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Tilt/shift
– articles and reviews from Keith Cooper

All the latest tilt and shift related articles on the Northlight Images site

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Tilt shift lenses
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As well as the free articles Keith offers training and workshops covering the use of tilt/shift lenses.

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Keith Cooper’s tilt/shift articles and reviews

What the lenses do, and how to use them.

Keith has written a book [due Nov. 2020] that looks at the many ways that tilt/shift lenses can benefit your photography from a technical and creative point of view.

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Key articles explaining tilt/shift use

Of the many articles here, some address particular issues with making effective use of tilt/shift lenses

Practical tips include:  Using lens adapters to give tilt/shift | Teleconverters and shift lenses  | A DIY large format camera adapter

Latest news/articles/reviews related to tilt/shift lenses and their use

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  • Fixing converging verticals without a shift lens Fixing converging verticals without a shift lensSimple image edits can simulate the results of using a shift lens, if you edit your image the right way and can tolerate the need to crop the resulting image.
  • Teleconverters and lens tilt Teleconverters and lens tiltLens tilt using extenders such as the Canon Extender EF 1.4x III What are the effects of using teleconverters with tilt lenses such as the TS-E17, TS-E24mm and TS-E90mm
  • Teleconverters and shift lenses Teleconverters and shift lensesLens shift using extenders such as the Canon Extender EF 1.4x III Looking at the effects of using teleconverters with shift lenses such as the TS-E17 and TS-E24mm and tilt shift lens adapters.
  • Fotodiox tilt-shift lens adapter Fotodiox tilt-shift lens adapterReview of the Fotodiox TLT ROKR tilt-shift lens adapter for mounting medium format lenses on mirrorless cameras. M645 to Canon RF tested. Available also for M645 to Nikon Z along with many other lens/body combination.

Lens reviews

  • Teleconverters and shift lenses Teleconverters and shift lensesLens shift using extenders such as the Canon Extender EF 1.4x III Looking at the effects of using teleconverters with shift lenses such as the TS-E17 and TS-E24mm and tilt shift lens adapters.
  • Fotodiox tilt-shift lens adapter Fotodiox tilt-shift lens adapterReview of the Fotodiox TLT ROKR tilt-shift lens adapter for mounting medium format lenses on mirrorless cameras. M645 to Canon RF tested. Available also for M645 to Nikon Z along with many other lens/body combination.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II review Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II reviewReview of the Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5L II tilt/shift lens. Looking at lens performance, features and how and why you would use it. Comparison with the original Canon TS-E24mm lens
  • Canon TS-E17mm f4L review Canon TS-E17mm f4L reviewCanon TS-E17mm f4L ultra wide tilt/shift lens review and usage guide. How using a lens with shift and tilt can make a huge difference to your photography
  • TS-E45mm F2.8 lens review TS-E45mm F2.8 lens reviewReview of the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±8 degrees of tilt and ±11mm of shift offered by the lens. Should you consider saving a lot of money, buying a TS-E45mm over the latest TS-E50mm?
  • TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro review TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro reviewReview of the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L macro tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±10 degrees of tilt and ±12mm of shift offered by the macro lens, Includes comparisons with the original TS-E90mm F2.8 lens
  • TS-E 50mm f/2.8L macro review TS-E 50mm f/2.8L macro reviewReview of the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L macro tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±8.5 degrees of tilt and ±12mm of shift offered by the macro lens

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