all angles now.
    The old versions had a fixed foot so only vertical was possible.

    Will do some more photos soon, a bit hectical right now, lot of things to do.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Hi AnnnaT

    here you go:
    HCam-Mirex Rotator with new Plate 306gr
    HCam-TS Rail 479gr (may be about30-40 gramms less as the final version´s qmount is mounted directly to the shift, my protoype has still a little plate conecting it)
    Hcam Castel Q short 373gr
    Nikon 14-24mm with EOS NikNT adapter and shade cut off 997gr.

    So for the full monty on a tripod it´s 2155gr.

    put apart it fits into 2 lens compartments in your photobag.
    One for the nikon, the other one for the 2 rails/TS adapter.

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    Many thanks for these precise informations. The whole seems quite heavy.

    What I'd like is a way to mount the A7r on my 6x9 ArcaSwiss Classic and slide it up/down and left/right so as to cover the full 6x9 frame (it should replace the Horseman 120 roll film back which is actually fitted in the Arcaswiss holder). It is sleeping in my basement since such a long time that I don't even remember which lenses I have (2 Schneider-Kreuznach and 1 Rodenstock).
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi AnnnaT

    Well not really. The lens is by far the heaviest part.
    For hiking and usage on a minimum setup use the HCam Mirex 306gr
    As soon a you want to do Macro or more precise stuff on the road add the HCam TS Rail. That will do for most of the people and tasks.
    But those who are into pro photography, Bracelets, Watches or other small stuff will love the full setup with the Q-Rail as a Cross positioning adding to the shift on camera to precisely stay in Layout.

    Here a (nearly final) look to the new Mirex-Rail connector

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Hi AnnnaT

    Well not really. The lens is by far the heaviest part.
    For hiking and usage on a minimum setup use the HCam Mirex 306gr
    As soon a you want to do Macro or more precise stuff on the road add the HCam TS Rail. That will do for most of the people and tasks.
    But those who are into pro photography, Bracelets, Watches or other small stuff will love the full setup with the Q-Rail as a Cross positioning adding to the shift on camera to precisely stay in Layout.

    Here a (nearly final) look to the new Mirex-Rail connector
    I see, thank you for all the info and for your patience.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi Stefan,

    This looks terrific. Can you answer a few quick questions. The new photos you promised to post will probably answer them but here goes...

    1. Is my basic understanding correct that the HCam/Mirex EOS NEX TS Adapter combines a new, more flexible design for your previous proPsolution TSE Clamp (now allowing for vertical shifting) with a Mirex TS adapter?

    2. Would this single component allow TS operation with all Canon TS lenses (in particular the 24mm and 17mm)? Would the Mirex TS adapter part of the component have to be removed when mounting these TS lenses?

    3. Would a Zeiss 21mm distagon (canon mount) work with this single component and could you estimate the shift tilt capability?

    4. I've got an upcoming shoot in Scotland mid September could I expect to receive the part by then?

    5. Is the German VAT charged on U.S. sales?

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi Michael

    1.Q. Is my basic understanding correct that the HCam/Mirex EOS NEX TS Adapter combines a new, more flexible design for your previous proPsolution TSE Clamp (now allowing for vertical shifting) with a Mirex TS adapter?

    1.: The TS-E Clamp is a complete different product and still valid for usage with the Canon TS-E´s.

    2.Q Would this single component allow TS operation with all Canon TS lenses (in particular the 24mm and 17mm)? Would the Mirex TS adapter part of the component have to be removed when mounting these TS lenses?

    2.:The benefits /limitations of the Canon TS-Es are as they are, a double shift - maybe even an add up is not really workking, also there is no electronic connection on the HCam Mirex adapter.


    3.QWould a Zeiss 21mm distagon (canon mount) work with this single component and could you estimate the shift tilt capability?

    3.: Yes of course you can put it on, the Tilt is most likely fully usable, maybe also some shift, it depends. A good starting point is usability of 35mm lenses on an HCam B1 or and Alpa FPS. Rule of thumb: as closer the back lens sits to the flange of the lens and as higher the aperture goes (large lens openings better) the more likely the lens will also perform with a larger image circle

    4.Q I've got an upcoming shoot in Scotland mid September could I expect to receive the part by then?

    4.:we will have some few pieces ready the week before Photokina, that is around the 10th. These are for the demo and journalists, but we probably could manage to get one from there.

    5. Is the German VAT charged on U.S. sales?
    5.: No- export is always without VAT - inside the EU you have to supply a national EU VAT Number , then you can also deduct VAT. All other countries
    are free, we do export papares at a professional customs agent, so also at your import that normally goes smoothly. But: National taxes and Customs may apply.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi Stefan,

    Thank you for the clarifications, the additional photograph definitely helped. It's clear that your solution targets the Nikon 14-24 and the exceptional performance and flexibility of that lens. Over time, photographers can and will experiment with other glass like the Zeiss 21mm distagon I mentioned, to ascertain the full performance envelope (tilt and shift) with those lenses.

    Perhaps it was clear from my questions that I was hoping that the central Master TS component would act as an enhanced TS-E clamp... the rotational functionality providing the vertical shifting capability directly over the tripod head missing from ProPsolution. As you pointed out a Canon TS-E can be attached to the Master TS but of course, the duplicate TS movements would not be additive. Obviously pairing the Canon TS-E lenses with the Mirex adapter is redundant but would it introduce any additional optical compromises assuming the Mirex adapter movements were not used? I realize that this is a pretty extravagant route to travel to get an improved clamp.

    Given that I'm a Canon shooter making the investment in the Nikon 14-24 is a more involved decision (though I fully appreciate Canon has nothing to match the 14-24 and jealously wish they did). I won't take the thread further off topic. I look forward to some landscape/architectural examples using the 14-24 as you prepare for Photokina. That will help my decision as I weigh all the costs and benefits.

    thank you

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    at 18mm you can get around 10mm shift.
    at 24mm that´s still about 7mm
    and at 14mm we have still about 4-5mm
    Full 10 Degrees tilt work at all focal lengths

    Easy to use and see as the electronic viewfinder shows you the borders of the image circle pretty exactly even fully stopped down.

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    Stefan,

    should one decide to mount an unmodified Nikon 14-24mm on your adapter, what would be the available movements before vignetting?

    Regards,
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Massimo

    I had tested this some time ago - which was the cause for my plan to saw the shade off.

    here is a shot made with my HCam-B1 and a Phase One P45+ 49.1 x 36.8mm Chip size on 39 Mpix.

    http://www.hcam.de/downloads/HCam-P4...-24GED-F11.jpg

    it´s a full res jpg, showing pretty good the status of the lens at 14mm with shade.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Stefan,

    thank you for your reply ... the image you provided clearly shows why you had to remove the Nikon 14-24mm hood.

    As I already own a nice Zuiko Shift 35mm f/2.8 lens, working perfectly on my A7 via a Novoflex adapter, do you think the HCam-Mirex Rotator can be used to add tilt and parallax-free operation to it?

    I'd only need a good quality OM/EOS adapter to complete the setup (right?), but sadly Novoflex doesn't offer any so I am looking at offerings from Fotodiox Pro and Rayqual ... would anyone kindly share experiences with OM/EOS adapters?

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Massimo

    there is no secret miracle happening with the HCam Mirex.
    What is allowing or limiting the usability is the distance from the back lens to the mount of the lens. as close as possible will be the best results.
    F1,2/1,4 or other bright -especially tele- lenses will do best.
    Zooms do astonishingly well - again if they are IF or floating elements and the back lens stays close to the bajonett mount.
    Macros are the same. e.g. the Mamiya 645 120mm Macro is IF, so the back lens will not move away from the bajonett.

    Keep this in mind and probe yourself through the/your lens portfolio.
    Many lenses which are totally unexpected do work very well. Others which are highly hoped to work will fail.

    Example for that: the new Otus 1,4/55mm. It has an imagecircle which is EXACTLY like the format it is built for. maybe 3mm around 24x36mm - finish.

    My Tip: old Leica R glass is gorgeous, they have Huge image circles !
    The old Nikon Micro Nikkor 2,8/60mm AF-D is phantastic - huge image circle.
    ......

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Massimo

    there is no secret miracle happening with the HCam Mirex.
    What is allowing or limiting the usability is the distance from the back lens to the mount of the lens. as close as possible will be the best results.
    F1,2/1,4 or other bright -especially tele- lenses will do best.
    Zooms do astonishingly well - again if they are IF or floating elements and the back lens stays close to the bajonett mount.
    Macros are the same. e.g. the Mamiya 645 120mm Macro is IF, so the back lens will not move away from the bajonett.

    Keep this in mind and probe yourself through the/your lens portfolio.
    Many lenses which are totally unexpected do work very well. Others which are highly hoped to work will fail.

    Example for that: the new Otus 1,4/55mm. It has an imagecircle which is EXACTLY like the format it is built for. maybe 3mm around 24x36mm - finish.

    My Tip: old Leica R glass is gorgeous, they have Huge image circles !
    The old Nikon Micro Nikkor 2,8/60mm AF-D is phantastic - huge image circle.
    ......

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    Sadly, no Leica glass here, R or otherwise. I have the AF-D Micro Nikkor though, so your last tip is VERY interesting.

    Going back to the Hcam-Mirex Rotator, what are the maximum displacements (rise / fall, or generally speaking horizontal / vertical shifts) allowed by your adapter?

    From what I gather in the net, the Zuiko Shift 35mm should have a really big image circle at around f/11 (where its performance tops), and it would be nice to be able to use it all, courtesy of your Hcam-Mirex

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Ladies and Gentlemen -
    Orders are taken, Pricelist attached, I will post tonight or tomorrow some more images explaining what the exact change to the pictured version is.
    I added an additional interface/Arca,RRS,Novoflex compatible clamp/plate to the Mirex rotating foot, so all parts can be used as a unit or separately in various combinations


    Greetings from Germany
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    Stefan,

    I will likely be placing an order for the Hcam Mirex Eos/Nex Rotator, but since I will be testing a number of Nikon lenses on it I wonder if you would agree to ship the rotator alongside the Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT adapter. In the affirmative, what would be the price of the combo?

    Greetings from Italy
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Massimo

    there is no secret miracle happening with the HCam Mirex.
    What is allowing or limiting the usability is the distance from the back lens to the mount of the lens. as close as possible will be the best results.
    F1,2/1,4 or other bright -especially tele- lenses will do best.
    Zooms do astonishingly well - again if they are IF or floating elements and the back lens stays close to the bajonett mount.
    Macros are the same. e.g. the Mamiya 645 120mm Macro is IF, so the back lens will not move away from the bajonett.
    How would adding a teleconverter change up things?
    Hasselblad HTS 1.5 in my mind...

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    To all people interested in the Adapter/System - please don´t post here, but directly send me an email to [email protected] and I will answer all your questions. If you are impatient, just call me +49 8381 4879337
    Some more info - as this was unfortunately posted to an older thread about the Master TS - you can find sample images in full res 36 Mpix on my Flickr account

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hartblei/16038687857/

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    To all people interested in the Adapter/System - please don´t post here, but directly send me an email to [email protected] and I will answer all your questions. If you are impatient, just call me +49 8381 4879337
    Some more info - as this was unfortunately posted to an older thread about the Master TS - you can find sample images in full res 36 Mpix on my Flickr account

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hartblei/16038687857/

    Greetings from Germany
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    Why can't people post here ? And exchange their experience ? May be things are clear for you, but for many it isn't, yet before disturbing you with basic questions, why not use a forum with more experienced users ? personally, I owned an Arcaswiss 6x9mm for film and I have been reading all these threads in the hope to find a (cheap) way to replace that using the A7r. I'm still in the dark.. (I don't want to buy a Nikon lens).

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi Anna

    "Why can't people post here ? And exchange their experience ?"

    I am speaking of people who are somehow not finding the stuff that I have already posted and ask things again and again, so it may be tiring for aware readers which just followed the full thread.

    I would be glad if my Users of the new system would post their experiences here intensely, but they are all working Pros who are on tight schedules and don´t post much in Forums. So I try to fill the gap, admitting that also my time resources are limited, I also write now as a journalist in german digit! magazine and besides organizing the production of the stuff I sell, I still devellop the next new things to come (wait for late spring, this time I will not do a prepost about devellopment as this obviously irritates some people.....).

    I have no problem to answer here in the forum if people preferre, but I think it is faster for interested buyers to call me and ask directly what they want to know. And in advance: we have stock, all is running as planned and production is even ramped up now.

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    The day you purpose this Hcam in Nikon mount and allowing LF lenses on it, with tons of test photos, I'll buy one
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    OK Stefan so here we are,
    Even after my bad experience i could be interested to buy this new version if you can answer my following question:

    -Can we change ts-e lenses (for exemple switichning in field from 24tse to 17tse) whitout having to unscrew the hcam tripod foot from the Hcam shift/tilt adapter ?

    -Can you provide us the shift possibility with TSE lenses (you said in the other post that you test them recently)

    If you answer clearly to those questions, and if it is fine for my need then i'll make the bank transfert right now!

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Perhaps create a FAQ, especially if you already have a list of questions that are re-asked, then you point to the FAQ and don't have to type so much.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Stefan,
    I'm a working pro photographer in architecture...i'm quite buisy but i would be glad to make a review of this adapter here...

    So please reply to my question regarding the TSE lenses(see to post up)..

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    David

    At least now you found the new thread. So I do a crosspost (apologies to the admins - but here on request) :

    Added: The lens foot is longer: no interference to the TS-E´s now !
    second: even as the HCam Master TS was never built for the usage with the TS-E´s you can use at least the same amount or more with both
    Shift and tilt - Plus you can do shifts with 2 directions (for stitching with a rise):
    Remember that at the moment you have to carry a canon Body to stop down the TS-E´s with the aperture buttonpressed, when you unmount the lens.

    I have posted this already several times, but here again:
    14-24mm modified by HCam - usable sharpness in 24x36 Landscape mode
    14mm: 2-3mm horizontal, 4mm vertical shift
    17mm: 8mm " , 10mm "
    20mm: 12mm " , 15mm "
    24mm: 10mm " , 12mm "

    You can get combined and usable Shifts with a second Mirex EOS/M645 or P645 or Blad-V of up to 30mm !! Depending on the lens. example: Mamiya 645 120mm Macro 28mm of shift- Pinsharp as this is not the border of the image circle but the opening in the adapters limiting the shift.

    I use my remounted Canon FD L 1,2/85mm for shifts up to 10mm vertical !
    Otus 1,4/85mm has also 10mm vertical !

    And so on. Take a look at the lenses which work for HCam B1 or Alpa FPS and you will very well see which are good to go or which won´t.
    I had published a list some years ago here as a pdf

    http://www.hartblei.de/downloads/LensList-HCam.pdf

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Please stefan,
    Don't turn around, and reply to my questions :

    -Can we change ts-e lenses (for exemple switichning in field from 24tse to 17tse) whitout having to unscrew the hcam tripod foot from the Hcam shift/tilt adapter ?

    -Can you provide us the shift possibility with TSE lenses (you said in the other post that you test them recently)

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    The day you purpose this Hcam in Nikon mount and allowing LF lenses on it, with tons of test photos, I'll buy one
    Wait and see.........

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by daf View Post
    Please stefan,
    Don't turn around, and reply to my questions :

    -Can we change ts-e lenses (for exemple switichning in field from 24tse to 17tse) whitout having to unscrew the hcam tripod foot from the Hcam shift/tilt adapter ?

    -Can you provide us the shift possibility with TSE lenses (you said in the other post that you test them recently)
    David, please read my reply - your questions are answered !
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroomfield View Post
    Perhaps create a FAQ, especially if you already have a list of questions that are re-asked, then you point to the FAQ and don't have to type so much.
    Mike - the FAQ is a good idea, I will do that asap.

    I´m going to post this to the GetDPI/LL/my Website and my FaceBook HCam.de pages. Right now I have done a lot of postings to the facebook pages which I want to referrence here also:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/HCamde/122001131245665

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Apologies...i've read too quick.

    But i'm happy that you now recognyse that there were some problem with the first version, on both the vignetting problem solve by modyfiing the window form from rond to square and the tripod mount by made it differently ... thanks for this

    So let's try it, i'll place you an order today, and i'll report here my finding.... as soon as i get it.
    Best
    Last edited by daf; 9th January 2015 at 06:46.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hi David

    Apologies also to you, I have the problem of the "dejavue postings", because I write so much and sometimes just forget or mixup where I wrote to whom and what I answered. It´s kind of borderline experience, I should have a secretary, definitely.

    And to the others: I am running at full speed(and beyond...!) but even this is sometimes not enough, so some infos may fall out of the grid on some places.
    So help me to help you and please just ask for infos !

    Thank you all !
    Stefan

    PS.: There is also the rotational collar David, that was the most valuable change, you will see.
    Last edited by Stefan Steib; 9th January 2015 at 07:05. Reason: Addition
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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    Hcam master sony/eos ordered ...

    Stefan, no worry, but definetly you need to have a website with full spec, maybe a blog would do it , with possibility to adjust and put new infos on lens etc..

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    I can only invite all the people to see my stuff on Facebook, that is the most recent info and updated regularly, all the new stuff will be posted there first !

    I had a blog and also the website is now becoming more like an HTML online catalogue, it is so much more effort to update. I know this is dangerous because Facebook is not to be calculated for the future, but at the momentary setup this is the most reach (combined with the fora) with the fastest info.

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    seems like you are missing a little structure in your advertising strategics, stefan.
    two threads, facebook and flickr account, a web page lacking informations and missing an shop system, trying to answer the same questions over and over again.

    what a mess!

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    Re: Final version: HCam Master TS 14-24mm

    @MBN

    you may misunderstand my status of operation.
    I am ONE person. I do things that others need 20 people for.
    My budget is low (partly intentional because I like the way I do it), I use guerilla marketing strategies and I refuse to bow down to conventional sales channel and marketing structures. Money which is not spent , has not to be earned. And I stay independent and can move FAST.

    Do it better and then we speak again.

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