Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
robertfel Senior Member • Posts: 1,218
Re: Shift APSC only.

Are you under the mistaken impression that shifting causes it to go completely black in the corners?

There is serious vignetting but at f/11 it isn't so bad that it can't be corrected by cropping in about 1.2x, not 1.5x. If you desperately needed the full width you could also just bracket and combine shots in post. A lens profile to correct the barrel distortion is probably cropping you in to 1.1x anyway. It's a $500 lens after all. My Nikon 14-24 needs some correction as well if there are obvious lines near the edges.

3:36 shows how much vignetting there is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RdiJPSH5uA

Lastly, if you need wider than Nikon's 14mm, Laowa makes a 12mm that's getting good reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD0GSqkfSQ

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