tilt-shift lenses

PhotoPlus 2013: Tilt-Shift and iPhone Lenses from Schneider

The Schneider Optics booth is minimal, but it has a couple of cool things set up. First is the iPro Lens system for iPhones. It uses a compact case, with a bayonet-style mount to attach lenses. And it looks nice enough to stay on your phone at all times. It adds some new capabilities to your phone with fisheye, macro, and telephoto options available.

Perspective Control and Tilt-Shift Lenses

In recent years, perspective manipulation has seen a surge in popularity throughout the photography community. Whether it is the eccentricity of miniature-faking, or the dreamy elegance of selective blur, tilt-shift lenses have undoubtedly solidified their place on many contemporary photographers’ to-buy lists.

DSLR Lens Primer, Part 3

This final part of our three-part series on lens basics focuses on special lenses: tilt-shift models, which bend perspective and can even generate a "miniature" effect, and macro lenses, including macro rails that can help you create a super-close-up image that's completely in focus.

Hands-On Review: the New Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens

I come from a photojournalist background, so being asked to test the new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens was a bit of a challenge for me. I am accustomed to grabbing gear from my bag and shooting in a hurry, often with little regard for the well-being of my equipment. Tilt-shift shooting tends to be a slower enterprise, maybe a bit too precise and precious for my taste.

New Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift ED AS UMC Lens for a Shift in Perspective

Rokinon has released a manual focus 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha full-frame DSLR cameras. Tilt-shift lenses provide the capability to control perspective and to correct the convergence of lines within the frame. They also offer depth-of-field control without the need for wide aperture settings and exacting selective-focus placement.

New Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic Captures Sharp (and Soft-Edged) Images

Lensbaby, loved by many for its ever-growing line of fun-and-funky, special-effect optics, has introduced the Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic, an 80mm f/2.8 flat field lens that like the Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic, sports a 12-blade adjustable diaphragm, which for a Lensbaby can be considered a major advance in lens design.

What is an Aperture?

The aperture of the lens controls the amount of light that passes through on its way to the camera's sensor or film plane. A camera's aperture is also commonly called its f-stop, though 'f-stop' technically refers to the diameter of the opening created by internal adjustable blades, rather than the entire mechanism.




Canon Series L Tilt-Shift Lenses

Photographing buildings or interiors in tight quarters can be unnerving, as any architectural photographer can tell you. In urban surroundings, there's usually a limit to how far you can back up before you bump into a wall or step dangerously into oncoming traffic.

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