omd:tiltshift

tilt-shift perspective control lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras

introduction

  • perspective control lenses allow either tilting of the lens away from the sensor plane or shifting the lens parallel with the sensor plane, or both
  • tilting is primarily used to create greater depth of field (DOF) by aligning the plane of focus with your subject's plane which is a common technique for traditional landscape photographers
  • tilting can also be used in the opposite way to reduce depth of field (DOF) and this effect is sometimes also used to create a “diorama” or “fake miniature” effect where the shallow DOF of life size scenes makes them appear to have been close up shots of model scenes
  • shift is mainly used to allow photos of tall buildings while keeping the camera itself parallel with the ground to minimise keystoning effect
  • shift can also be used to create 3 images which can later be stitched into a panorama
  • see also:

tilt-shift for Micro Four Thirds

  • currently there are no high quality dedicated true tilt or shift lenses designed for Micro Four Thirds system, however, given the short lens flange to sensor distance, it is possible to use a number of other solutions
  • also of note, Olympus cameras now have keystone correction functionality which somewhat reduces the need for shift lenses
  • the Horseman TS-pro tilt shift system is available in Micro Four Thirds mount

using tilt-shift lenses designed for other systems

using a tilt-shift adapter

dedicated tilt shift lenses in Micro Four Thirds mount

omd/tiltshift.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/07 11:58 by gary1