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05-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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T&S Focal length use.

It seems that most tilt and shift lenses come in long-ish focal lengths (45..60..90mm). With few uber expensive exceptions. Why so? One of the answers would be physical limitation - you need space for T&S mechanism.

What is the practical use of such long lenses, except interesting dof and focus. Theoretically they are good for architecture. Practically i expect most architecture shots to happen at wide angles. Most perspective distortions also happen at wide angles, where there is a reason to correct for something.

Can you post some examples, of images where this perspective modification may come useful at those, longer focal lengths.


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