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Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Fri 18-Jan-13 01:01 PM | edited Fri 18-Jan-13 05:54 PM by jbloom

This is probably old hat to all of you experienced macro shooters, but I've just been playing with an old Hartblei 80-mm tilt/rotate (no shift) lens I bought a long time ago as a learning tool. I set it up today with a 12-mm Kenko extension tube and a cheap Phoenix ring flash to play around and get some sense of the effect of the tilt capability.

Here is one of the tests I did. Both shots are at f/8.

Zero degrees of tilt:

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Eight degrees of tilt:

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I'm not sure why it is that, while the corners of the object are more in-focus in the 8-degree shot, the center is less sharp. Then again, this is not the world's greatest lens, so maybe I'm seeing odd lens aberrations?

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