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Schneider PC-TS 90/45  
Schneider PC-TS 90/45

Correcting Converging Verticals with Shift, 90/4.5

The shift function can be used to correct converging verticals.

Even with a full 12mm of shift one might still need to angle the camera upwards, but the shift effect is nonetheless an improvement.

In fact, correcting about 25% less than full correction can be aesthetically more pleasing. In other words, if 12mm fully corrects the converging verticals, then 9mm of shift might be a more pleasing and natural look.

In this example, the full 12mm of shift was used, and the camera was still angled sharply up (tall tower, relatively close shooting distance).

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