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Tilt-shift photography can be a really expensive undertaking. Then again you can simulate the effect in Photoshop, but it just isn’t the same. This is a great project to make that will save you a lot of money compared to the commercial versions.

I know there are people out there who would love to experiment with a PC Shift lens, but the cost of purchasing one is generally prohibitive unless you plan to shoot professionally with the lens. (A nikon shift lens with tilt functions cost over $1000, BTW: The Nikon guys once took a look over this and said, “why would you do that to such a nice camera? We sell that lens you know.” I know. That’s the point).

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From the pages of MAKE:
Make 1100
In MAKE 09 we show you how to make your own! Tilt-Shift Photography – page 144. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 09 in the Maker store – Link.

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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  1. The Oracle says:

    I’ve got to say that’s a gorgeous camera you used. I ended up buying the F401 (non-US version of the n4004) because it took AA batteries while the 601/6006 took those lithium ones. I did regret the lack of features though and eventually bought an 801/8008 with the control back. I carried the 401 with me daily for about 5 years.

    I still have the two cameras.