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stevedormerphotography

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Advise needed
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:04:47 AM »

Guys I hope you may be able to help me in my quest.

I currently shoot with the fuji x pro 1 and are getting great results. I want to introduce a tilt and shift lens into my photography.

Now here is my dilemma, do I change my gear to say a nikon d600 and use a nikon tilt and shift lens or buy a Kippon tilt and shift adaptor fitted with a prime lenes for my Fuji. Any help great;y appreciated

Steve
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Re: Advise needed
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 10:05:01 PM »

I'm not sure what your parameters are, but I can't recommend the Nikon 24mm tilt shift lens.

I have tested two of them. The first was horrible in the corners unshifted. The second was just OK in the corners.

If you want to go with tilt-shift photography, I recommend you shift to Canon. Their 24mm TSE II is a fantastic lens, super sharp all the way to the corners.  Their other tilt shift lenses are also very sharp.

Mystery to me why Nikon can't make a sharp tilt shift lens.

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Re: Advise needed
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 02:01:25 AM »

If you're after depth of field, try focus stacking first.  With that size of sensor you will usually only need 2 or 3 depth brackets to from pretty near to infinity and f8 or so.  Should use a tripod, same as with T/S.  Helicon Focus has a trial version available, works pretty good on landscapes with the default parameters.
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Re: Advise needed
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 02:03:36 AM »

I'm not sure what your parameters are, but I can't recommend the Nikon 24mm tilt shift lens.

I have tested two of them. The first was horrible in the corners unshifted. The second was just OK in the corners.

If you want to go with tilt-shift photography, I recommend you shift to Canon. Their 24mm TSE II is a fantastic lens, super sharp all the way to the corners.  Their other tilt shift lenses are also very sharp.

Mystery to me why Nikon can't make a sharp tilt shift lens.

Both the Canon 24mm TS and the Nikon 24mm TS are excellent lenses.

Nikon a wee bity sharper center frame with a bit of CA in the corners
Canon a bit better in the corners

take a look here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=632&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=486&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
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Re: Advise needed
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 06:13:43 AM »

Guys I hope you may be able to help me in my quest.

I currently shoot with the fuji x pro 1 and are getting great results. I want to introduce a tilt and shift lens into my photography.

I assume your focus will be tilt in order to be able to control the plane of sharpness?

If that is the case the Nikkor 24mm t/s is in fact pretty good. It is clearly weaker than the Canon when shifted.

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Bernard
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Re: Advise needed
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 05:10:54 PM »

I'm using the Kipon T/S adapter on my Nex cameras with an 18mm C/Y Distagon leitaxed to Nikon F, and a 25/2.8 ZF.1 Distagon and I'm getting great results. 
For reference I don't use T/S on my D800 (Rokinon on backorder) but I do use the 17mm TSE, and adapted 35mm TS FD and/or Pentax 645, and the 90mm TSE on my 1ds3

I would say choose your camera format 1st, then T/S solution.
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