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Offline FarmerDave

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Is it possible to have tilt/shift DSLR body?
« on: January 02, 2010, 12:20:13 AM »
After reading about the amazing Hartblei Cam,
I can't help but wonder whether it is possible to have a DSLR (preferably FF) body that can tilt and shift. It is probably pointless for tele lenses but just like having anti-shake in the body, it is very useful for some lenses.
I don't know much about engineering but it seems to me this should be possible.
If Sony can have this feature ready for the successor of the A900, it will blow everyone else out of the water.

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Re: Is it possible to have tilt/shift DSLR body?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 02:07:40 AM »
Without reading the article (i will do so later) tilt-shift is available on the lens level but unfortunately they are not present in the Minolta/Sony line-up. Whether the camera body itself could have such a feature, I guess it is all about a bellows system then. The Rollei SL66 allows this for every lens mounted although not to the extreme.

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Re: Is it possible to have tilt/shift DSLR body?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 01:58:10 AM »
I don't think that such a thing is needed.  The tilt shift can be in the lens mount, and it is available.  Medium and large format are much better suited although many swear by tilt and shift on ff.  There is tilt and shift available for Canon, Nikon, Sony (third party), and probably other full frame SLRs.  I personally have found perspective correction in post processing to meet my needs, but using tilt for depth of field would be nice.
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