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Mar 05, 2012 21:32 |  #1

I'm looking at possibly adding a TS-E lens to my arsenal for a bit of a change-up. I was wondering if the locking mechanisms on the TS-E lenses be loosened for a free movement adjustment - grabbing the focus ring and setting up a crude tilt and shift while hand-holding.


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Mar 05, 2012 22:02 |  #2

I have no problem doing what you want with any of my TS-E lenses.


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Mar 05, 2012 22:14 |  #3

Apparently Rokinon is coming out with a 24 TS-E lens sometime soon, so if you don't want to pay Canon prices, they will probably have an excellent lens.


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Mar 05, 2012 22:20 |  #4
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It sounds like you want to hold the lens barrel and tilt or shift without using the knobs (even while loose). I just tested that on my 45mm TS-E, but you can't get a precise tilt; holding the barrel would almost force you to go full tilt from the center. You can't shift without using the knob. So focusing while tilting or shifting is not easy and not advisable.


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Mar 05, 2012 22:23 |  #5

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Hmmmm, I may have misinterpreted what he was asking. I'm not sure why he would want to do that or why anyone would want the movement that loose. I have no problem using the knobs.


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Mar 05, 2012 22:44 |  #6

Thanks - that's what I wanted to know. I am not sure I want (or be in a situation where I have the time) to setup a tripod and do meticulous lens movements when all I want is a quick shot with tilt.


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Mar 06, 2012 00:09 |  #7

If you want ot do quick and dirty tilt movements, thats not the way to do it. What you are describing is bloody hard. Read the this article and note the tilt tables at the back

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial​s/focusing-ts.shtml (external link)

If you are shooting a 17 or 24 mm TSE lens, very little tilt is used when standing. Simply estimate the height above the focal plane and dial it in. For example if the ground plane is your focal plane, with a 24 TSE at 6 feet its just under 1 degree. Set your tilt and lock it. Then focus (even focus confirm can be used) and shoot. You can see the tilt angle dramatically increases with longer focal length lenses at any comparable height. The greater the tilt angle the fussier the fine adjustment will be.

If you really don't want to carry a tripod, perhaps TSE lenses may not fit your shooting style. People who do use them handheld usually use shift which is easier to make out in the viewfinder.
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Mar 06, 2012 00:12 |  #8

Thanks. That seals it as a "not for me" perfectly.


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