Tilt Shift Lenses



Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens


Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens


Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens

The term Tilt Shift lens refers to lenses that can change, angle and correct the perspective. These effects occur optically in the lens as the lens elements can be moved and shifted according to the desired effect.

The tilt function, which is accessed by tilting the front of the lens, is used to control the sharpness of the image so that you as a photographer can focus over a larger or smaller area. This can be useful if you intend to create overview or detail images that, with a corrected and narrow focus plane, make the subject appear as thumbnails. The tilt function is also common in advertising and landscape photography, where a large focus plane is often desired.

The shift function in the lens, which is a perspective correction, is made possible by the lens itself moving laterally. This means that you can, for example, photograph taller buildings without falling lines. If you are standing in front of a tall building and are going to photograph it with a more traditional lens, the building will narrow down the higher you aim your camera. With a Tilt Shift lens, you can instead place the camera horizontally and then mechanically shift the lens upwards and thus get the building without the same tapered effect.

Five exemples of Tilt Shift Lenses

Fujifilm GF 110mm F5.6 T/S Macro Fujifilm GF 110mm F5.6 T/S Macro
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Released: 2023
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Tilt Shift Lens
Macro capabilities
Aperture: f/5,6
Focal Length: 110 mm


Nikon PC-E 45mm F2.8 D Micro ED Nikon PC-E 45mm F2.8 D Micro ED
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Released: 2008
Normal Lens, no zoom (prime)
Tilt Shift Lens
Aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length: 45 mm


Nikon PC-E 24mm F3.5 D ED Nikon PC-E 24mm F3.5 D ED
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Released: 2008
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Tilt Shift Lens
Aperture: f/3,5
Focal Length: 24 mm


Canon TS-E 17mm F4 L Canon TS-E 17mm F4 L
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Released: 2009
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Tilt Shift Lens
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 17 mm


Canon TS-E 90mm F2.8 L Macro Canon TS-E 90mm F2.8 L Macro
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Released: 2017
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Tilt Shift Lens
Macro capabilities
Aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length: 90 mm


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Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens


Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens


Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens


Picture taken with a Tilt Shift Lens