cptrios wrote in post #14035149
It doesn't matter that it's 'shopped - they are
producing a TS lens.
I'm excited, as I've been looking for a lens with shift capability for pano-stitching purposes, and all of the "affordable" legacy versions I've tried have fallen well short of the mark in terms of IQ.
The downside, of course, is that within a couple of months of release, the internet will be flooded with "miniaturized" shots, along with their creators smugly proclaiming that they're real
and not done in PP. Spare me!
I think Samyang could do very well by concentrating on tilt-shift lenses and making no compromises on quality, even if it would increase the price.
After all, AF - the main reason Samyang's normal lenses have to be cheap to compete with Canon and Nikon lenses - isn't a factor with tilt-shift lenses, so Samyang doesn't need a price advantage to compete. So, make the lenses as good as possible - outstanding optical quality, with 15mm shift in any direction and adjustable tilt and shift axes - and price it only a little less than the Canon and Nikon models, and Samyang would have a real winner and the opportunity to become a major player in the lens market, specialising in specialty lenses and effectively seizing the landscape and architectural photography markets.
They could even do what Schneider did and make a lens with interchangeable Canon and Nikon mounts (possibly adding Leica and Sony to the mix) allowing people who buy into the Samyang system to change camera bodies at will.
16mm, 24mm, 50mm and 100mm tilt-shifts would be a good start, possibly adding 14mm, 21mm, 35mm and 200mm at some stage.