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Thread: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Focus on the far.
    Tilt towards the near until the farthest point and nearest point are equally out of focus.
    Refocus until both pop into focus.
    Stop down as needed for exposure.
    Check focus across the scene.
    Tweak focus as necessary to take advantage of DOF.
    Done.

    I don't shoot landscapes but I use this every day in the studio shooting table top. Works quickly and no math! Just your eyeballs.

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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Bennett View Post
    I don't shoot landscapes but I use this every day in the studio shooting table top. Works quickly and no math! Just your eyeballs.
    Yes, it's astonishing how effective "eyeballs" can be – in field or studio.

    Sure, understanding lens tilt is intellectually satisfying and often helpful.

    But all too often, it paralyzes the arm muscles & blinkers the literal eyes.

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