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Which T/S lens for DSLR?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by sciomako, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Wanted to get a T/S lens to do architecture shots, but not sure which one to get... Want something good for value. :biggrin:
  2. Latens


    Oct 18, 2006

    I used the nikkor PC28/3.5 for years with film cameras and loved it. When I changed to digital, with D70 and later with D200 it didn't pleased me (maybe it was my skill's fault) and wasn't wide enough with digital.
    There are other options like the Hartblei http://www.hartblei.com
    and also large format approaches http://www.horsemanusa.com/digital/LD.html (and others) that use DSLR as digital backs.
    All are expensive solutions.
    In my case I'm considering a software aproach like http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo eventually combined with stitching when I need it.
    Best regards
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 10, 2007
  3. rsprouse


    Jan 25, 2006
    Encinitas CA

    Unfortunately Nikon only produces one T/S lens - the 85mm PC Micro. This is a fabulous lens but the focal length is too long on DX bodies for most architectural use.

    The other PC lenses in Nikon's lineup are shift-only. I have not (yet) used any of them.

    I got a Canon 35mm T/S lens on eBay and had it converted to Nikon F mount but this is an expensive solution - I paid $550 for the lens and $400 to have the conversion done.

    I would love to see Nikon come up with a 24mm or 28mm T/S lens, so let's all write to them and tell them we will buy such a lens.

    -- Russ
  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    This is one area that Nikon's range of lenses does not cover the field. Give a thought to using a film based camera or even a view camera.
  5. Thanks for all the inputs.

    Paulo, does DXO automate the conversion in batch mode?
  6. Latens


    Oct 18, 2006


    I haven't used DXO but suppose that perspective correction must be made image by image in order to compensate for specific height and angle in each picture. Others posters that tried it remarked the unfriendly interface (but aren't we used to it in Nikon soft).
    You can try it because there's a free demo for evaluation purposes in:
    Send feedback when you try it.
    Good luck,
  7. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    This is one area I hope ,with the supposed new lenses being offered in the near future ,that nikon will cover.
  8. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York

    If it was me I would use a film cam, my GX680 is perfect.

    But I have used and owned the 28PC and it is quite the lens, very fine. If it is wide enough for you, that is what I would recommend.
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