- Multicoated 80mm F/2.8 Tilt/Shift lens is made with high quality precision type mechanisms
- Tilt / Shift your lens for more control of perspective and depth of field similar to a view camera.
- Camera Body Mount: Minolta AF / Sony Alpha Camera Body
- Ideal for architectural photography when controlling perspective.
- Great for product photography to control depth of field for more appealing shots.
Features include an 11mm shift, 8° tilt and 360° rotating plate which makes it capable to correct perspective distortion that is necessary in interior and exterior architectural photography as well as control depth of field in product photography.
You can achieve similar effects and movements of a large format camera with this Tilt/Shift Lens on your SLR or DSLR. This lens's excellent multicoated optics allows you to make sharp, contrasted, color perfect images.
Aperture is controlled manually, the lens can be shifted 11mm from its normal position, and the direction can be shifted 360° and locks at 12 angles.
While photographing interiors, still lives, portraits, objects for advertising it often happens that total control of the depth of field is required. With ordinary lenses, it is achieved via the aperture. The most widespread method to increase the depth of field is to minimize the aperture of the lens. However, it frequently happens that this is not possible: when you close the aperture, it is necessary to increase the exposure. In this case, it is hard to photograph objects in motion, or often even is impossible. With the minimum aperture the lens yields a "dry unsaturated color image. Using the lens with TILT feature allows to increase or reduce the depth of field at any aperture.
When photographing architectural objects, the distance from the lens to upper and lower parts of the object is different. It would result in a distortion known as a falling building effect (the parallel vertical lines unnaturally come up to one point). Similar problems arise when photographing a model on a catwalk, interiors, sculptures placed on high stands, paintings and architectural details located at an unreachable height. TS lens allows to compensate perspective distortion, to vary the depth of field and zone of sharpness and soften the image if necessary.
Lens elements: 6
Multicoated Aperture, focal length, mm: 80
Visual Angle, degree: 45
Drawing stroke, mm -1: 50
Center edge: 30
Focusing scale: 0.6m to infinity
Aperture scale: f2.8 to f22
Shift, mm: 11Tilt: +/- 8°
Lens rotate: 360°
Lens filter thread: 62mm
Weight, kg: 0.95 kg
MC 80mm f/2.8 Tilt & Shift Lens