Excerpt: Bought the lens baby for myself for my birthday, lol. and I love it! I am a big fan of tilt shift/large format photography, so I was really excited to use this product. I only gave it 4 stars because the effect, while allowing me to tilt the focus of the shot, looks more like a zoom burst effect on the out of focus areas than tilt shift. but nevertheless, I love it!
Seems more like a toy than a real photography tool
tarkus44 "Jeff", Amazon
1 March 2014
Summary: I quickly discovered that it doesn't work great for the purpose I bought it for, namely product photography. It's too difficult to determine what is in focus. I used my D90 on a tripod and zoomed the display after each shot and by doing this I was able to to sort of control it. But there's no repeatability; if I want to make the same shot again, I have to guess at the angle and then go through the above process for each shot.
Summary: This was a gift requested by my daughter-in-law for Christmas. She is a professional photographer and had been wanting this for a while, and was very excited to receive it. She has used it several times and Loves It... The exact quote was "Wonderful!!!". Definitely met her expectations.
Summary: need a new perspective on things then use this lens for a whole new set of ideas as to what to shoot and how you want it to look. You can use the lens to draw attention to a certain area of your photo for quite unique looks. Let the creative side come out with this lens. I use the adjustable aperture with this lens and I like it much better that way but the disks work well enough and are easy enough to change but the adjustable one is so much quicker for that certain...
Excerpt: I love this lens. The usefulness to price ratio is very high in my opinion. It's helpful when it comes to adding that extra magic touch to photos that would otherwise be too plain. I also use it for cinematography, which lends itself to much more artistic shots with little extra effort. I like that you can choose to either lock the sweet spot position into place or keep it loose.