An evening with the Nikon 24mm PC-E

Saturday, October 25, 2008 | with 0 comments |
After admiring this lens for quite awhile, I finally rented it from the good people at Beau Photo for a chance to play with those cool tilt/shift controls. You always need to test your gear before using it on a job, and I wanted to have it handy for a shoot I was about to start.

It definitely took some getting used to, and I unintentionally made it even more of an adventure by heading out at night (the only free time I had that day). You will surely want to have this mounted on a tripod as you learn it. The 'tilt' was the more obviously "fun" control, allowing to get that narrow band of focus that I find ultra enticing.

As for the 'shift' control, the are probably more normal things to use it for, but I found it simply to be an easy way build a panorama shot.

And while I was busy testing the 24mm PC-E, Rosy was having fun with the 85mm 1.8 that is so great for low light work.

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