Macro Bellows for Tilt-Shift?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Darkroom317, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Darkroom317

    Darkroom317 Member

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    I own a Canon Auto Bellows. If I take the bellows off the rail and come up with some kind of support, could I use this for tilt-shift effects with normal lenses?
     
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    Just tested with a 5dII and an EF/FD adapter with bellows and a 50mm 1.8. It doesn't appear that it will work. Any way I could make this work?
     
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    What part wont work ?

    But firstly, does the lens have enough coverage ?
     
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    Focus mainly, the lens does need more coverage though. Which would mean a medium format lens most likely. I may post some test results.
     
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    Depending on the FL of the lens you are trying and the distance you are working at you very well may have trouble with focus. If the lens is a 50mm it's not going to focus at infinity, because of the bellows the lens can't be brought close enough to the film plane.
    I've used a 135mm view camera lens on a bellows & it's just like an inconvenient way of using a 135mm lens, it was old & uncoated but the colors were interesting.
    If you need infinity you may have to go through a T&S adapter or lens.