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« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2008, 04:34:17 PM »
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A really wide, tilt-shift lens would also be on my wish list. Jim
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How technically challenging is this combination? I'm thing of image circle, distortion, CA etc.
I wonder whether it is something that might be designed and made in 6 months, a year, or never at all. So what's the likelihood of it ever happening? Are there any other lens / adapter combinations which could be practically used to the same effect, ideally without spending hours in PP?

(I'm just looking at compact view cams for interior PC / Scheimpflug, but a 28mm Mamiya lens would be a bit cheaper)
Thanks for any suggestions / answers.
J

EDIT: One thing I meant to mention: The 24XL was mentioned for the Cambo, but it only has an image circle of about 60mm at f11, so wouldn't really allow a lot (if any) shift on the Cambo, if you are using a 49x36mm sensor, which also requires an image circle of about 60mm. I had been looking at the 35xl, since, while it has a narrower field of view, should allow much greater usable shift (and tilt). The downside would be the field of view not being so wide.

Please correct me if this thinking is incorrect. I've not used view cameras, but am trying to understand their practical use. Thanks
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« Reply #61 on: March 19, 2008, 04:57:16 PM »
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There was another recent thread discussing the options and from what I recall there aren't any other than a view camera.  The 28mm works great and certainly is easier (quicker) to use on location then the view camera.  I've got the 50mm shift and use it often but still I'd like something wider.  The Canon 28mm tilt-shift works well but the files from my 1DSMk2 aren't as sharp as my P45.  Perhaps the Mk3 would help, but again, the need (8,000.00) isn't pressing.  Jim
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« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2008, 08:45:15 PM »
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"The Canon 28mm tilt-shift works well......."

I think you mean the 24 T/S? I find it and the 45 T/S and 90T/S adequate for magazine and low end client work. After lugging around a 4x5 for the last 30 years, these Canons are allot of fun.
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« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2008, 09:21:14 PM »
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Kirk, Your right, I meant the 24mm tilt-shift.  Have you worked with the Canon 1DSMk3?  I'm curious about how the files compare to the Mk2.  Jim
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« Reply #64 on: March 19, 2008, 10:40:13 PM »
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No I have not, aside from playing with some at trade shows. I have been planning to upgrade this year, watching the threads on issues with the 1DS3 (most of which don't relate to how I wuld use them anyway) etc. I will make a decision in a couple of months.
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« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2008, 06:02:37 AM »
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Kirk, Your right, I meant the 24mm tilt-shift.  Have you worked with the Canon 1DSMk3?  I'm curious about how the files compare to the Mk2.  Jim
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I have tested the 1DsIII and compared it to my 1DsII. I bought one, tested it then sent it back.  I would not see it as a backup to my A75. It is better (more detailed than the 1DsII) but you only see a difference with really good glass. I think its an incremental improvement and that a 22Mp back would be a better backup and would show more 'MF' resolution than the Canon.

Having thought this through I decided to continue viewing the DSLR's very much as an alternative to a  35mm SLR,  though obviously with better resolution, the chief benefit is speed and small file size.  For this purpose the faster firewire connectivity and smaller files of the 1DsII are for me an advantage over the 1DsIII.  Overally the mk3 is a much nicer camera, but there is a place for a 16mp FF SLR in my kitbag. I'm looking forward to a 5DII as a possible upgrade to the 1DsII now as the live view capability is 'to die for'
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« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2008, 07:53:50 AM »
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Thanks for your impressions of the Canon.  It makes sense to me to have another MF back, I just checked and it looks as though a refurbished P25 is around 12,000-13,000.00.  I better get busy!  Jim
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« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2008, 08:40:17 AM »
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Thanks for your impressions of the Canon.  It makes sense to me to have another MF back, I just checked and it looks as though a refurbished P25 is around 12,000-13,000.00.  I better get busy!  Jim
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The only thing I'd say is that you may want to do a test and decide for yourself as my opinion may not be shared by others. In the end it's the lenses and lack of anti-aliasing filter that I think give MF the edge, but its an opinion.  

On the positive side the DSLR has considerable advantages in operational speed and in terms of ISO.  Sometimes that high ISO can get you out of a hole.
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« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2008, 06:29:33 AM »
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Jim,

Do you shoot tethered or not with your 28mm lens? Or does it just depend?

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« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2008, 05:09:04 PM »
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I shoot tethered whenever possible (studio, etc), on location it's usually to a CF card.  Jim
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