In the first part of the week I made my way over to Pittsburgh to do some shooting with Rich McPeek and test out a loaner lens from Canon Professional Services, the 17mm Tilt-Shift beast. I only had the lens a few days so I wanted to get to a good location and Pittsburgh is a good one, and there is usually always another photog ready to meet up and shoot as well.
There is definitely a learning curve with this lens but it’s performance capabilities are amazing, tons of possibilities that I barely had time to explore with my short time with this lens. I was not really interested in the (Make things look small and miniature) capabilities (although it is fun), I was more interested in the landscape and architecture capabilities of the lens and this is demonstrated in the Heinz chapel shot above. I am not usually a big fan of stitching or panorama shots, mainly because they take too much time and you need some extra equipment to really eliminate the need for tons of post-work, but with this 17mm baby life is easy!
The first shot is the beautiful interior of the Heinz Chapel, and below is some shifting fun on Mt Washington of the Duquesne Incline.
Thanks for Looking!