Possible to use normal lens as tilt shift?

11 months 3 weeks ago #692468 by D Hornick
Is there any way to use a normal lens as a tilt shift?  I like the effect but don't want to buy a lens for just that effect.  

Speaking of which, what about a tilt shift lens is different from other lenses?  


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11 months 3 weeks ago #692477 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day DH

A couple of thousand years ago when I was using a 4" x 5" film plate camera with bellows and a 105mm lens ... yes I could utilise the lens movements to achieve a tilt shift. It was hard work getting it 'perfect' but it was possible. In those days it was mostly used for ease of building verticals during commercial architectural stuff. These days we just click on a Filter option during processing and follow the mouse :)

As to current cameras and "tilt" activities- what I have seen as supposedly "tilt" images with a tiny band of sharpness encased above and below by unsharpness is not my idea of 'tilt-and-shift'

So- what is it that you have in mind for your T&S imagery??
With a better idea of what you have in mind, maybe we (collectively) can help you a bit better

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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11 months 3 weeks ago #692479 by Shadowfixer1
Google tilt shift adapter and explore.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #692492 by D Hornick
Thanks, looking this up right now!  


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11 months 3 weeks ago #692498 by Nikon Shooter
Some solutions are offered but, without proper rear projection,
normal lenses won't cut it. Save your money for the real thing.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #692632 by Kenta
Wouldn't the budget version of a tilt shift be a LensBaby?


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11 months 3 weeks ago #692635 by icepics
I have an Original Lensbaby and a 2.0; those are both manual focus. With those you control the shift in and out, and the tilt up, down, and around. I don't know if/how the tilt might be done with a regular camera lens because it doesn't move that way, a manual focus lens or a zoom would only move in and out, not at an angle the way a tilt shift lens does.

Sharon
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11 months 3 weeks ago #692636 by fmw
The more powerful editing programs have perspective manipulation capability.  That is how I do it.


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