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I took the 90 TS-E out today to work with landscape/architecture using the tilt and swivel, no shift. All shots were hand held and concentrated on details or vignettes. I used a combo filter rig I've been practicing with for some upcoming head shots: step up rings to 82mm CPL (to reduce f/stop and DOF) and Schneider Warm Black Frost 1/8 in Series 9 mount with Tiffen collapsible hood -- quite a cinematic looking lens assembly! Works great though, so I expanded my testing to the Thousand Oaks Civic Center.
Here's a pano of 4 horizontal images using tilt and 45 degree swivel toward the left. You might be able to see the softness in the upper tree on the right, but the sharpness in the window blinds underneath it, as well as all the foreground grasses. Same for the terraced flowers on the left -- slightly less in focus than the foreground and middle to lower picture frame. This a mild example of why tilt is often not usable in scenes with both horizontal planes (ground) and vertical planes (tall trees, tall buildings, or cliffs). There is no perfect solution, but you use the best tool with the best settings. It's all about choices, and that's why I like the TS-E lenses -- lots of choices.
Window reflection on a seemingly blank wall.
5D2, 90 TS-E, f/5.6 @ 1/80, ISO 200, hand held.