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Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 03:01:07 PM »
Here are a couple of example shots with the TS-E 90mm.

This is with 68mm ET + 1.4x  + tilt @ near MFD


Peacock feather by ncsabkk, on Flickr

The others are simple shots both using some tilt to adjust the plane of focus..


Green by ncsabkk, on Flickr

 
mmm ... by ncsabkk, on Flickr

You will find it is a great tool for product work and is exceptionally sharp.

Well I don't use the 100mm macro at 1:1, just as close as possible to get the largest image I can. So I'd be looking to use the TS-E at around the same distance- it focuses pretty closely. I was just wondering if it would help with squeezing more DOF into a shot when shooting a product on a 3/4 angle. I have done focus stacking before, but when I'm shooting 30-50 toys at a time, well, it becomes a chore.

Thanks for the feedback all! If anyone has any small product shots with it I'd love to see. I think I should just rent it one day to see if is worth it.
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Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
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Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 03:19:57 PM »
I've been doing some food photography with the 100 macro lately, and the DOF limitations have gotten me thinking about TS-E's.  What are people's thoughts on getting the 90 versus the 45 with a 2X telecoverter?  Seems like the latter would be more versatile, but is there a big IQ tradeoff?

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Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 03:29:50 PM »
I've been doing some food photography with the 100 macro lately, and the DOF limitations have gotten me thinking about TS-E's.  What are people's thoughts on getting the 90 versus the 45 with a 2X telecoverter?  Seems like the latter would be more versatile, but is there a big IQ tradeoff?

Huge trade off, don't do it. The 90 is a very sharp lens, the 45 not so much, with the 2x convertor the 45 becomes practically useless.

If the lens is less sharp than the camera, there's no point in using a TC, just crop it and you still have a better quality.

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Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 03:29:50 PM »