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J: I know, right??
Truth is I use TSE lenses a lot for a lot of reasons, so I liked this thread when I saw it.
-you can use TSE lenses to make architectural models look like real cityscapes and vice/versa (I personally like to shoot real architecture and cityscapes and using TE lenses make them look like model train sets
-you can use TSE lenses to shoot incredible landscapes where everything is in focus from a few inches to infinity.
-multi-stitch panoramas and extended resolution by shifting and compositing. Do it all the time, easier than PT
-they are invaluable for macro (unless what you are shooting is flat and 1 dimensional
-the 90TSE has the best bokeh for portraits and flower shots I have ever seen...bar none. Also you can use the tilt to focus on only one plane where you want the eye to go
-oh yeah, you can use the 17 or 24 TSE to correct perspective...(yawn
As far as Sheimpflug is concerned, it's a great start to learn the reasoning behind tilts and shifts, but you eventually have to be able "see" it in your mind. Once you can do that, you won't need calculators or charts. Like anything else, you gotta put in the hours.