A shift in perspective

I don't normally blog about gear, but!
I've just taken delivery of a Schneider Kreuznach PC-TS Apo-Digitar 5.6/120 HM Aspheric lens, and as it's name suggests this is a complex piece of kit.

 Lens with all settings zeroed

Lens with all settings zeroed

It's not a lens for people that shoot thousands of images over a weekend in the hope that one or two of them may turn out to be good picture, it's a complex tool for photographers that want to craft their images and look that bit further when working a shoot.

 Full Tilt and shift applied

Full Tilt and shift applied

Tilt can be used technically, creating images with increased depth of field using the Scheimpflug principle and shift for correcting converging verticals. It's also possible to use the tilt artistically by dropping focus out, I know people will say that this 'look' can be achieved in post production, doing this would be nothing but a pale imitation of what this lens can achieve.

 The lens has its own tripod mount

The lens has its own tripod mount

This is a lens that requires a lot of thought and patience in its operation, it has large format quality and versatility with medium format convenience.

 Built in lens hood

Built in lens hood

Using its offset focus plane it's perfect for studio work, product shots and for creating stunning images, 8° tilt, 12mm shift, rotating lens groups 360° on both axes, no flare, even at extreme angles.

I love it!