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« on: July 09, 2011, 04:01:02 PM »
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I'm ideally looking for an example of the depth of field I can create with tilt on technical plate cameras. Wide and/or Long lens. Is the effect minimal given the usual 5.6min aperture on so many of the Digitar lenses? Am I forced to shoot 4x5 when I need shallow depth of field? I know a lot of the forum shoots at optimal f11 most of the time, but I have been extremely happy with the results from my 47mm Digitar at 5.6 on my Cambo WRS1000 body.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 06:12:48 PM »
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Justin,

Tilt (or swing) is done by changing the sharpness plane from being parallel to the lens and film planes in 0-position (lens and film planes parallel) and get it in a position where the extension of the depth of field becomes smaller, thus allowing for less stopping-down for the same depth of field (sharpness).
The effect can be huge, saving sometimes 3, 4, 5, ... f-stops. Sometimes, when the subject extends the same in all 3 dimensions of space, it brings nothing. in Some situations you can get all sharp, from front to infinity at f 5.6
So it always depends on the subject.

Thierry


I'm ideally looking for an example of the depth of field I can create with tilt on technical plate cameras. Wide and/or Long lens. Is the effect minimal given the usual 5.6min aperture on so many of the Digitar lenses? Am I forced to shoot 4x5 when I need shallow depth of field? I know a lot of the forum shoots at optimal f11 most of the time, but I have been extremely happy with the results from my 47mm Digitar at 5.6 on my Cambo WRS1000 body.

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Justin
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 06:21:43 PM »
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There are some basic samples here: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/tilt-shift-lenses2.htm
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 09:18:33 PM »
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Am I forced to shoot 4x5 when I need shallow depth of field?

Gentlemen I think Justin is actually asking for the opposite effect.

Justin, tilt can be used to increase apparent depth-of-field or to reduce apparent depth of field.

Are you trying to get the miniturization look, eyes-only-in-focus look (tilted portraits) or a front-to-back ultra-(apparent)-depth-of-field image?

If you clarify the answers here will be more pertinent.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 09:43:54 PM »
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Thanks for the responses guys.
I'm not looking for the foreground to infinity focus as it is shown in this article. http://www.cambo.com/WRS_40TS.html
I'm looking to achieve the only eyes in focus photos I guess (even though I am not shooting eyes). I'm wondering if the tilts available in the cambo wide lenses are extreme enough to create those tilt effects.
I will try to post an example of the depth of field I am trying to achieve when I am back at my work computer.
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