I recently posted my excitement of having discovered that you can now order lens tilt adapters for your Micro Four Thirds cameras which effectively can convert most legacy 35mm lenses into tilt lenses – but not shift lenses.
Now, one of my readers has informed me that you can also get shift adapters from Fotodiox for your M43 cameras but at this stage it seems there are only adapters for Canon FD, Minolta MD and Contarex lenses, and are selling for $US149.95.
It seems they offer 10mm shift in either direction and can be rotated a full 360deg.
In addition, the Contarex version comes with a tripod mount socket for seemless panoramic stitching.
Unfortunately they do not have a tilt function, however, according to the manufacturer, tilt and shift adapters should be avalable mid-2010..
The Contarex adapter also has an aperture control ring:
Nevertheless, this is a great development and will add to the momentum of the Micro Four Thirds system as it proves it is the most versatile of all camera systems in terms of lenses it can use and how they can be used.
With their longer lens flange to sensor distance, I do not think such adapters will be available for APS-C size EVIL cameras such as the new Samsung NX-10, and even if they could create such an adapter you would be much more limited in the amount of tilt or shift given the larger sensor size.