Thanks for suggesting these pages.
I had already seen them in my on line wanderings researching the subject.
Most people who have spoken of this on line talk of the more expensive, and perhaps more interesting to most,Tilt-Shift adapter which is not what I want to buy.
I have in fact already bought this kipon tilt only adapter knowing very well that that is all that I am ever going to use for the intended purpose of portraits.
I have considerable experience with the use of studio cameras and I know that, for what I want to do at present, this will be the only type of lens movement that I need.
I have read a few things about this adapter though and they taught me the following.
1) It tilts a maximum of 9 degrees.
I would have appreciated some more tilting, but this somewhat limited movement ability comes as a consequence of the compact size and operational ease.
2) It only has a “ free” and “ locked” position.
It would have been nice to have also a “ clicking” mechanism to indicate that the adapter is in a central, non tilted in any direction position, in order to use this as an adapter also when you do not intend to tilt anything at all and just adapting a lens to my X camera.
What I would really like to see though ( and I’ve found only few examples on line) is how it works on a Fuji camera with several focal lengths in portraiture.
I am not interested in the “ miniature” effect ( of which I saw several examples) and only have minimum interest for still life or macro applications, but I am particularly interested in seeing portraits, close up and the whole figure, and the level of sharpness at different apertures, with different type and focal length lenses.
This would help me selecting one or two lenses.
I think that I will go for an Helios 58mm ( due to its low budget cost , I had a few in the past and sold them). Maybe I will go for a 85mm with M42 fitting but they are considerably more expensive.