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Tilt Shift?

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by JellyBelly, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. JellyBelly

    JellyBelly Meat Popsicle

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    I'm having a hard time seeing how a tilt shift lens works. Can someone explain it to me? Does the lens really tilt and shift as it appears to do? Is there really a benefit to light traveling non-linear through the lenses?
     
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    Fred Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    tilt shift lenses are primarily used for large format cameras. They are usually mounted on bellows which allows the photographer to move the lenses into different positions. This is done with architectural photography to straighten building lines and/or change the focus plane.
     

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    Interesting. Thanks!
     
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    Actually, the flexible bellows combined with adjustable rails allow for tilt and shift on view cameras. Lenses are fixed. T&S lenses are those especially made for major SLR manufacturers to at least partially mimick the behavior of a view camera. Here are some examples:

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=49&sort=7&cat=2&page=3
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=50&sort=7&cat=2&page=3
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=51&sort=7&cat=2&page=4
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=147&sort=7&cat=12&page=3

    Here is a quick tutorial on using those lenses:

    http://www.danheller.com/tech-persp.html
     
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    Yep, you're right. Thanks for the correction and additional info. :)
     
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    I may be dating myself now, but back in college we used huge (8x10 negatives) view cameras to take photographs, and we then processed the cut sheets of film and did contact prints. Good ol' days of hands smelling of developer and fixer. There was no grain, though. :supergrin:

    I still remember rubber air pressure-operated shutters on some of the camera models. "B" was the only mode. Appertures all the way down to 64 were not uncommon. ;)
     
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    Wow, you ARE old. :tongueout:



























    Unfortunately, I remember most of those things as well. :supergrin:
     
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    Gee, I am surrounded by geezers :supergrin:

    And I work to get grain :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Boy, have times changed :supergrin:
     
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    You know, geezers are like fine wine, only get better with age. [​IMG]
    For the better, at least as far as photography is concerned.
     
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    I guess I am doomed since I don't appreciate "fine wine" as I opt for the sweet stuff :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    In the old days I would have settled on a shot of tequila and a beer, but I live such a clean life now, a cup of coffee must do. Okay, maybe a little cheesecake. ;)
     
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    Chocolate! The dark bitter stuff :hearts:
     
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    Ah, we agree on something, then. Of the supermarket variety, I will take Lindt 85%, please. :)

    (and this is relevant to tilt and shift how? oh, never mind ;))
     
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    Stop it you two - I'm getting hungry! :eat:

    :supergrin: :supergrin:
     
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    How to trap a kitty...



    [​IMG]

    Use the right bait! ;)
     
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    :faint:

    Actually, one of my cats loves chocolate as much as I do. She shouldn't have any but I will let the edge of a piece melt on my finger then let her lick it off. She is happy with that and it can't be enough to hurt her. :)
     
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