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DIY Tilt Shift Lens Mk I | by Victor W.
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DIY Tilt Shift Lens Mk I

After playing around with an old 28mm lens as a tilt shift, (and liking the results), I decided to build a more stable mount. A dig around my workshop heralded an old rubber pipe from a washing machine pump and funnily enough with the perfect diameter!


Luckily the old Tamron has a front focusing ring which allows me the movements I need, (although the focusing is disabled and performed by a hand held push/squeeze method). This is the first version and I hope to build a better one as I cannot adjust the aperture on this version although this is not proving too problematical at the moment.


Tech bumpf :- Tokina 28mm lens, stripped and mounted to a rubber hose, (from old washing machine pump!), then mounted to an Olympus 4/3rds adapter. Luckily I have the smaller 4/3rds sensor which in this instance had proved handy giving me a 58mm equiv. FOV and some 8mm of shift and about 15' or so of tilt before it starts to vignette.

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Taken on January 11, 2010