Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

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Ed Rizk Veteran Member • Posts: 3,470
Re: Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

mmarian wrote:

The whole idea of shooting architecture with ts-e lenses is to get the verticals straight. If you tilt the camera ever so marginally when shooting handheld you will need to correct in post. With 17mm it becomes more critical as everything is amplified by the super WA perspective. I suspect that you will soon addopt shooting from tripod and in LV with this lens😉

Sometimes I leave a little keystoning on purpose, especially if the building is tall or there is a two story ceiling inside. I never leave as much as there would be with no shift.

When I first got the 17, I bought a 6D to stick on the back of it. The level was worthless, so I had to eyeball it or use the bubble level on the tripod. My verticals were rarely perfect before I bought the R. Non photographer clients still noticed a great improvement . The R made them much better with that nice big level. Only photographers noticed that difference.

Better is still better, even if it’s not perfect.

If you are a perfectionist, too much correction in processing creates artifacts and distortion, so there is still a benefit to the shift lens.   I just hate the ergonomics of it hand held anti get more camera shake because of it.

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