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Jesper
07-08-2013, 03:48 AM
I have just bought a Zuiko 24/3,5 shift lens adapted to Nikon mount that I intend to use on my Xpan with a Nikon-Xpan adapter since I don't have the funds for a 30mm. Maybe a stupid buy but it could be interesting.
Has anyone tried this? The image circle is supposed to be only 58mm from what I have been able to find (image circles for 35mm lenses are not easy to find) but I have no idea at what aperture this is. Most likely 58mm is the smallest circle at infinity but I have no idea at how this changes when stopped down.
Did I do something stupid?
In time I will know the answer but the lens will be some time before arriving so speculate is all that I can do for the moment.

Neil Grant
07-08-2013, 09:20 AM
I have just bought a Zuiko 24/3,5 shift lens adapted to Nikon mount that I intend to use on my Xpan with a Nikon-Xpan adapter since I don't have the funds for a 30mm. Maybe a stupid buy but it could be interesting.
Has anyone tried this? The image circle is supposed to be only 58mm from what I have been able to find (image circles for 35mm lenses are not easy to find) but I have no idea at what aperture this is. Most likely 58mm is the smallest circle at infinity but I have no idea at how this changes when stopped down.
Did I do something stupid?
In time I will know the answer but the lens will be some time before arriving so speculate is all that I can do for the moment.

With your adapter various Nikon lenses could be fitted to an XPAN - with more of less success. Perhaps the most commonly used lenses would be Nikon PC 28 and 35mm lenses. Typical problems, beyond the obvious one of non-rangefinder coupling, would be insufficient covering power or mechanical vignetting. The XPAN body has baffle plate just inside the mount, also the dedicated lenses all sit relatively close to the film (compared to a reflex camera). On my 'adapted' XPAN I have tried a Nikon 135mm f/3.5 which works very well, apart from mechanical vignetting reducing the frame width to 50mm or so. I also have a Russian made revolving turret viewfinder for focal lengths 28, 35, 50, 85 and 135mm to aid composition. I should imagine your 24mm shift would work well - but you may not get the full 65mm frame.

eggen
07-09-2013, 10:32 AM
Hi,

here some technical specifications:

Angle of view: 84 (100 at max. shift)
Maximum shift: 10 mm
Image circle: 57,2 mm diameter
Optical construction: 12 elements in 10 groups, multi-coated
Diaphgram operation: Preset
Minimum focus: 0,35 mm
F/stop range: 3,5-22
Maximum field size: 24x36 cm
Focusing: Rotation cam (Inner focus)
Weight: 510 g
Length: 75 mm
Filter: Built-in (Neutral, Y48, O56, R60)

I hope this helps you a little bit.

Jesper
07-09-2013, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the insights. Hopefully the lens will get here next week and then i will have some fun experimenting to do.

europanorama
07-11-2013, 08:21 AM
I have once seen a chinese c/y-xpan-adapter. zeiss pc-distagon 35/2.8 could deliver 5mm shift up, theoretically.

europanorama
06-29-2014, 04:18 AM
make a drawing an calculate shift. 5mm shift is not that big but on the other hand quality of shift-lens on 70mm width is much better.

Jesper
06-29-2014, 06:23 AM
Unfortunately the combo didn't work. The Nikon AI to Xpan adapter was slightly long so I can't focus the lens correctly. I ended up using Xpan with 45 and 90mm and a Widelux until I can afford a 30mm for the Xpan.