Tilt-Shift Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter

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Tilt-Shift Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter by Joe_Murphy May 8, 2012

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Here is a simple Tilt-Shift adapter which will attach to any micro four thirds camera body and hold a Nikon Series E 50mm lens. This adapter will creates a tilt-shift effect or miniature effect in your photos (see examples below). This is intended to be a more durable and cheaper solution than both DIY and commercial lens adapters ($2100). This was designed to be part of the "Make It Real Contest" on instructables so if you dIg it - follow this link and vote for my project. Thanks!


This has only been tested on micro 4/3 type mount to a Nikon E series mount, but the same principals apply to any body/lens combo you just need to adjust the adapter to fit. I'm still pretty new to 3D modeling so I decided to go with a press fit design when mounting the lens. I'm hoping the community can deviate on this design and create adapter for all types of camera, and improve on my design!


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Any way of making this work with Nikon D3200 dSLR? Thank you!

definantly an inseration... looks like Im going to have to make one for a Sony a-mount... so much to print, so little time.

This does seem to work on my nikon, but only in macro mode.  I had to disect an old lens of mine and steal the last element from it, and then mounted it in the adapter....  That allows me to focus to infinity, and get the miniaturization effect.  I also had to customize it to mount into the nikon so that it would point downward, cause the default mounting leaves it pointing on an angle which gives you a diagonal focal plane.

So cool...but I think the holy grail is a completely adjustable f-type nikon to nikon mount...since these don't exist, and nikon tilt shift lenses cost thousands.   You'd have to cannibalize from a lens adapter, a lens correction too so it's not macro I think as well?  I think it could be done..but will take a lot of work....   Anyone know if anyone has done it..I cant find much here on thingavese?

great Idea to mak it in a fixed angle!

it would be more correct to rotate arround the sensor plane.


Waw that's amazing !

I made tilt-shift photos few years by holding by holding the lense in my hand. This look much safer and much nicer !

I could use one that is controllable and allows for Canon FD lenses (I posted a CAD model and technical drawings with meassurements of the FD bajonett a while ago).

I don't like the "minature effect" but a slight shift would be cool in shooting buildings while standing on the ground.

I think a two piece controllable adapter is totally possible, maybe use a hollow ball joint...? Beyond my skills.

You don't have to tilt it. a linear shift is enough and one dimension is also enough.

My cheap Loreono "Lens in a cap" has a tilt/shift by allowing to slide the lens in 2 linear sliders. It's a simple plastic piece but sadly the included lens is crap.