light, good quality, great tilt-shift lens for beginners
9 June 2013
Summary: tilt shift lenses are know that can fix the distortion while shooting. This one is an old one but not bad image quality at f/4 and gets better after f/5.6. It's much cheaper than new lenses, very good for budget constrained person to experience wide angle TS lens
Summary: Using this with a canon 5d mark ii, very solid construction, the tilt and shift stay where you put them (i never seem to need to tighten them off). the wide angle is great. it might be a touch soft. i started with the 45mm which i think seemed like a sharper lens and was 2.8 which was nicer, but i exchanged it for the 24mm just because i thought it would be more versatile, giving me more options working in tighter quarters.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I do plenty of wide angle landscape photography and this lens helps adjust for perspective aberations in the field. That means less destructive adjustments in the computer program. Worth the investment if you're planning to make a habit or profession out of shooting big scenes.
Summary: I used this product to shoot aerial views of sporting events and also for interior architectural shots. The glass is clean and the knobs take some getting used to. The crop factor on my MarkIII does not make this a true 24mm. I would prefer a wider lens if possible. The lens works as advertised, you can straighten up the horizon and vertical lines for a better, truer picture.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I shoot interiors for a living and my entire system is based around the use of this lens. It demands a methodical approach, as the lens can 'slip' into a shift or tilt that you may not be aware of and significantly alter the end result. Since I am shooting architecture, I'm most often using a tripod and before I take the final image I always check the barrel. (BTW, the little 'lens locks' don't really work) There is a definate loss of sharpness at the edge of the frame.
Summary: I use this lens pretty much every day. Shooting primarily exteriors, the ability to correct for perspective is such a time saver. Although it corrects perspective and selective focus options are much wider on this lens, you do need to know how it works (properly). Once you've figured out which way you need to tilt/shift when in vertical, and then in horizontal you'll have the formula down pat.
Very happy with the purchase. It is doing the job nicely
4 December 2013
Summary: I am interested in taking photos of building interiors and decided to purchase this lens for the job. It is great. I did quite a bit of reading up on the pros and cons of this type of lens before purchase. So far, it has performed very well. It certainly straightens out vertical lines and brings them into alignment. The manual focus takes a little bit of getting used to but no dramas after the first few shots. I am very impressed with the results to date.
Excerpt: Loistava linssi esim. arkkitehtuurikuvaukseen, pienet optiset ongelmat vaivaavat mutta vaihtoehtojakaan ei juurikaan ole. Ilman ruudukollista tähyslasia tai kuvien välitarkistusta esim. kannettavan koneen näytöltä on tarkkojen korjausten tekeminen vaikeaa.
Pros: -Jos pitää saada tehtyä tilt/shift-siirtoja tällä polttovälillä niin vaihtoehtoja ei juuri ole, -Tukevaa tekoa, rakenne muistuttaa lähinnä panssarivaunua