Tilt-shift lenses on mirrorless

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
Yes they do, focusing is easier, and yet, I'd rather use my 24 TSE on a DSLR since I still prefer a mirror-based viewfinder.
But this is purely a matter of personal and subjective preferences. As to a possibly better design, due to the tilt-shift mechanism which increases the distance to the sensor, I doubt mirrorless will offer any advantages. There is a minimum distance to be respected to permit the optical group to move.
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Likes: stevelee
Mar 14, 2012
The advantage of mirrorless is that it allows the rear optical element to be placed closer to the sensor plane. Tilt-shifts need more room to manipulate the tilt and shift mechanisms, so I'm not sure if a mirrorless design can benefit from the entire offset difference.


Would you take advice from a cartoons stuffed toy?
Jan 29, 2011
Mirrorless offers a massive design advantage for shifting because they don’t have a mirror box tunnel much more shift can be used without shadowing.

The EF lenses on R cameras won’t benefit from this, but native R T/S lenses should have expanded shift at the very least, probably tilt too.