I have been looking around to see how best I can replicate the selective focus of medium and large format cameras with a dSLR (e.g. Nikon or Canon cameras)
The style I love and would like to be able to use is better described by the images of Mark Tucker (www.marktucker.com
). The selective focus in both landscape-scenery and portrait is what I would very much love to do.
To this day I use photoshop of very wide open lenses but this works to some extend and I would very much prefer to have more extended capabilities to do this in camera even for distant objects, with selective focus in any part of the frame ...
Lensbaby is a possible alternative but I would very much like to achieve higher quality in the area of focus.
I found that Zoerk manufacturers a tilt lens that can be adapted to 35 mm cameras, including digital (www.zoerk.com
, see also http://www.zoerk.com/pages/p_mfs.htm)
The questions I have are:
1.- Is it possible to achieve the selective focus that Mark Tucker gets with a dSLR?
2.- Is the zoerk system a solution?
3.- If the zoerk system works what is the lens that will work better with the tilt adapter (should I use the enlarger lenses, medium format lenses?)
4.- Any other option besides the zoerk system?
Is a medium format capable to achieve this selective focus without using specialized lenses? (I have never used a medium format camera). I would love to have a medium format camera back and camera system but at today's prices I can't afford one ... when they drop below $5000 I probably will consider one ...
Thanks for your feedback. It is highly appreciated.