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About 3° of tilt
(example here uses -8° of tilt)

Example: Using a Tilt Lens to Isolate a Subject (D800E, Pellegrino)

See the overall discussion on tilt/shift lenses.

Tilt lenses are generally used to maximum depth of field, but the reverse is also possible: to minimize depth of field or more succinctly, to tilt or swing draw attention to a particular subject by throwing everything else out of focus.

Pellegrino bottles

Referring to the setting of 3° at right used for the Pellegrino Bottles example, this example used -8° of swing (the maximum) to throw all but one bottle out of focus.

Observing that stopping down to f/8 - f/11 yields one sharp bottle and little else in full sharpness thus strictly limiting the depth of field to that one bottle.

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