One of the first things I noticed about the Rokinon tilt-shift was how much it threw-off the 5D Mark II's AF metering. I started off shooting on Aperture Priority mode, as I often do, but found the camera over-exposing each image by an average of 3 stops (meaning exposure compensation wasn't going to fix the problem). That said, if you're someone who is afraid of shooting in manual mode, this lens may not be for you. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES). Dan Bracaglia
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These friendly horses let me get right up in their faces to test the close-focusing distance of the lens. However, later images will reveal that this lens allows you to get even closer than this, (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Sony shooters will be glad that there’s an A-mount version, bringing true tilt-shift to their cameras. Users of old Minolta cameras are also happy about that. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Another slight challenge I had with this lens was achieving sharp focus, even with the help of the focus-distance scale on the lens barrel. That is not to say that sharp focus can not be obtained, it just meant in my case, bracketing my focus slightly (I shot on average of 3 frames for each image) helped me achieve a sharp frame each time. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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The last tilt-shift lens I field tested was Nikon’s 45mm f/2.8; however I found the 24mm focal length in general to lend itself far better to tilt-shift-style photography. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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The bowels of Brooklyn look a lot more serene through a tilt-shift lens. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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This lens focuses insanely close. See the next image for more proof. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tilt-shift lenses aren’t ideal for shooting from the hip, but it is possible. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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We spent a lot of time getting our tilt on in this gallery. The next 3 images are meant to demonstrate the slightly-less-fun shifting abilities of the lens. This first image shows the stairs with the lens shifted all the way down. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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This image shows the stairs with the lens shifted all the way up. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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This final image shows the stairs without any shifting at all. (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)

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