Magic Falls and Tilt-Shift Magic

Canon EOS 6D, 45mm TS-E

Canon EOS 6D, 45mm TS-E

I often miss the fun of ground glass view and movements of a large format camera. Unfortunately it has become quite expensive to develop the sheet film in UK. However I've always loved the DOF one can achieve using tilt function.

Fortunately Canon offers one of the best TS-E lenses on the planet today. Although I have not owned their new, much better, and expensive version ii line, I did own 24mm and 45mm TS-E while using canon digital camera. This image was made using EOS 6D with 45mm TS-E. Both tilt and shift were employed to create this square image which I found much pleasing than typical slender vertical the camera affords. It is a fantastic experience to tuck under a dark cloth, look at the vertically flipped view on the LCD, and play with the tilt to get the right DOF and refine the composition. Meditating. I've now replaced this combination with much lighter and equally good Sony A7 + Canon FD 35mm TS.