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  1. #1
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    Tilt shift does film.

    I went walking downtown today to finish up a roll of film I needed to develop. Here are the highlights....

    All taken with the 24mm tilt shift and Ilford HP5 film pushed to ISO 1600

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    Nick....for a person like me....description of what you did in each shot (if you remember) would help cause I still can't figure out what you did where even though I read stuff about a tilt shift lens but it's still all too confusing...

    irrespective of the confusion.....I like #3 and #7.....
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    Looks nice Nick. HP5+ is one of my favorite films!
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    Cool stuff Nick, I especially like #2. Did you do any "miniature" type shots?
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    I've avoided trying to explain it because I'm afraid I'll just confuse people because I really don't have a strong understanding of how it all works optically but I'll tell you which dials I turned to get which results.

    refer back to the images on this page to visualize what the lens looks like.

    So there are two dials one on the top (to tilt) and one on the left side (too shift).

    That first picture I posted in this thread, I was standing in front of this building. Normally if I wanted to get the composition I did I would have had to tilt my camera up so I get less side walk and more building but with a tilt shift lens I keep the camera and lens parallel to the ground and turn the shift knob so the lens moves up in relation to the sensor. It seems to be equivalent to me climbing a 12 foot latter to take the shot. it's the coolest thing.

    Using tilt is simple you just turn the tilt knob and it makes the front element look like it's pointed to the side but in reality you're still taking a picture of where the sensor is pointed not the front element and it alters the focal plane. It's helpful when doing product shots and you are shooting on a 45 degree angle down and want to have complete control of the depth of field. Think of the back focus test and being able to use the tilt function to have the entire tape measure in focus even at 1.8.

    I hope that helps a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayfixit View Post
    Looks nice Nick. HP5+ is one of my favorite films!
    Ya! this was my first time using it and I love it! Much better dynamic range, and more pop. I used it at the wedding I shot, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

    It seems like a thicker film then T max. It didn't curl up as much when I was drying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Cool stuff Nick, I especially like #2. Did you do any "miniature" type shots?
    #7 was my best attempt. That look is best achieved with the longer tilt shifts from what I've read. I probably could have done it with the 20D though. That gas station shot had more of a miniature feel then anything with the film camera.
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    that's crazy stuff man...straight lines all the way up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    #7 was my best attempt. That look is best achieved with the longer tilt shifts from what I've read. I probably could have done it with the 20D though. That gas station shot had more of a miniature feel then anything with the film camera.
    You did an great job nevertheless


    Reminds me of combing tilt-shift photography with stop-motion filming: http://davidthompson.typepad.com/dav...nking-ray.html

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    Thanks guys!

    that stop motion stuff is cool eh! I saw that over on POTN. I wasn't necessarily going for that look. I think it's a little over hyped. TS lenses are cool though and I had a harder time giving this one back then I did the 300mm 2.8 IS! I could definately see myself picking one up.
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