Blog Equipment – Canon 24mm Tilt Shift

Equipment – Canon 24mm Tilt Shift


After a post on Facebook, I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a Canon 24mm Tilt shift Lens from Lindsey Fisette (check out her work, I dig her graphic stuff) for a recent job.

Canon 24mm Tilt Shift
My 5D sporting a fantastic lens - © 2011 Kurtis Stewart

Looking at THAT you’re like what happened here? Did a lens make some sweet love to a pack of cards and an odometer?

No folks no Photoshop tricks here. This is actually what the lens looks like. This lens allows you to correct the perspective distortion that becomes INCREDIBLY apparent when you shoot architecture. Think those two converging lines that you normally see when you shoot a building with a regular lens. Although those lines can be graphically pleasing and those shots to have their place…Architects design their blue prints straight and consequently would like the images of their buildlings to be likewise.

Canon 24mm Tilt Shift
Knob it up kids, oh the possibilities - © 2011 Kurtis Stewart

By adjusting the front lens element to match up with the building (tilting) you are putting the film plane and focal plane at different angles allowing you to shoot what would other wise be an impossible shot.

In conclusion, great tool to have on location… probably be looking at justifying this purchase shortly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *