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Operation

Virtually any combination of tilt and shift can be achieved with the SuperRotator functions, but it’s akin to operating a Rubik’s Cube (at least when learning)! Take the time to work with the lens off the camera to understand its movements, then do the same with the lens on the camera. All of the lenses work the same way.

Movements stay put as they should. Other tilt/shift lens designs include locking knobs because without them the movements will occur on their own. Especially designs from Nikon incur gaps and slop, and things just won’t stay put. Not so with the Hartblei offerings— you can count on the shift and tilt settings to stay exactly where you left them.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Rear lever for rotating at lens mount: notched lever near center; press it

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