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02-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Architectural lens / Perspective control lens

Greetings Pentaxians,

Im in need of a Architectural lens / Perspective control (Tilt and shift) lens for my trusty K5... Does any one have any ideas..?

02-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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See https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-clubs/91033-tilt-shift-lens-club.html

Otherwise: The cheap'n'dirty solution is a Lens-in-a-Cap PC 35/11 but it doesn't tilt.
The not-so-cheap-but-dirty solution is a LensBaby, but it's rather uncontrollable.
I think there's a Russian T&S adapter called an Arsat that works with wide MF lenses.
And if this is a professional|career need, invest in a Nikon system with T&S lens.

The cheapest solution is software. Most modern PP editors have Perspective Control tools, so you can turn trapezoids back into rectangles. This process causes parts of the image to s-t-r-e-t-c-h so you generally need to downsample to maintain resolution. But if you can't stand that resolution loss, you'll need to spend money on an optical solution.
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Prices actually doubled since last year if i remembered correctly

MC 35 mm Tilt & Shift Pentax lens

MC 80 mm Tilt & Shift Pentax lens

pentax made a 28/2.8 TS but i have never seen one in person.
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Traditional T&S lenses are simply not wide enough in APS-C.
You will get better results using a conventional rectilinear wideangle and process in Photoshop CS5.
Not quite the same but good enough.

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In that case i'd like to suggest Sigma 8-16
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The Pentax lens was shift only; I owned one. There is also a Schneider-Kreuznach tilt/shift lens with a Pentax mount; but it is very expensive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clicker Quote
Prices actually doubled since last year if i remembered correctly

MC 35 mm Tilt & Shift Pentax lens

MC 80 mm Tilt & Shift Pentax lens

pentax made a 28/2.8 TS but i have never seen one in person.
That is so cool... I wonder if they have one for a 645.... going tilt and shift on an APS-c... I just can't convince myself it's not wrong.
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There's an adapter for using other manufacturers TS lenses on the 645 and 67....i can't remember sorry


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There's also that tilt shift thing...a few members use it in here...dam the name is on the tip of my tongue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheM0nkeyM4n Quote
Greetings Pentaxians,

Im in need of a Architectural lens / Perspective control (Tilt and shift) lens for my trusty K5... Does any one have any ideas..?
Hi

The Russians have one supposedly with a very good reputation and it has a true K mount.

MC 35 mm Tilt & Shift Pentax lens | rugift.com

Greetings
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hah this is what iwas trying to remember

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Since you will not get lens/body communication with any shift/tilt lens, any that can be converted to K-mount is good. Zuiko, Zeiss, and Leitz are good lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheM0nkeyM4n Quote
Greetings Pentaxians,

Im in need of a Architectural lens / Perspective control (Tilt and shift) lens for my trusty K5... Does any one have any ideas..?
Schneider still offers the 2.8/28 mm PC lens. 28 mm does not feel like a wide angle on an APS-C camera...
There exists no PC lens for APS-C format cameras - i.e. with a design not designated for full frame cameras. You need to accept fairly large distortion and no wide angle feeling. It is much easier these days to use a wide angle lens and crop the image later. You will lose some 30% of resolution because of the crop, but it is going to work. After working with the Schneider lens for years on different 35 mm models, I would not recommend a PC lens on an SLR camera especially not on a digtal APS-C camera for architectural images.
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Thank you very much for your guidance and pointing me in the right direction
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of course it's a lot better to use such lenses for perspective control and correction at the time of taking the actual picture, but some slight to medium adjustment of perspective flaws can be done in post production too, using the Perspective 'handle' in Photoshop's crop tool for example ...

surely that's not the best way to go but the main advantage of this manner of perspective correction would be in the fact that when taking the photograph, you don't have to spend time on adjusting the PC lens, while viewing the image through the tiny viewfinder or the still not so big LCD screen on the camera; you just take your picture and leave the rest to post ...

another advantage: more lenses of varying focal length can be used ...
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