Architecture and landscape photographers often use fancy Tilt-Shift lenses. But how do they actually work? In this video, Vincent Laforet, a well-known photographer and educator for Canon, will show you everything you should know about Tilt Shift lenses and what sets them apart from conventional lenses.
Basically, what makes a tilt shift lens different from other, conventional lenses is its ability to tilt and shift the lens. By tilting the lens, you can change the framing of the shot without distorting the perspective. The shifting is used to specifically control the plane of focus.
A “normal” lens usually focuses on a specific distance, while shifting the lens allows to focus on a specific area rather than on a distance. That is how the miniature effect works.
Tilt Shift lenses can be crazy expensive, the Canon 17mm Tilt Shift lens, for example, will cost you $2,499. If you want to create creative miniature-styled photos for a more affordable option, then the Lensbaby Tilt Shift lens could be something for you.
Would you consider getting yourself a Tilt Shift lens?