Just a short info from the "work in Progress" Hartblei Cam.
I did some shootings yesterday, besides the lots of demoes on the recent canon promo show 2009 germany.
It appears that the Canon 17TS is capable to fully shift 12 mm on our Hartblei Cam UP AND DOWN. Now that would add 24mm of Image height to a P45+ (which I use for testing).
As the normal unshifted image angle is already 125 degr. (diag.) this should give a stitched something close to (I know this sounds really crazy now) 150 degr...........
If you step this down to at least f14 or f16 even the corners are "usable" although I know for the pixel peepers who will start reproing Siemensstars immediately this may not be an option.
On the other hand it´s the only lens on the planet which goes that far.
attached here are 2 samples the Canon TS 17mm shifted up about 9mm (!!!) and the Canon TS 24mm straight both from a P45+ downsampled.
The pics are not very neat or designed, just some demo shots from the Canon tour, but I will upload soon some of the full phaseOne P45+ files I did yesterday night.
Very interesting... after hearing how many of the mfdb shooters carry dslr kits with t/s lenses as backup or for quick shots, it made me think about buying the PCe's and carrying my D3 more regularly. It bothered me, though, that 24mm would be the widest so maybe I will just get an ultrawide prime and stitch/correct perspective on those very rare occasions.