ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
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Hasselblad


Ever since I rented that tilt-shift lens, I have imagined over and over what I could accomplish with that tool in my arsenal. I'd assumed I would simply pick up the Rokinon/Samayang/Opteka rather than drop coin on the Canon L series, but numerous reviews had me rethinking my strategy - problematic since I don't yet make enough money off them to justify all these gorgeous lenses, and even the Rokinon/Samayang/Opteka tilt-shift is $700. And while its true I could pick up a used TS-E 24mm f/3.5L (the one I'd rented for Colorado Springs) for about the same price, I hear the new one is in a category all its own, sadly with a price to match. The lomo site Lensbaby makes a couple of awkward little selective focus lenses (Spark and Composer) but those aren't really in the same league as a technical tilt-shift.


Which brings me to DIY.


A full-frame camera requires a massive lens in order to completely fill the sensor area given the variable gymnastics tilt-shift is capable of - something which cannot yet be accomplished with a standard 35mm lens. BUT FOR ABOUT THE PRICE of the Rokinon/Samayang/Opteka, I can get a used Medium Format Hasselblad Zeiss lens and an EOS tilt-shift adapter.


Since Best Buy (with their amazing 12-months 0% interest) does not yet carry the futuristic Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, I'm looking to the past.



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