Lensbaby Tilt transformer for micro four thirds

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Timm, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Timm

    Timm Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I've been waiting for the rumored Lensbaby for micro four thirds, I thought it was to be released in December but here it is with a new twist.

    You can now mount a Nikon lens on the tilt body as well as their usual optics.

    Lensbaby - Tilt Transformer

    Of course it is more expensive now, it is for micro four thirds so I expected that...:rolleyes:
     
  2. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 18, 2010
    That is SWEET! I am very tempted.
     
  3. stanleyk

    stanleyk Guest

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    May 26, 2010
    Too bad for me it's Nikon mount. I have the Composer and Muse in K mount so I guess that will have to do for me. I guess since they are K mount I can't use it with this either.
     
  4. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I ordered the Tilt transformer today. I must have bought 6 or so different Lensbaby's over the years. Plus lots of accessory optics. I spoke with Lensbaby today and they said it works with all optics except the fisheye optic. I should have it by early next week.
     
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  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    I would also be all over this in k mount!
     
  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Congrats, Lisa !
    I'm very curious about your results. Shall you post some ?

    C U
    Rafael
     
  7. stanleyk

    stanleyk Guest

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    May 26, 2010
    I'm going to email Kirsten at Lensbaby to see if a K mount is going to be made. They are usually really good about getting back with you. I would guess they will make other mounts at some point. I would buy this but I only have one Nikon lens left from my film days. It's a 50mm f1.8 I use a reversing ring lens. It would be a 100mm on m 4/3 which is really not a great focal length for the Lensbaby.
     
  8. sinpig

    sinpig Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 2, 2010
    Superior, WI
    Lisa,
    please post some pictures! I want to see the results before I buy one!
     
  9. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I'll post some photos once it arrives. I am really looking forward to using it for fall color in a few weeks but I'm sure I'll find somethings to shoot with it before that.
     
  10. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    It will be interesting to see how it performs. The use of the Nikon adapter within it certainly adds a bit of flexibility and I am also interested to see just how useful a 40mm doublet lens would be.
     
  11. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    I'm sorry, but isn't there already a tilt Nikon-m43 adapter from Kiron on e-bay? I believe it's less expensive than Lensbaby.
    I wonder why they're both for Nikon... Maybe there is a technical reason, because it has the longest flange focal distance among most common brands... but then, again, Adriano Lolli seems to do the same for Canon FD.
     
  12. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Tell me if I'm wrong, but I believe this lensbaby allows for changing of aperture, so you can adjust your depth of field? Maybe that's why it's more pricier? IDK
     
  13. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    The 40mm doublet does but unfortunately it is by insertion of discs with holes in them behind the lens. Hardly convenient.

    There is a nice pic here with the Lensbaby Transformer and the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8...

    Lensbaby at Photokina 2010/
     
  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
  15. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I got my new Lensbaby Tilt transformer today, it arrived late in the day so I'll take some shots with it tomorrow with both the Lensbaby composer lens as well as my Micro-Nikkor 55 2.8 .
     
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  16. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Tried out the new Lensbaby Tilt Transformer. A few I call Wacky Lensbaby Flowers and Foliage the really close-ups are with the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55 2.8 the wider ones are the Lensbaby Composer lens on an Oly EP2.

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  17. Briar

    Briar Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Bonnie Scotland
    Lisa, the colours are just WOW!! I have no idea what a lensbaby tilt transformer thingy is but after looking at your stunning pictures, I'm off to have a google!!
     
  18. Timm

    Timm Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Thanks Lisa for posting these awesome shots.
    The Tilt-Transformer will be my next purchase for sure, I told my wife I would finish up some household projects first so that will be my reward and motivation to get to work on them.
     
  19. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    The colors are post-processing, Lensbaby lenses won't give the over-saturated effect - they will probably give less saturated results than "proper" lenses as the elements are not designed for most accurate results.
     
  20. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Yes but I think it gives one license to go over the edge and not be literal with the image. These actually are very colorful flowers, one of the echinecia varieties is "mac n cheese".