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I bought an adapter that mounts between the lens and camera. It tilts up to 8 degrees then you can rotate it 360 degrees to tilt in any direction. It allows you to change the plane of focus. The lens will not focus to infinity with the adapter-only good for macro photography. Here's two shot with and without tilting at the same f stop. Tilting allowed me to get the whole watch in focus. But it doesn't work for 3 dimensional subjects. If the watch was really thick, the top or bottom would be out of focus after tilting.

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That's awesome! Did you make the parts yourself, or use old lens parts to make the adapter.
Does it impinge into the frame on full tilt?


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Hi
thank you for posting that. Can you give us a few more informations?
-manual focus continue working with the adapter?
-has connections for transfer informations from lens to camera body? I mean the apperture value is it tranferred from lens to the camera body?
-can you give us the link where you have buy that from?

Thank you very much
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Yes manual focus works-that's the only focus that works(no autofocus capability). There's NO connection from camera to lens mechanically or electronic. Aperture value is not transferred to the camera. You can't set the f stop on the camera like you do with newer lenses. The camera does not stop down the aperture when the pic is taken. You set the aperture f stop with the aperture ring on the lens. So that means you need to use an older Nikon lens with the aperture ring. If you use a newer Nikon G lens, there's no way to set the f stop. Here's a link to one for sale on Ebay.

Macro Tilt Nikon AF AF-S Lens to Nikon Camera Adapter Ring For D7100 D800 D5200
 

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Hi :)
thank you very much for the reply.
Sad but my 105 2.8 nikkor would not work with the adapter.
In any case i want to thank you one more time..
Best regards
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Hi :)
thank you for your help and your interest. The proposed lens has shipping cost+import charges that double the price. Even with that it's not expensive. But i would like to ask you a few more things.

-Is the tilt adapter also working like extensions tubes?
-can i use the adapter with extension tubes (and manual focus lens)?
-The nikkor 50 1.8D will work with the adapter like the one suggested by you? This lens Nikon | Imaging Products | AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

for me it's more easy to buy new the above nikkor, so for that reason i ask you.
My camera is D3200 with 18-105 dx lens and the 105 2.8 micro

thank you very much for your help
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Yes the tilt adapter has the same effect as extension tubes. The Nikkor 50 1.8D will work, but is probably too short a focal length. The extension that the tilt adapter offers is probably too much for 50mm. You'll probably get too large of a reproduction ratio for watch photography. The longer the focal length the more extension needed to get to a given reproduction ratio. And a zoom is better with extension because you have more reproduction ratio range. The focus ring does very little with extension-normally you "focus" by changing camera to subject distance and you can tweak it with the focus ring. Your Nikon D3200 does meter with lenses that do not have the electronic contacts. Since the adapter does not transfer electronic info from camera to lens, you won't get metering with any lens with the adapter. You have to put camera in manual exposure(M)mode and guess at shutter speed and f stop. take a picture look at it. If it's too dark or light change shutter or f stop and shoot again. It sounds difficult but after some experience with it it will become easy.
 

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Hi SeikoAutomatic_01 :)

the 75-150 lens is in my way. In two weeks (more or less) it will be in my hands. But i have problem with the adapter. For more informations please check your pm
Thank you very very much for your help
Best regards
E52
 
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