This week I became the proud owner of a Canon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens.
I bought this magnificent thing second hand, as I want to learn how to use the lens before I commit to buying a brand spanking new lens, for quite a lot of money.
There is another reason for going down the second hand route – I am not sure if I will be happy with the 24mm focal length.
Canon produce four tilt shift lenses, which come in the following focal lengths
My problem is that I am used to the wideness of my Canon 17-40mm lens, which I use a lot, especially for interior photography work. I am also used to zoom lenses, so will find the fixed focal length a strange experience I have no doubt.
Time will tell, and this is precisely why I am going to try the 24mm Mark 1 version of the lens first.
Tilt shift lenses are specialist lenses, and are used mainly in architectural photography, as well as in landscape photography. I take architectural photography in the broadest sense, covering
Basically all the things I photograph.
And landscape photography of course.
This is the first post in a series of posts I will be writing about my experiences with tilt shift lenses. For now there is just one thing for me to do.
Put the lens on my camera and play.
After I have downloaded the user manual from the Canon website that is. It would help if I knew how to use the lens.
And another benefit of taking photographs with a tilt shift lens is that it will slow me down ever more.
I am hoping that the quality of my photography is going to increase as I slow down and use this new lens on my Canon 6D.
I will write updates as and when I have news, along with lots of new images.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Canon Photographer with a tilt shift lens
Wednesday 15th March 2017