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Nikon D700, ISO 100, f/3.5, 24mm, Tilt Shift, 1/500
Nikon D700, ISO 100, f/3.5, 24mm, Tilt Shift, 1/500
Nikon D700, ISO 100, f/3.5, 24mm, Tilt Shift, 1/500

When I hear the words “Tilt Shift”, I tend to think of correcting lines. Making buildings look natural. Yesterday’s Project 365 photo mentioned using a Tilt Shift lens for what it was not intended for. In this photo, using the tilt function made the electric pole look so much taller than it actually is.

“Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital postprocessing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

“Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings. source: Wikipedia

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  1. Sweet shot. I noticed you shoot at ISO pseudo-100 on the D700 and I was wondering if you get better results than at 200? From the D700 manual:

    “The settings Lo 0.3 through Lo 1 correspond to ISO sensititiviteis 0.3-1 EV below ISO 200 (IS0 160-100 equivalent). Use for larger apertures when lighting is bright. Contrast is slightly lower than normal; in most cases, ISO sensitivities of ISO 200 or above are recommended.”

    I have heard a bit of debate on this and was curious on your thoughts?

    1. My reason is very simple. I prefer to shoot at the lowest ISO possible no matter what.

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