« on: May 12, 2013, 02:44:02 AM »
So I guess one really should use a tripod with TS for optimal results. How would one work as a walkabout lens?
It works fine if you don't mind manual focus -- they're also a bit bulkier/heavier than non TS lenses. Shifts can also be done handheld and tilts for miniature effects too. It's when you need to precisely aline the focal plane with live view precisely that tripods are necessary.
Tilt-shifts can work fine without a tripod. I use the setting on my 5D3 that allows me to see leveling info in the viewfinder by pressing one of the AF buttons. Before I do that I verify focus using Live View. The following shots were taken with a TS hand held.
JSC_2110_HDR.jpg by CalevPhoto, on Flickr
JSC_0562_HDR-Edit.jpg by CalevPhoto, on Flickr
Siena Gardens by CalevPhoto, on Flickr
OK, great to hear. They're nice shots.