TTArtisan Tilt 50mm F1.4 Review – Digital Camera World | Ad On Picture

As a “tilt” lens, the TTArtisan Tilt 50mm F1.4 is designed so you can literally tilt the optical path axis relative to the image sensor in the host camera. So what’s the big deal? In short, it gives you tremendous control over depth of field, regardless of lens focal length or aperture setting.

On the one hand, you can tilt the plane of focus in the same direction as the subject to create a large depth of field to keep very close areas and a distant background in focus at the same time, even with a wide aperture. On the other hand, you can apply a shift in the opposite direction to keep a small area in focus while blurring the rest of the scene to create a “toy camera” effect.

Many premium “perspective” lenses offer both tilt and shift capabilities. The latter is useful for correcting perspective effects, e.g. B. Keeping posts parallel in architectural photography so that buildings don’t appear tilted upwards inwards. This TTArtisan lens is more of a single function optic with only one tilt function, as opposed to the way the Laowa FF S 20mm F4.0 C-Dreamer offers shift with no tilt. It’s a full-frame compatible lens and is currently available in Sony E and Leica L-mount options, the latter allowing native use with Panasonic and Sigma mirrorless cameras.


Assemble: Sony E, Leica L
Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
viewing angle: 45 degrees
membrane sheets: 12
Minimum opening: f 16
Minimum focus distance: 0.5m
tilt angle: 8 degrees
Filter size: 62mm
Length: 70mm
Weight: 452g

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