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soneill
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« on: January 16, 2010, 07:19:42 AM »
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Hi,

I'm looking for a relatively cost effective method of tilt/shift/swing motions using 35mm digital. The MAMIYA 645 Auto Belows with Nikon attachment seems like a decent option. However I am looking to get as wide a focal lenght as possible.  I understand that I will have to obtain a Mamiya lens for this setup and assuming I got hold of a 24mm or 35mm - what would the 35mm equivilent focal lenght be?

Am I overlooking anything with this setup and has anyone got any opinions on it? Would a Horseman LD for instance be a better product to use? The 24mm PC-E is not wide enough for me.

Thanks,

Shane
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 01:34:24 PM »
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I understand that I will have to obtain a Mamiya lens for this setup and assuming I got hold of a 24mm or 35mm - what would the 35mm equivilent focal lenght be?

Am I overlooking anything with this setup and has anyone got any opinions on it? Would a Horseman LD for instance be a better product to use? The 24mm PC-E is not wide enough for me.

You're overlooking the fact that 24mm is 24mm is 24mm. Any 24mm lens mounted on your camera will give the exact same FOV. A 24mm Mamiya lens will give you the same FOV as a 24mm Nikon lens. If the 24mm Nikon lens isn't wide enough, then switching to a Mamiya 24mm will solve nothing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 03:31:08 AM »
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You're overlooking the fact that 24mm is 24mm is 24mm. Any 24mm lens mounted on your camera will give the exact same FOV. A 24mm Mamiya lens will give you the same FOV as a 24mm Nikon lens. If the 24mm Nikon lens isn't wide enough, then switching to a Mamiya 24mm will solve nothing.

Not in this case! The Mamiya 645 24mm is a fisheye lens, and thus will deliver a substantially different, much wider FOV than the rectilinear 24mm Nikon.

[Google led me here, so although it's an old thread I couldn't let the "facts" go uncorrected]

Ray
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tbosley
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 03:48:48 PM »
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Actually - using auto bellows will eliminate the ability to focus to infinity once adapted to Nikon.

So you would have a wide FOV for macro work with movements.
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