Monday, March 16, 2009

The Solution?

This isn't quite wide enough on a 1.6x crop camera such as my 30D, but on a 5D, it would be an ultra-wide. One could tilt the focus plane and be shooting Very Sharp Lightning at F/3.5, regardless of the distance from the camera. The Canon TS-E 24L doesn't have autofocus, but who uses AF at night anyway? This along with the newly released, albeit expensive TS-E 17L, present real, mostly overlooked options for the Low-Light Stormscape photographer. I'm curious to hear about other stormchaser's experiences with these lenses. For $800 used, I might just have to pick one up.
A cool article can be found here if anyone wants to read up on the advantages of TS lenses.

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