Lensbaby Tilt Transformer review

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  1. Frank says:

    Is that the pancake 50mm 1.8 Ais?

    What prime lenses do you recommend for the tilt tranformer? Planning to get a GH1. Wouldn’t a wider focal length be better than the 50mm? considering the 2x crop factor?

  2. harald says:

    Try to get a lens – new or used – with an aperture ring. There is still a lot of choice on the market.

    If a wide focal length is better than the 50mm depends on your own taste and what you want to shoot. I like the 50mm on 35mm, so in that case one would have to go for a wide angle. Nikon has some nice old prime lenses from 20mm to 35mm in the price range of 250 – 500 EURO for a new lens. Sigma has some similar lenses as well in that category.

    Otherwise have a look at Philip Bloom’s blog post ‘Which lenses for your GH1/ GH2/ AF100/ AF101 etc…?

    The lens on the photo is a ca. 25 year old Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8. I also shot some photos with my Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC HSM which looked quiet nice.

  3. Mary says:

    Can the tilt transformer be used as a regular nikon to micro adaptor? As in could the focus ring be locked into place so the nikon lens could be use without the lensbaby blur?

  4. harald says:

    You can lock it and if you lock it in the straight position there should not be the tilt/blur effect. But there is no aid to find the exact straight position, so it will never be as precise as a dedicated adapter. I indent to buy a regular Nikon to micro adapter if I go further with Micro Four Thirds. I wanted to buy the GH2 but as long as it doesn’t offer better 25P support I am not going to buy that camera.

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