Tilt and shift lenses tend to be found in the wide-angle range, where their attributes are mostly used for the correction of converging lines. By contrast, the new Leica TS-Apo-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 Asph is a light tele lens, with the main emphasis on its ability to appropriately shift the focal plane, so that objects which are located at different distances can be photographed in equally sharp focus. A maximum shift of ± 12 mm, and a maximum tilt of ± 8 degrees mean that a variety of visual effects and image manipulation can already be created while shooting – many of which could never be achieved in digital post processing. The TS-Apo-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 Asph gives S photographers the creative and compositional possibilities normally only offered by large-format cameras.
Information on the TS-Apo-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 Asph can be found in the current edition of LFI (7/2012). The issue is also available for download in the LFI app.