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Tilt Shift. Do I Need It?

 
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Feb 09, 2014 08:36 |  #46

Mark-B wrote in post #16674940 (external link)
Curious about what you think you would gain with the 5D3 over the 5D2 for landscape and architecture. Certainly not resolution, dynamic range, or sharpness. I've been tempted just because it's something new and/or different, but that $3000 is probably better spent somewhere else for this type of photography.

That's what I've also heard. I haven't made the plunge as I feel the upgrade is too costly. I spent the money on the Tilt Shift yesterday.


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Feb 09, 2014 08:58 |  #47

Good move for what you're doing.


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Feb 10, 2014 07:31 |  #48

Steve Campbell wrote in post #16675640 (external link)
That's what I've also heard. I haven't made the plunge as I feel the upgrade is too costly. I spent the money on the Tilt Shift yesterday.

Good option imho... The main advantage of the 5D3 is the Autofocus, so for people who prefer shooting stills, the costly "upgrade" is not really interesting.

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Feb 10, 2014 07:37 |  #49

Closing thread, saving checking account from destruction.


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Feb 10, 2014 08:28 |  #50

Mindblowing church pictures!
Jack880 should become the Manchester minister of tourism!


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Feb 10, 2014 08:49 |  #51

andrikos wrote in post #16678150 (external link)
Mindblowing church pictures!
Jack880 should become the Manchester minister of tourism!

Thanks a lot mate!!


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Feb 10, 2014 08:53 |  #52

I see that the OP has already made a decision, but I'll throw in my 2 cents anyway -

#1 - If you have to ask "do I need it?" you probably don't need it.
#2 - Not needing something is no reason not to buy it.


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Feb 10, 2014 14:42 |  #53

Tilt shift lenses have intrigued me for a while, although I've read about them I've never actually had a go with one. I think I understand what they do and generally seem to like shots taken them. Seeing those stunning church shots by jack880 has pushed one right up near the top of my wish list!

I think I'll look into renting one in the near future to try out for myself.


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Feb 10, 2014 18:20 |  #54

We just purchased one (TSE 24mm II) at my place of work. I've been reading up on this lens, and one of the aspects that really intrigues me is being able to use the Tilt feature for hyperfocal (something very close in the foreground) landscape shots at f/8 (instead of f/18. f/22). The tilt allows the immediate foreground subject to be in focus without requiring a very narrow aperture and thus -- much less diffraction in the overall image. I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it sure sounds intriguing!


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Feb 12, 2014 14:21 |  #55

WhyFi wrote in post #16678205 (external link)
Not needing something is no reason not to buy it.

Classic!


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May 27, 2014 22:56 as a reply to  @ Unbalanced's post |  #56

I brought the 24 in 2012

I used it for a little bit; became frustrated with it; listed it for sale.

Then I started reading more articles on it; started using is more; obtained better results; took it off the market

Now, it is one of my favorite lens

in the end, I really did not need any of the lens that I purchased but I am sure glad I did. :D


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