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Using the A7R on the X-Act2 - Richard Gale's solution

A customer of mine, Richard Gale, has come up with a fantastic solution to fit his A7R to his Rollei X-Act2 technical camera that I thought I'd share with all of you.    He's come up with a nicely fabricated package that allows the A7R sensor to be in the same position as the film plane would be if using the Rollei panshot adapter.  Here you can see some pics of his set-up:  Rollei X-ACT2 - a set on Flickr   btw - Mr. Gale has more than a little bit of design and fabrication experience WRT optics - he runs a company that makes unique lenses for cinema cameras http://www.dogschidtoptiks.co.uk

We've e-mailed about making a short run of these adapters - and he thinks he might be able to do so for an estimated $325 - if anyone is interested please get in touch.

Tilt Table for 55mm PCS lens

For those of you out there with the Rollei Schneider 55mm PCS tilt shift lens, this is a useful chart of required tilt values for distance of the lens to the plane of focus.  Thanks to David Summer Hayes for making this available.    He has several useful articles on his website here - http://www.davidsummerhayes.com/techniques.html  including one on focusing the tilt shift lens. 

Edit - sorry the table isn't showing correctly on the blog - click here for the table