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| p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon video: Tilt-Shift Lens Basics with Vincent Laforet |
I've gotta say that his videos are a bit disappointing for anyone aiming to actually learn how to use a t/s for architecture.
He's fully of the sloppiest technique I've seen in a long time, and the type of technique that will bite him in the ass down the road. First, he's got the center column on his tripod fully extended, which is okay if you really need it, but for the long exposures he's using - several seconds in many cases - becomes a great big invitation for camera movement. Second, he's using a ball head (RRS BH-40), which, while being a decent enough ball head, is very difficult to place accurately. That head (and yes, I own one) is notorious for a slight sag after tightening, but really, any serious architectural shooting is going to use a good geared head to be able to micro position the camera as needed. It's faster and more accurate. Lastly. What's this using the built in grid to "eyeball" the level of the camera? You can easily see even in the video how far off he is. A good gear head had very accurate levels built right into the head, and the 5D3 even has passable electronic levels built in as well. I prefer the app Clinometer for the iPhone (and Android I presume) to check camera and lens level to within 1/10th of a degree. Again, big time saver in post. I guess my "lastly" wasn't. No evidence of using a remote release. All 'round review. Big name. Lazy presentation.