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Perspective Control Lens or Tilt Shift Lens allows the photographer to change the perspective in the photo without moving the camera body itself.

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Is there an effect opposite of tilt-shifting?

Is there any effect that would make objects seem much larger than they actually are? I tried to google for it and the only thing I could find was a discussion on flickr where focus stacking is ...
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Selective focus optical illusion [duplicate]

I have come across some shots from other people and they create something like an illusion to me and trick me of the scale of the actual scenery. For example, this shot by @chuttersnap on Unsplash ...
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How much shift will I have using Canon tilt-shift lenses on a Hasselblad x1d with an adapter?

I am considering the x1d II, and already have Canon tilt shift lenses, 24 and 45mm, with image circles of 67 and 58mm, respectively. By using, say, a Novoflex adapter, how many mm of shift would I ...
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Shift lens vs move body?

This is a question that sounds basic, but I have yet to find an answer. When using a tilt-shift lens, if you shift the lens up 5 mm, or if you move the camera body up 5 mm, does the camera capture the ...
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What exactly are tilt shift lenses and why are they so important [duplicate]

So I have heard things called tilt shift lenses which makes the buildings appear fully flat. I also heard its mission critical for anyone that wants to take architecture photographs. Why spend a ...
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How will a studio camera with tilt and shift compare to stacking 35mm images?

I use a Nikon d850 with 200mm micro Nikon lens mainly for jewelry photography and stacking is my regular approach. The major problem I have with that is in the shades where definition, detail, etc. ...
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Does shift based perspective correction have any effect on focus?

Consider a photographer with an SLR camera and a PC lens attached in its default, unshifted position, standing on the ground at the base of a columned building whose height is X times that of the ...
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Do Canon's TS lenses work on Metabones?

I have Metabones IV on an A7RII and am interested in Canon's T&S lenses. Will they work without issues?
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Can I adapt an E-mount rectilinear lens on a micro four thirds body?

I use the Olympus micro four thirds (MFT) system. One of the problems with this is that there are no shift lenses for this format, so taking landscape photos with buildings is problematic. I can kind ...
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Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Macro vs TS-E 45mm f/2.8

I'm interested about 50mm range tilt shift lens. I have not found any comparison between the new 50mm and the old 45mm. In my case, I use mostly the shift function and I'm not interested about ...
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Does the Metabones adapter have light leaks during long exposures?

I'm interested in tilt-shift lenses for use with a Sony a7RIII in long exposure mode. I typically do 5/6 minute long exposure and I'm worried about light leaks while using Metabones adapter. I'd ...
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Principles of correcting perspective in software

I am interested in photographing buildings such that the vertical lines are preserved. As shown in the image on the right. I understand that this can be achieved with a tilt-shift lens. However, my ...
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Framing when adjusting tilt on a tilt-shift lens

When tilting a tilt-shift lens, does the framing actually change or does it just work similar to adjusting the focus ring (for a particular area of the image)? I have tried to search for videos where ...
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Is there a tilt shift lens for the iPhone?

I am looking for a tilt shift lens for the iPhone, are there any options out there in the market? I know there are plenty of apps that achieve the effect with software, but I am looking for an ...
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Can the tilt-shift effect be reversed by a light field camera?

Tilt shift photography makes a real life scene a miniature scene that looks like it is made up with toys, and it is achieved by narrowing the DoF. And, a light field camera captures a scene as ...
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How long does an image circle need to be, in order to be tilt/shift lens?

Context I've been using my friend's Otus 55 on my Sony A6000 and I'm having a blast tilting that lens. With a smaller sensor APS-C, I haven't had any problems tilting a Full Frame lens and keeping ...
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Most affordable new digital cameras with tiltable lens and/or sensor frames? [closed]

I need a serious camera for several art photo projects. I'd love to be able to make old view-camera lens-plane and film-plane adjustments. Ideally, I'd also like a few new features (e.g., maximally ...
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What kind of lenses will work best with a tilt-shift adapter for a mirrorless camera?

I own a Micro Four Thirds Camera and want to buy a Tilt Shift adapter to mount a lens. I want to take pictures with the miniature effect. I'm wondering which lens I should buy to mount on the adapter....
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What extender can I use with the Canon TS 24mm?

Is there an extender for the Canon TS 24mm? I heard it is possible to make it a 45mm but I can't find much information on the web.
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What is the most compact camera/lens setup with movements?

I want to try perspective control and I'm good with using film (large format too) or digital camera (full-frame) to do that. What is the most compact option, which can be used while traveling?
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How much of a difference is there between photos where perspective is fixed in post as opposed to being shot with a tilt lens?

I've been doing some architectural photography and indoors with the Nikon 14-24 f2.8 lens. Most of the time I can get my camera high enough to frame my shot and keep vertical lines vertical. But ...
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How can I vertically shift a Tilt-Shift lens in vertical (portrait) position?

I have a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II mounted on a Canon 5D Mk3. When I want to shoot a building tall enough without introducing distortions, I put the camera in landscape position, I shift my lens up ...
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Can I make real tilt-shift 2D photos from 3D Photos?

I have a 3D camera, i can shoot 3D stills, is there a plug-in or some sort of post-production method to estimate the distance from the camera to every single object in the scene (maybe a pixel ...
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Nikon D800E: How does Image Quality compare between PC-E Lenses or Medium Format lenses (via adapter) for Tilt/Shift?

I have a Nikon D800E and want to have shift/tilt. I am mainly focused on having shift, because I want to stitch photos to get broader ratios without cropping. I am considering two options: Nikon PC-...
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What is the difference between Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and I?

What are the major differences between version I and II of Canon 24mm tilt shift lens? Right now, used version I is half the price of II.
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What are the comparisons between the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II lens vs the TS-E 45mm f/2.8?

I'm not sure which one suits best my needs. However, I am curious to know why the 24mm is a lot more expensive, given that it is a f3.5. Perhaps, the maximum aperture does not matter very much with TS ...
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Can Focus Stacking produce the same effect as Tilt-Shift?

A lens with a tilt adjustment is capable of producing a plane of sharpest focus that is not parallel to the image sensor. Could a lens with no tilt adjustment produce the same image, if many images ...
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What are the techniques for taking portraits using a tilt shift lens?

Like many others, I have been a great fan of Ryan Brenizer since a long time. Though I have never tried the Brenizer method of panaromic portraits in my professional photography assignments, I still ...
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Canon TS-E 24mm vs Hasselblad Tilt-Shift adapter

Our studio just purchased a new Hasselblad H4D (don't ask why & don't ask how much it cost) with some lenses and a tilt-shift adapter. OTOH, since I'm mostly photojournalist I'm considering to ...
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Tilt-shift miniature effect from lens versus post-processing miniature effect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment? Miniature faking can be done in post-processing using in-camera software, other software, or sites like ...
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Why are there no autofocus tilt-shift lenses? or, why do tilt-shift movements appear to be incompatible with phase-detection autofocus?

I have never seen or heard of an autofocus tilt-shift (perspective control) lens. It seems like perspective control movements prevent phase-detection autofocus from working correctly; for example ...
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Are the perspective control advantages of a tilt shift lens less important on higher resolution cameras?

When using a tilt shift lens for perspective control, you can use shift to help account for converging lines such as in a scene of a church from 100ft away. I can also handle this type of perspective ...
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Why would I want to use a tilt shift lens for panoramic photography?

I read that some people use tilt shift lenses for panoramic photography, and being that I currently have access to the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens I wanted to give it a try. Do I just ...
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Can the lensbaby achieve a similar effect to a ± 8.5° tilt?

I quite enjoy the ± 8.5° tilt that the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 provides. The cost is quite high at around $2,000USD. It seems that some people use lensbaby lenses for something of a similar effect. What ...
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How do aperture and the tilt portion of a tilt shift lens relate?

I have found that you can use the tilt feature of a tilt shift lens to do some pretty neat things with depth of field. I can throw it 8° to the right and everything on the left side of the image drops ...
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Why not separate a tilt shift lens into two separate lenses?

When using a tilt shift lens I find myself using the two features of tilting and shifting for separate photos. If I want to control the depth of field such as in a portrait or macro shot I will tilt ...
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How To Make Photoshop CS6 Tilt-Shift Guidelines Reappear?

In Photoshop, the guidelines for the new blur effects (the lines that indicate which parts of the photo are being blurred and that can be moved, tilted, etc) completely disappeared. I'm assuming I ...
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Why does this shot appear to have the miniature “tilt-shift” effect?

I've been experimenting with a 9-stop, ND400, neutral density filter. It was very windy yesterday and here's a shot I took out my bathroom window. This was a 1 minute exposure at f22. ISO 100, 24mm ...
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Shift bellows for (canon) DSLR

I would like to know if there is any (reasonably priced) bellows to shift lenses for DSLR (preferably canon) using the same brand lenses. It seems something hard to find, even if I guess it would be ...
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How to Maximize the Miniaturization Effect With a Tilt-Shift Lens?

It is know that using a tilt-shift lens can be used to make a scene look miniature. Now that I have a tilt-shift lens at my disposal with 5 degrees of freedom, what should I do to making things look ...
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In which order is it recommended to set a tilt-shift lens?

After an entire week of having a Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 at my disposal, I am still not sure which control to start setting first. This particular lens has a total of 5 degrees of freedom: ±6.5° tilt ±...
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Metering with a Tilt-Shift Lens

The manual of the Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 states that metering only works when the lens tilt and shift are set to zero (in the same position as a standard lens would be). Logically this implies that the ...
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Is it possible to protect a bulbous lens while shooting?

The Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 has a bulbous front element which protrudes from the lens barrel. This requires a special lens cap which I place diligently while not shooting but there is no head and even no ...
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Is it necessary to lock the tilt and shift movements for each shot?

The Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 has large knobs for shifting and tilting the lens plus small knobs on the opposite side of the lens for locking the shift and tilt movements. It's already tedious to setup ...
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Is there a correspondence between Tilt-Angle and the angle of the Focus-Plane?

Tilt lenses have their tilt-range specified in degrees, typically around ±8°. It seems that this number corresponds to how much a lens physically tilts along one axis. The effect is to tilt the plane ...
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How can I make close-by objects appear as if they were much bigger? [duplicate]

We all know the popular Tilt Shift technique that gives objects a "miniature" look, making them appear much smaller than they actually are. I'm wondering whether it's possible to achieve the opposite ...
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Is there a way to create a tilt-shift photography effect without changing aperture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment? I recently asked a question that was closed, and this question is not the same. I am still trying to ...
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How do I create a tilt-shift photography effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to create a tilt-shift photograph? How to get a miniature effect on pictures? I have seen in different places the tilt-shift photography effect, and ...
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Why does using a tilt-shift lens make things look miniature?

This question isn't so much about how to achieve the effect of making a scene look like it's modelled in miniature, but why tilting the focal plane creates the effect. What is it about photographing ...
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What's the learning curve for a tilt-shift lens?

I'm considering renting a tilt-shift (TS-E 24mm f/3.5L) lens for about a week when I travel abroad to do some photography in the middle east. What's the learning curve like on those lenses? Can I get ...