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Tripod adapter for shift lenses (Canon 17/24)
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:34:46 AM »

I've just been looking at a shift lens adapter from PPL in Germany. Designed to hold the lens, whilst the camera shifts

Exceedingly well made, but a bit pricy unless you really need it ;-)

It's referred to as a V2 version - not sure how it differs from the one marketed by Hartblei a couple of years ago?

Parallax isn't usually an issue when I'm using the lenses outside, but I have had to be careful when shooting rather 'busy' interiors with objects at varying distances running across the frame. I've used a manual shift of the camera baseplate before, but the fixed lens solution is simpler.  That said the number of times it was really needed were few.

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Re: Tripod adapter for shift lenses (Canon 17/24)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 07:04:14 PM »

I use a TSE24, plus an Acratech GP Ballhead with the Lever Clamp (Arca/Swiss compatible).

(At "clamp type", select lever).  So my rig cost $430 including the levelling ball head.

The clamp is marked in millimetres (etch a small vertical line on the camera plate for reference) and the body can be slid about 15 mm either way to compensate for parallax shift.  I shift the lens "x" mm one way and the body "x" mm the other way - which keeps the lens from moving laterally.  The loss from shifting the body 12 mm is negligible in the final image.

520 euros isn't pocket change (yet).

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