Photoshop vs tilt shift lens?

1 year 7 months ago #745143 by Fess Walker
Adobe has done a great job adding features to Photoshop over the years.  I'm after specific details about its ability to clone the effects of a tilt shift lens, can this be done and be done on par with the real deal?  

If so, how please?  Thank you in advance for the help!  


Fess


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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #745158 by Razky

Fess Walker wrote: Adobe has done a great job adding features to Photoshop over the years. I'm after specific details about its ability to clone the effects of a tilt shift lens, can this be done and be done on par with the real deal? If so, how please? Thank you in advance for the help! Fess

Focus stacking a static subject can emulate the tilt feature - if any part of the subject is moving, you're better off with a shift lens. Photoshop perspective control usually involves cropping out part of the image, which may or may not be acceptable. Personally, I do not use photoshop - my tilt/shift lens of choice is a Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Super-Angulon 2.8 50 HM. I shoot a lot of verticals (cover shots), so the rotating tripod mount is invaluable.


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1 year 7 months ago #745159 by Razky
Correction: you're better off with a tilt lens, NOT a shift lens! My apologies.


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1 year 7 months ago #745195 by Colorado Mike
A buddy has a 24mm tilt shift lens and it's a work of art.  Expensive lens, but what he can do with that lens is amazing.  I would be surprised if software can come close to the effects from a physical lens.  


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1 year 7 months ago #745207 by db3348
G’day Fess ,

I generally agree with Razky ,    “ you're better off with a shift / tilt lens. "
and Colorado Mike .

Depending on how realistic and exact “ real deal ”  you want results to be .  
Doing them with TS lens & camera  is always going to be quicker and easier  compared to using Photoshop .   And  then  how familiar and proficient are you with Photoshop ?

Before I go into a long-winded explanation of “ how ” to do it,  can  you give us an idea of what particular “ look ” effect you’re trying to achieve ?  Are you trying to correct distortion of a building / object ,  or  are  you trying to get the limited / enhanced depth-of-field look ?  Or a mixed bag of both ?

db3348


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1 year 7 months ago #745490 by No Show
In camera is always preferred if you ask me.  Photoshop will fix things if you forget or mess up.  In case of emergency, break glass. 

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