Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
OP Ian L Contributing Member • Posts: 586
Re: On the other hand

Photomonkey wrote:

TS lenses are sharp but most of the puffery you hear is from those rhapsodizing about their very expensive purchase.

In Julius Shulman's book on architectural photography notes that he rarely used the movements on his view camera. That is my experience in 20+ years of doing it.

In addition the notion that quality loss is significant when adjusting perspective in post is just wrong. Moderate corrections do not show issues at al. Moreover, if they were, they are at the edges and often in areas of no detail.

Like most obsessions, reality falls far short of fantasy.

I dont really have any complaints about quality loss when correcting in post. It's mainly the cropping. Although I haven't done a side by side comparison of a image shot with a TS lens vs one corrected in post to see if there's a noticeable difference.

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