Hi, I have just purchased the Nikon D800E camera and now looking to my lenses. Cannot afford 24mm PC-E or similar. Does anyone have any good suggestions for an in-expensive (Sub $1000) solution for Tilt and Shift for the Nikon with reasonable lens options/quality?
I noticed some adaptors for Medium format lenses to Nikon which included tilt. Anyone had experience with these and can recommend or not this approach?
What are your goals for your photography? How large do you wish to be able to print? If you use stitching and focus stacking, you will be able to make higher quality images with probably not much (if any more) time in the field per image versus careful use of a T/S lens.
The highest quality landscape images can be taken using stitching and focus stacking techniques, versus T/S lenses.
Of course, there are some situations where a T/S lens is very useful -- planar DOF images where wind movement or the like precludes stitching / focus stacking.
But for overall high-IQ photography, a stitching / stacking workflow will provide a much higher quality end-result over T/S lens use.