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Feb 03, 2012 22:35 |  #1

This could be subtitled, 'The things we do when we're bored'.

IMAGE: http://photocornucopia.com/images/Lenses/General/dancing_pb4.gif

This is an animated GIF to show the Tilt/Shift functionality of the Nikon PB-4 bellows.

It was for a write up on using various manual focus lenses on modern DSLR's in 'Alternative, Legacy or Manual Focus lenses, an overview' (external link). I didn't end up using this GIF, thought it was a shame not to post or use it.

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Feb 03, 2012 23:04 |  #2

very nicely done, i bet that thing is fun to use




  
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Feb 03, 2012 23:59 |  #3

:) :)


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Feb 04, 2012 00:02 |  #4

That's a very well done article JJ!

I have no experience with such devices so how (in simple terms please) do you avoid blanking out parts of the image? Especially when you tilt or swing the lens?


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Feb 04, 2012 00:44 |  #5

Thanks folks. They can be very frustrating, but I think it's worth the effort.

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That's a very well done article JJ!

I have no experience with such devices so how (in simple terms please) do you avoid blanking out parts of the image? Especially when you tilt or swing the lens?

You can get shadowing from the mirror box or bellows but you can also reduce that with the shift function. It all depends on many factors, the lens, the amount of tilt, aperture, the focus distance (bellows extension). See here (external link) for examples. These things are not as ideal as a view camera, but they work quite well in the scheme of things.

This is an example of the kind of image that these things is ideal for, a 2D subject. This was at F5.6 with a Schneider enlarging lens (effectively wide open), tilted to get the front of the lens in focus.

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Feb 04, 2012 00:45 |  #6

BasAndrews wrote in post #13822661 (external link)
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Exactly!

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Feb 04, 2012 00:46 |  #7

Very interesting...

Thanks for the link to the samples.


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Feb 04, 2012 00:54 |  #8

Good animation and interesting system
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