Al Dixon Photography

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First Test Drive

As those of you who follow me via social media will likely already know, I recently made an addition to the ol' camera bag.  Last night I FINALLY got my hands on a Nikon 24mm f3.5 PC-E lens.  This is a specialized lens that allows you to 'tilt' the lens in relation to the camera sensor, altering the focal plane.  You can also 'shift' the lens to control the perspective (think of all the photos you have of buildings that look like they're falling over).  Another benefit of being able to 'shift' the lens is virtually seamless panoramic images, both horizontally and vertically.

It was this panoramic feature that I headed out tonight to test.  With camera, lens, and tripod in tow; I popped across town to the rodeo grounds here in Stony Plain.  Although I wouldn't classify the images below as 'keepers', I think they gave a good indication of the panoramic capabilities of the lens.

 

 

Although the panoramas above were relatively simple to produce, the learning curve with this lens has just begun.  I am looking forward to spending more time with it in a effort to fully harness the power of this truly unique lens.

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