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09-20-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Tilt-Shift Lens Demo at Photokina

Schneider-Kreuznach had an interesting demo of the effect of a tilt lens at Photokina 2012. At Photokina 2010 they introduced three Tilt-Shift lenses all available in K-mount (45, 90 and 120 mm) and this year they introduced a fourth lens, a 28 mm, also available in K-mount.

The demo set-up show-cased the 90 mm on a Nikon tethered to a monitor. What we see is that the slanted object is rendered shaply from front to back:

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These lenses are manufactured in Germany which is reflected in the prices (in the EUR 2,000 to 3,000 range). A less expensive alternative is the recently intorduced 24 mm Samyang Tilt-Shift lens. The price of the Samyang hasn't been announced yet but I'd speculate below EUR 1,000.

09-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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I soooooooooo want a TS lens!!! Glad the Samyang is coming, but I wish I could justify the one above!
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An online retailer in the UK is taking pre-orders for the Samyang for 999
http://www.ukdigital.co.uk/samyang-t-s-24mm-f35-ed-as-umc-tilt-shift-lens-pentax.html

Details about the lens can be found in the Samyang site in UK also.
http://www.samyang.co.uk/samyang-t-s-24mm-f35-ed-as-umc-lens.html
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