Cheating? or just another way to do things

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  1. Fraggo

    Fraggo TPF Noob!

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    So i was looking at nikon lenses for a wish list and i come across this lens

    Nikon PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Lens - 2174 - RitzCamera.com

    You can manually fix distortions, or if i understand this right, make your own. I don't really know what to think about this, could be a good idea, or is it cheating or another way to do things now.

    Thoughts?

    Andrew
     
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    I occasionally use a 1920s plate camera with a lens capable of moving and correcting distortion just like this one. The idea isn't exactly new.
     
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    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    True dat..

    I once interned at a photo studio that shot furniture. They used large format 8x10 cameras that did all that stuff. (it was 1992)
     
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    Maybe a better way to think about it is that you are cheating with your current lens.... and correcting perspective with the tilt shift lens...

    Ansel would be rolling in his grave...
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hmm tilt shift - you know you can also get tiltshift bellows as well!
    Its certainly something I would like to use in macro work and it really does open up options as its not always possible to get the right angle with the camera/lens (objects in the way etc...) Tilt shift lets you change the ange and thus get the shot.
    That nikon make a decicated tiltshift macro lens makes me jealous!
     
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    ok, i havent had the chance to use a MF or LF camera as of yet, so i dont know to much about them, does sound interesting though, thank you for your thoughts, i'm always looking to learn something new.
     
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    No such thing as cheating when it comes to photography - you either get the image you wanted or you don't (but no plagiarism please).
     

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