Well, just like a view camera takes a lot of work to get a single image, so would a PC/TS lens on a smaller camera. And speed is what small cameras are all about.
I want one (besides for the obvious fun of fiddling with all those controls) to take better shots of small items like glassware or chemical samples. I often use perspective and distortion in Photoshop to square things up, and I'm hoping the 85PC would get it right at the image plane. I'm sure there is some image degradation when stretched with Photoshop.
I purchased a 28mm PC Nikkor lens a few weeks ago from a local seller via eBay. It presents a few challenges to me since I am not well versed in manual focus or metering. But, I am looking forward to working with it. I wanted it specifically for architectural elevations and interiors. It is in pristine condition and the seller included a filter holder, lens hood, spirit level for the hot shoe, and a few other goodies. I did discover that it is a bit difficult to remove from the D70, but I thought it would suffice until I could afford the 85mm PC.
I have never used the shift function before. You mainly use it for achitecture, or so em difficult situations. For this portrait i used tilt function full.
You can see the dof at his hair and is mouth. When you look at the original version you will see that only his eyes are sharp. besides some sharpening and levels works there was no blur used in the picture.
When you get a chance, could you post a few images utilizing the tilt-shift feature? I am especially interested in this lens. I purchased the 28mm PC Nikkor a few weeks ago. It does not meter with the D70, thus I haven't tried to use it much. I have much to learn and I have heard and read wonderful things about this lens.