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Rokinon 24m f/3.5 Tilt/Shift

Examples: Stitched Panoramas (D800E, White Mountains)

These are practical examples of the lens performance: shifted fully in the long direction and shot at f/11 of f/16, is the performance good enough to support making stitched panoramic images?

These examples represent the best results I was able to obtain; I tested several apertures and f/11 seems to be best (or f/16 with more sharpening).

As stitched and after the necessary slight cropping, the result is a 60-megapixel having a 2.5:1 aspect ratio (approx 12300 X 4870). The shift is not perfectly aligned; some slight staircasing happens as part of the shift movement (but this happens on nearly all shift lenses).

Images can also be stitched by shifting the lens in the short direction which should remain in the higher performance area of the lens.

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