DIY: Tilt-shift PC lens

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DIY: Tilt-shift PC lens

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).

More about DIY:Tilt-shift PC lens

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.

2 thoughts on “DIY: Tilt-shift PC lens

  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.

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