X-post: Perception Correction Lens...digital darkroom do the same thing?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by shipwreck, Dec 8, 2003.

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    shipwreck Guest

    I am considering getting one of these lenses for my F100, assuming
    that one day soon I'll be getting a digital SLR that will accept my
    current stock of lenses.

    However, will the new digital darkroom programs adjust pictures
    already taken to change perception? If so, I can then forego the
    expense of the lens and just do it electronically.

    Thx
     
    shipwreck, Dec 8, 2003
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    Vin Guest

    You mean perspective. Programs like Photoshop can do it, but
    you will lose detail when it is done, as you will have to
    expand one end or compress the other.

    You cant fix the focus plane in photoshop, so you will have
    to use the tilt (or was it shift?) for that?

    I think there is only the 85micro PC in Nikon at the moment,
    and that is quite expensive. There are two in Canon which some
    people adapt to put onto the nikons.
     
    Vin, Dec 8, 2003
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    stacey Guest

    At yet another loss of quality in the process.
     
    stacey, Dec 8, 2003
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    shipwreck Guest

    Yeah, it sounds like I gotta dish out the $$$ for the lens.

    Thx
     
    shipwreck, Dec 8, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Correcting with software, while not as limited as correcting in a chemical
    darkroom, is still going to result in some loss of picture quality. If that
    is acceptable to you then no problem.
    In terms of using a tilt lens to extend the in focus area, this cannot be
    effectively done with software unless you combine two pictures. However many
    shift lenses are not tilt lenses anyway, and those that are built for 35mm
    have pretty limited tilt ability. Nikon does not make a tilt/shift.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 8, 2003
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    shipwreck Guest

    Is a tilt/shift different than the PC? I see a few PC lenses for sale
    on E-bay, both Nikon.
     
    shipwreck, Dec 8, 2003
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    shipwreck Guest

    shipwreck, Dec 8, 2003
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    shipwreck Guest

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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Nikon's PC is simply a shift lens. Canon makes Tilt/Shift lenses. I'm not
    sure if anyone else does at this time but there have been others in the
    past.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 8, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Arsat is a Russian made lens form the "Arsenel" works. And yes they do make
    weapons too. Most of their lenses are heavy and clunky but do get the job
    done if you are willing to work with them. The price seems high - I've seen
    them for about 300 brtand new, and with a guarantee (you want a MONEY BACK
    guarantee with Arsat as they have No Quality Control whatsoever). I wouldn't
    buy somethign this risky from some ebay sleaze.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 8, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    That one is being auctioned by Kiev Camera. They have a 10 day return
    period followed by 1 year warranty on all new items.
    They have a good reputation, from what I've gathered.
    The lens sells for $259 new from Kiev Camera, this one has started at $249
    but only has twenty hours to go, so one could save $10 on that.
     
    Matt Clara, Dec 9, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Kiev as in the company that re-manufactures the Russian made Hassey copies?
    I'd buy one from them, I suppose, but not at only 10 bucks below the price I
    could get it for any day I wanted to buy it.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 10, 2003
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