Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G: Replacement for the 24 TS-E?

Started Oct 25, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP cbnphoto New Member • Posts: 17
Re: Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G: Replacement for the 24 TS-E?

wimg wrote:

Your reasoning is not correct.

With shift you shift the optical axis, you bring certain elements of
a building f.e., closer in projection than they are in the standard
setup, and there is no way you can do that just by cropping. Any
straight lines, even when photographed straight on, will still
converge further away from the optical axis. The only way to "fix"
this is either by shifting the optical axis, IOW, use a shift lens,
or by correction in PP. The latter loses (a lot) more resolution,
however, than shifting does.

How do you think a shift lens works? There is no magic. It's just an ultra-wide lens which has a very large image circle. The only difference between it and a normal ultra wide is the size of the image circle and the mechanical mechanism needed to be able to shift the view within that circle - you are in effect mechanically cropping from a very large image. Other than that there is no difference.

I think my reasoning is completely correct If you do not think this is correct then try it and see!

BTW, tilt is not esoteric. For me it certainly isn't. It is the main
use for a tiltshift lens IMO, as it is about puting the DoF plane
exactly where you want it; it is about creative freedom.

For you it may not be but for a lot of people (including me) it is a rarely used function on a WA lens (tilt is much more useful on the 45 or 90 TS-E - that is where it really shines).

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