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10-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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DIY Tilt Lens for APS-C

For those that have a spare 50mm or 28mm sitting around that was made for 35mm film, here is an example of a nifty DIY project (not mine)...

Tilted by Maciekpp: How to give old Nifty- Fifty new life

While most such projects use medium format lenses, many 50 and 28mm lenses made for 35mm film have adequate image circles to allow for a fair amount of tilt. It might be just the thing to do with that odd, no-name, thrift shop find.


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I wonder if you could retain aperture control if you were using something like a preset Helios 44-2.
10-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Yep, with a preset lens you could retain aperture control. But my preset lenses (Helios 44-2, Industar 50-2) have pretty poor edge performance, even on APS-C, so tilting it would affect quality. Of course, there are many other preset lenses

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