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Using Tilt (Swing) to Isolate a Subject

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In Making Sharp Images— following up as a counterpoint to Bypassing Normal Depth of Field Limitations Using a Tilt/Shift Lens, this related series shows the use of swing* to isolate a subject, a sort of anti-sharpness approach with distinctly different effects than a wide-aperture lens.

Depth of Field: Using a Tilt Lens to Isolate a Subject (D800E, Pellegrino)

This article should be of interest to anyone using Canon or Nikon or other brand tilt/shift lenses for creative effects in isolating subjects.

A full aperture series from f/2.8 through f/32 with and without swing is shown in both HD and UltraHD sizes along with crops.

* Swing is a skewing of the plane of focus left/right versus tilt which is top-to-bottom. Most tilt lenses can either tilt or swing by rotation the lens mechanism 90°.

Full use of swing at f/2.8
Nikon D800E + Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E Micro Nikkor
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