So far we’ve given you plenty of interesting ways for creating tilt-shift effect. You can use a lens to do it or even use Photoshop or Lightroom. In this tutorial, Mathieu Stern gives you a quick and easy tutorial for turning vintage Helios lenses into tilt-shift with some DIY magic. And the best of all is – you need only two elements and $30 for the entire build.
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Do you like photos with tilt-shift effect? If you do, then you know there are plenty of ways to make them. You can either buy a tilt shift lens or make one on your own. And if you prefer doing it in post-processing, Photoshop and Lightroom will be your allies. This tutorial from Scott Kelby teaches you to fake tilt-shift effect in Lightroom in no time.
When Nikon updated the 70-200mm f/2.8VR with the VRII in 2009, it was much celebrated. Finally the vignetting issues that had plagued the original for full frame/film users had been fixed. While the VRII was just as successful as its predecessor it was quite heavily slated for focus breathing issues at the long end. Now, that has been replaced with the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.
Nikon have also announced a new addition to their Perspective Control (PC) line of lenses. The ultrawide full frame Nikon PC-E Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift lens. Previously the widest lens in the PC Nikkor range was the 24mm f/3.5D, so this presents a pretty substantial increase in field of view.
Since the first tilt-shift timelapses started to appear online several years ago, it’s a look that’s been attempted, copied, and improved upon quite a bit. Tilt-shift lenses, however, can be pretty expensive, and for something that you may only use occasionally, an expense you may not be able to justify.
As a consequence, the tilt-shift look of many videos is created in post. In this video from VideoRevealed, Colin Smith shows us how we can quickly achieve the look in Adobe Premiere Pro.
The production of these lenses, as well as their release, could be delayed due to the high demand of Canon’s recently released lenses as well as matters that are not in the company’s control.
I think that using a Mamiya lens is a stroke of genius for doing DIY tilt-shift lenses, mainly for two reasons: for one those lenses can be found on eBay for around 50-150 US Dollars and they provide superior quality for the price.
The second reason has to do with the optic qualities of large format lenses. A large format lens has to cover a large piece of film (or a large piece of sensor), as a result it casts a large image onto the film plane. This allows light to hit the sensor even if the image is tilted or shifted. But it gets better, the Flange Focal Distance – the distance a lens requires from its rear end to the film plane – is larger for medium format cameras so using a Mamiya lens allows having some bellows between the lens and body while still allowing non-macro photographs to be taken.[Read More…]
But Maciej is now shooting with a smartphone (as we all) and needed to adapt, he made this pictorial for us explaining how to use an industrial CCTV lens to create a real smartphone Tilt-Shift effect.[Read More…]
Here is a challenge for the sharp of eyes among you. Below you will find two tilt-shift photographs courtesy of Maciej Pietuszynski. Those are called tilt/shift or miniature effect photographs.
One of those photos is SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera). Maybe a little curves and minor crop, but it is basically as is. Maciej used his own Shower Head Tilt Shift lens to take it.
The other photo is Shopped (as in Photoshopped), with a method similar to the one in this tutorial.
So, which one is real and which one is fake? if the 512px across are not good enough for your peaking eyes, click the photos for a larger version. [Read More…]
A few weeks back I wrote about what rapid prototyping is doing to the traditional photography industry (well, any industry for that matter).
So it was a nice surprise to see this printable micro 4/3 tilt shift lens project from Joe Murphy. It is based upon the popular plunger lenses from Bhautik Joshi but is more rigid and does not use a toilet accessory.
That specific lens fits the MTF system, but the tutorial explains how to make lenses for other types of mounts.
The only think lacking in this system is a good name, “Tilt-Shift Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter” is not very catchy. I suggest “The Bender“.
Loving the idea of free lensing, yet hating the idea of the lens accidentally crashing into the ground, Maciej came up with a clever concept of utilizing a shower head for its smoothness.
The Nifty fifty has undergone surgery to separate the bionet from the lens and install an advanced tilt-shift mechanism in the form of a shower head held in place with a heavy duty rubber glove. Hit the jump for the full pictorial.[Read More…]