Tilt Shift Photography – this post is the beginning of my journey into photography with these specialist Canon lenses

This week I became the proud owner of a Canon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens.

I bought this magnificent thing second hand, as I want to learn how to use the lens before I commit to buying a brand spanking new lens, for quite a lot of money.

There is another reason for going down the second hand route – I am not sure if I will be happy with the 24mm focal length.

Canon produce four tilt shift lenses, which come in the following focal lengths

Canon 17mm f4 L TS-E

Canon 24mm f3.5 L TS-E

Canon 45mm f2.8 TS-E

Canon 90mm f2.8 TS-E

My problem is that I am used to the wideness of my Canon 17-40mm lens, which I use a lot, especially for interior photography work. I am also used to zoom lenses, so will find the fixed focal length a strange experience I have no doubt.

Time will tell, and this is precisely why I am going to try the 24mm Mark 1 version of the lens first.

Tilt shift lenses are specialist lenses, and are used mainly in architectural photography, as well as in landscape photography. I take architectural photography in the broadest sense, covering

Architectural photography

Construction photography

Construction product photography

Industrial photography

Interior photography

Interior design photography

Basically all the things I photograph.

And landscape photography of course.

This is the first post in a series of posts I will be writing about my experiences with tilt shift lenses. For now there is just one thing for me to do.

Put the lens on my camera and play.

After I have downloaded the user manual from the Canon website that is. It would help if I knew how to use the lens.

And another benefit of taking photographs with a tilt shift lens is that it will slow me down ever more.

I am hoping that the quality of my photography is going to increase as I slow down and use this new lens on my Canon 6D.

I will write updates as and when I have news, along with lots of new images.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Canon Photographer with a tilt shift lens

Wednesday 15th March 2017