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B.I.G 15mm f4.5 T/S (tilt shift) lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Adubo, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    i saw this rumor and didn't think it'll be available soon enough (even a mock up). and now i stumbled upon this image on Flickr and thought you guys might be interested to see how it turns out :smile:

    EDIT: as said by Jim, i guess its just a shift lens (no tilt). could be wrong, but hey. the lens says "shift lens" my bad

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    looks a lot like a voigtlander super-wide 15
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  2. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Come to papa darlin!
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    A number of folks are waiting for one of these . . . :cool: 
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    looks like shift only? where's the mechanism for tilt? I would love a native lens option for T/S. Big hole for me.
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    looks like you're correct. and the lens does say, "shift lens". my bad
  6. TDP

    TDP Guest

    I just hope that doesn't turn out to be a typo

  7. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Not wide enough to be of much value for most architectural work.
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    15mmis fine for architecture work. lets face it the ts-e 17mm is a freak lens and Canon only, and the 24 is more the standard FL. Not going to bicker over 6mm. and the FoV may not be that much different depending on how the lens is designed.
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    6mm is quite a bit on the wide end! Still, there are a number of fairly popular 28mm shift lenses, so this could be interesting.

    There do seem to be a number of Nikon F-shift adapters (and other mounts as well). It seems the main advantage here is size, compared to say a Samyang 14/2.8 on a shift adapter.

  10. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I'm waiting for a shift lens, and 15mm for me is just about right. I used to have a PC-Nikkor 28/4 and I found it more than wide enough, even for architecture shots. Shifting such a lens already gives extreme perspective. The amount of shift is 5.3mm and that is a little less than I had hoped for, but still very significant; I didn't offen go beyond 8mm with my PC-Nikkor 28/4, which is equivalent to 4mm shift for the BIG lens (neglecting the difference in equivalent focal lengths).

    With this B.I.G. lens I have one major concern. It's probably based on the Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 and this lens has its rear element very close to the sensor, causing colour shifts towards the edges. I believe Leica has this corrected by profiles per lens for their own wide-angles and also tries to design the sensor to minimize the impact of oblique rays. MFT cameras are not designed to cope with this, so I'm anxious to see how good this lens will be, especially when shifted.

    So I'll wait and see how this turns out, but I'll jump to it as soon as the lens proves to be worthwhile in terms of sharpness, distortion, colour shifts, mechanical quality etc.
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