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Tilt/shift
– articles and reviews from Keith Cooper

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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

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tilt-shift bookKeith has written a book 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

Keith’s videos – covering aspects of tilt/shift use

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

  • Topaz Sharpen AI V3 reviewTopaz Sharpen AI V3 reviewReview update for Topaz Sharpen AI V3 Image sharpening and shake removal software updated to improve the correction algorithms. Used by Keith for tilt/shift lenses and occasional camera shake
  • Review: Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lensReview:  Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lensKeith Cooper reviews the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens. Fully manual lens with ±11mm of shift in any direction. The lens is available in Nikon/Canon/Sony mounts. The Canon mount option is tested here.
  • Laowa 15mm shift lensLaowa 15mm shift lensVenus Lens announce the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens. The widest full frame shift lens available, part of their Zero Distortion range. Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mount
  • Looking at the Canon R5 cameraLooking at the Canon R5 cameraKeith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 45MP mirrorless camera, from the POV of an architectural photographer, including extensive use of tilt shift lenses
  • Canon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftCanon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftUsing the Canon drop-in filter adapter (EF-RF) and polariser with TS-E tilt-shift lenses (17/24/50) on an EOS R5 RF mount mirrorless camera
  • Topaz Sharpen AI updatedTopaz Sharpen AI updatedReview update for Topaz Sharpen AI V2.1 Image sharpening and shake removal software updated to improve masking and settings autodetection
  • Nikon PC 19mm F4E ED reviewNikon PC 19mm F4E ED reviewReview of the Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED tilt/shift lens. Nikon F mount full frame perspective correction lens for full frame (FX) cameras. Tested on the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera

Lens reviews

  • Video: Laowa 15mm shift lens reviewVideo: Laowa 15mm shift lens reviewReview of the Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D shift lens, with examples of how the lens can be used. Includes a brief comparison with the Canon TS-E17 tilt/shift lens(14m 40s)
  • Review: Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lensReview:  Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lensKeith Cooper reviews the Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift lens. Fully manual lens with ±11mm of shift in any direction. The lens is available in Nikon/Canon/Sony mounts. The Canon mount option is tested here.
  • Video: A look at the EOS R5Video: A look at the EOS R5Keith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and compares it with the Canon EOS 5Ds he uses for his day to day work (22mins)
  • Canon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftCanon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftUsing the Canon drop-in filter adapter (EF-RF) and polariser with TS-E tilt-shift lenses (17/24/50) on an EOS R5 RF mount mirrorless camera
  • Video: Fotodiox tilt-shift adapter for MF lensesVideo: Fotodiox tilt-shift adapter for MF lensesKeith Cooper looks at using the Fotodiox tilt/shift adapter for M645 medium format lenses on a full frame mirrorless camera (EOS RP) (14mins)
  • Nikon PC 19mm F4E ED reviewNikon PC 19mm F4E ED reviewReview of the Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED tilt/shift lens. Nikon F mount full frame perspective correction lens for full frame (FX) cameras. Tested on the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera
  • Teleconverters and shift lensesTeleconverters 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.

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

ISBN 9781785007712

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