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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2013, 11:07:31 AM »
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


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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2013, 11:38:45 AM »
This is an old thread, I know, but it has some misguided information I'd like to address.

First, "shift" is 100% doable without a T/S lens, that is it is easy to get the verticals vertical, but you need to have a lens that is wide enough and you need to crop. So a shifted 24mm lens gives you a cropped field of view of a 17mm lens. That is, set up a shot on a tripod with a 24mm lens shifted, take it off and put a 17mm lens on your camera and a crop will exactly match the 24 image. The only important bit, and the reason for converging verticals, keep the camera level.

Second, you can do lens corrections for off centered T/S images, having said that the 24 and 17 are very well corrected for CA and off center vignetting is comparatively easy to correct with a software filter. Anyway all you need to do to do true corrections is increase your canvas size to allow for the shift used, position the image in the larger canvas to allow for the shift used then apply corrections, then crop back to the image. If you are anal enough you could even make actual lens profiles in the free Adobe Lens Profiler.
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #62 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?
Cheers brian

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.
Cheers Brian

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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2013, 02:51:37 AM »
We don't use them at Building Panoramics. We did try, but they just weren't necessary for the way we produce our pictures.

The digital and computer age I guess. Before that we did use the facility on large format film.

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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2013, 05:17:51 AM »
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

Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2013, 06:14:28 AM »
Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?

(I am not the photographer, but might be able to answer that question)
Hello,

the last one is in Siena - the others are located in the Flickr Folder Tuscany / Cinque Terre - both are regions in northern / north-western Italy.

cf http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/?id_lingue=2

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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #66 on: May 12, 2013, 07:43:45 AM »
Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?

(I am not the photographer, but might be able to answer that question)
Hello,

the last one is in Siena - the others are located in the Flickr Folder Tuscany / Cinque Terre - both are regions in northern / north-western Italy.

cf http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/?id_lingue=2

Br
Jens

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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »

Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?
First one is Riomaggiore, in Cinque Terre.
Second one is Florence.
Third is Siena.
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2013, 10:50:37 AM »

Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?
First one is Riomaggiore, in Cinque Terre.
Second one is Florence.
Third is Siena.

Looks like I have to do some travelling :)
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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2013, 11:59:19 AM »

Beautiful shots.

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is this city located?
First one is Riomaggiore, in Cinque Terre.
Second one is Florence.
Third is Siena.

Looks like I have to do some travelling :)


It's an awesome part of the world and extremely photography friendly. If you do go, may I suggest this travel group with which I had a great experience:   http://nadasitaly.com

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Re: What can tilt-shift lenses do that post-production cannot?
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