Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 07 @ 8:28pm
Every so often that tilt-shift lens I have laying around comes in handy.


chance says:
What exactly does a tilt-shift lens do?
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:12pm -
Grown Unknown says:
@chance, with a t/s lens you can either tilt (rotate) or shift (move left/right, up/down) the focal plane, which means you have more control over what's in focus.

In this case, notice how the hair above my ear is almost in focus just like my chin - and my face is blurrier than you would expect for something shot head-on.

It's usually used in product photography when you want to shoot from an angle above the object but keep labels and such in focus.

Overall not as great as a large-format camera with bellows, but it kind of approximates part of the experience...
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:22pm -
chance says:
Very cool. I've seen some lenses (online) that more or less had elbows allowing them to be tilted at the joint slightly. I guess I might have thought that you were using one of them, but it sounds like you're not. haha
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:25pm -
western dave says:
i want tilt shift lens. this is pretty cussin' great.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 10:31pm -
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