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Old 14th December 2017
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Re: Laowa MSC Magic Shift Converter

Originally Posted by Petrochemist View Post
I'd have to disagree with you there. The focal length does change (as it does with focal reducers but in the opposite direction).

It can't create imaging light from nowhere. It spreads the image just as a TC does, the difference being the extra image circle is not blocked by baffles & the mount is designed to move to make use of the larger circle.

If you re-read the second article you linked too you should see:
'converts the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D to a 17mm f/4 lens with +/- 10mm Shift capability without any vignetting'
12mm to 17mm looks like a change in focal length much the same as produced by a 1.4x TC & the 1 stop change is entirely consistent with that.

Quite right. Too many other distractions here this week. I haven't even taken any pictures through the converter, after many months of waiting.

Even at 17mm, that is a wider shift lens than I had for film, where I had/have 24mm. Knowing how a 17mm rectilinear is a bit of a beast to use to full advantage, a shift version could be quite interesting.

Of course, all those lenses are normal FL direct on the camera.
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