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The Crescent Hotel
A haunted hotel in Eureka Springs, AR
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I love this lens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote

The Crescent Hotel
A haunted hotel in Eureka Springs, AR
K-1 mII, K28f3.5 Shift
Very nice and a fun lens to use as well.

I also have the 6x7 75/4.5 shift, so yes I'm a "shift" fan.

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Must use "Deviate Lady" (Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift) more often, just a quick play here.

Shifted 11mm left then right, both images then merged in LR.



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"Deviate Lady" (Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift) with 6mm of shift, some added grain and Gold split tone treatment.

Spare time and idle hands... this is what happens...

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Lens Spotlight: K28 Shift - Jason Doss

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Lens Spotlight: K28 Shift - Jason Doss

Comments appreciated, here and there.
The way that I've always used the twin aperture rings is to preset both to the desired aperture. To obtain the correct exposure setting, open the inner (the smooth one with no clicks) to wide open so it's bright to focus with and then just turn it back until it stops at the preset (no need to look) and your ready to shoot.

Remember this lens is also a fantastic way to photograph reflective objects... without yourself putting a guest appearance in the image, just by using the shift function to one side. Hence no lengthy PP required to remove yourself later, as time is money.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Must use "Deviate Lady" (Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift) more often, just a quick play here.

Shifted 11mm left then right, both images then merged in LR.
This is brilliant, I had never thought of a shift lens in that kind of use but it makes a lot of sense!

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This is brilliant, I had never thought of a shift lens in that kind of use but it makes a lot of sense!
Aye it's a fun thing to play with and I tell you with digital, it's far far easier to pull off this sort of imagery... compared to back in the day with film.

I always shoot this sort of stuff with manual exposure and do it a as quickly as possible in order to keep both exposures the same, as a change in the light... adds a whole new level of grief to the PP otherwise.
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Aye it's a fun thing to play with and I tell you with digital, it's far far easier to pull off this sort of imagery... compared to back in the day with film.

I always shoot this sort of stuff with manual exposure and do it a as quickly as possible in order to keep both exposures the same, as a change in the light... adds a whole new level of grief to the PP otherwise.
That is what I try to do as well. Usually I'll expose for the brightest part of the scene and do what you say. But I don't do panoramas nearly enough. I find the K10D is very good for that, since the files aren't too large and I'll end up with a pretty good size panorama in the end should I ever want to print it...

I have seen a picture from someone who took some shots on film and then after scanning, digitally created a panorama. I thought it turned rather nice. It's on flickr somewhere... I think....
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Lens Spotlight: K28 Shift - Jason Doss

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Nice article!

Two minor corrections:

1. The lens does have filter threads -- 77mm -- built into the petal hood. Thus it can take filters but they may vignette on fullframe (not on APS-C if I remember correctly), especially with strong left-right shifting in landscape orientation (or up/down in portrait orientation).

2. Thus, the lens does accept filters. In fact is does so in two places! In addition to the filter threads on the hood, the back of the lens has a holder for gelatin filters (which you did mention at the end).

P.S. One trick for getting the right amount of shifting for architecture is: 1) use the electronic level of the camera to point the camera straight-level at the horizon (that ensures that all vertical lines will be vertical); 2) use the shift to compose the object (without tilting the camera off of level).

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