If you are in the Tuscon area, be sure to check out the Mission San Xavier Del Bac. It’s a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation.
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Tilt-shift lenses really shine for architecture. I rate them a “must have” even though I am primarily a landscape photographer.
I love historic buildings like this mission.
I used the tilt-shift lens on the interior as well.
I used the 24mm tilt-shift lens for all of the above images. I was very close to the subject in the above shot. It’s a detail you can spot in the second image on the lower left.
For the following image, I made use of my Canon 100-400 MM F 4.5-5.6 L Lens at 400mm.
Look at the feature image and spot the bells.
Pay attention to details like this, but you will need a big lens to capture the scene.
Those interested in my equipment and recommendations can find it here: Mish’s Equipment List.
If you are looking to buy a tilt-shift lens, I highly recommend the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens.
It is a newer, more versatile lens. I have both. Although 24mm was perfect for these images, it is often not wide enough. One can always crop a bit but it is very difficult to add what is not there.
If you are choosing between the two, get the 17mm lens.
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock