Canon tilt shift lenses
Tilt and shift lenses are specialist models which can be used to correct distortion, alter perspective or greatly control the amount in sharp focus. They feature dials which allow the lens to be tilted to the left or right, or shifted up or down.
Tilting the lens can allow a large range of distances to be in sharp focus even with a wide aperture, or conversely can be used to minimise the amount in focus. Shifting the lens can allow you to correct converging lines when looking up at, say, a building. Alternatively it can accentuate the converging effect.
Tilt and shift was traditionally a feature reserved for larger format film cameras, but this range allows you to enjoy their benefits on DSLRs. They’re ideal for architectural and product photography.
For a full explanation of lens specifications and examples of coverage at different focal lengths, check out our Camera Labs Lens Buyers Guide.