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About 3° of tilt

Example: Using a Tilt Lens for Product/Tabletop Photography (D800E, Pellegrino)

See the overall discussion on tilt/shift lenses.

A typical use for a tilt or tilt/shift lens is product photography. Here the Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E Micro-Nikkor was used, positioned for a moderately strong linear perspective resulting from shooting at about ~1 meter distance with a 45mm lens. With the camera angled to the subject matter, the bottles out of focus are out of focus. Swing (left/rigth skewing) can fix this challenge quite handily, whereas stopping down is not satisfactory.

Due to the operation of the tilt/swing mechanics on the Nikon 45/2.8 PC-E, there is an slight and unavoidable change in perspective (tilting change the position of the entrance pupil slightly).

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