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24mm tilt/shift lens without lifeview?

 
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Aug 21, 2009 22:42 |  #1

I am very intrigued by the new 24mm tilt/shift lens but I am concerned that I will not be able to see the effect through the viewfinder only. I use an original 5D without lifeview! Those of you owning this lens, can you use it looking through the VF only?




  
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Aug 21, 2009 23:06 |  #2

5Dmaniac wrote in post #8502377 (external link)
I am very intrigued by the new 24mm tilt/shift lens but I am concerned that I will not be able to see the effect through the viewfinder only. I use an original 5D without lifeview! Those of you owning this lens, can you use it looking through the VF only?

I'd say you should have no problem...


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Aug 21, 2009 23:09 |  #3

I have the original model, no problem using the view finder.



  
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Aug 22, 2009 06:40 |  #4

I use my TS-E mostly through the regular VF. Though it is nice when I have the opportunity to use LV. :)


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Aug 22, 2009 12:37 |  #5

5Dmaniac wrote in post #8502377 (external link)
I am very intrigued by the new 24mm tilt/shift lens but I am concerned that I will not be able to see the effect through the viewfinder only. I use an original 5D without lifeview! Those of you owning this lens, can you use it looking through the VF only?

I have just fairly recently got a 24mm TSE. It's quite usable looking through the viewfinder. Live view just adds another dimension.

Incidentally, it's not Life View but Live View. ;)


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Aug 22, 2009 12:49 |  #6

I used it on my 30D (smaller viewfinder) No live view. It was tougher, but still could make due. You will always use it on a tripod anyways, so you will always find yourself taking your time. So VF isn't THAT bad.


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Aug 22, 2009 13:42 |  #7

Thanks everyone for your replies! My birthday is coming up and this has always been my dream lens. I also shoot Large Format and love the possibilities of shift and tilt.




  
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Aug 22, 2009 16:29 |  #8

I always liked to use an Angle Finder with TS-E lenses, especially on non-LiveView bodies.

With the 5D it should be a lot easier, because of the bigger and brighter VF, but you could still consider the EE-S focusing screen, which will show better what tilt is doing to your image and will also improve MF ability (IMO AF confirmation is not critical enough).

And if needed, for very critical focus you could still get an Angle Finder.

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