Lensbaby Tilt transformer for micro four thirds

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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:
 

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That is SWEET! I am very tempted.
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
Congrats, Lisa !
I'm very curious about your results. Shall you post some ?

C U
Rafael
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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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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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!!
 

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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.
 

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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!!
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.
 

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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".

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.
 
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