Summary: Very Sharp lens. My shooting results for this lens have been very good, I do notice the lens shows less contrast making the pictures seem a little flat out of the camera. This is an easy adjustment in your lightroom or CS software. I have a writeup on truetoad.com for this lens, on the Trail with the Nikkor 45mm PCE also has some example photos. This is a large heavy MANUAL lens. Works great on my D800 or D700.
Excerpt: I use this for food all the time. The tilt shift setting may creep, but the manufacturer tells you this up front. I can shoot wide open and, by tilting the focal plane, get the faces of everyone at the counter in focus or the whole surface of a pizza when a conventional lens at that f-stop would only get a portion.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Focal plane control rocks
Excerpt: I waited a long time to purchase this lens and it was worth the wait! I takes a bit of getting used to but it produces results every time. You can easily focus (or not) on the subject. It moves left to right, up and down and also moves 90 degrees so the angles are endless. It is a bit heavy and needs two hands but if you take the extra time out to frame the shot, it's great.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: OK, so it doesn't afford all of the movements us old view camera users are accustomed to, but for the convenience of the small camera, this is the next best thing. The lens is sharp corner to corner and even surpasses my old 85 tilt shift Nikkor lens.
Pros: Contrast, Durable, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
Excerpt: I am not an architectural photographer, but I do have to deal with trying to keep lines parallel. I photograph books in my art and perspective control is needed. I also look to achieve a very shallow dof. After losing my darkroom in a building fire, I made the switch from using a view camera to DSLRs. This lens has helped that transition more than any single component.