24, 45, and 85 PC-E Lenses (why?)

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,385
Re: 24, 45, and 85 PC-E Lenses (why?)

tundracamper wrote:

Steven-T wrote:

Thus, "commonly", wide angles are more for shift (e.g. 24-PCE for landscape), and medium-short-telephoto are more for tilt (e.g. 85-PCE for commercial food), BUT NOT always. For example, a 24-PCE can be used for diagonal plane focus (tilt) in landscape or in (group) portrait (with combined shift-tilt), too.

That's interesting. I have used the 24-PCE several times for group portraits, but only because I needed wide angle. I've never thought of using tilt for that. What is the specific goal?

Say, a group of 15 people lineup.  I want to photograph the lineup in a diagonal, and make everyone "sharp". Tilt to align the 3-plane intersections on the lineup, aka Scheimpflug Principle, a very common tilt technique.


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