Pages Menu
Categories Menu

on Jan 1, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 24PC-E

02.15.10 This is one amazing lens wrapped in a lot of perceived complication. It is a manual focusing lens with the ability to tilt and shift and while doing so permitting aperture control (that’s what the E stands for). You can use this lens as a standard 24mm manual focus lens but in these days, most are lost without AF. The purpose of the PC-E series is two fold: corrections for doing architecture, straight line photography and extended DOF control. This combination of quality and flexibility puts the price of the 24PC-E up there and out of the reach of most shooters (but you can rent it easily). “Why do you have the 24PC-E?” That’s a really common question and the simple reason is, it’s the corner stone of my Ultra Wide Pano kit. The 24PC-E is a stunning lens for landscape photography. In this role, it’s manual focus and tilt capability give you complete control of the DOF and point of focus. Having a 77mm front elements means...

Read More

on Feb 11, 2009 in Camera Tech

Lens Series – PC-E

So I was thinking, and that’s a very dangerous thing all on its own, about most asked questions that would best be answered by a video rather than sending folks to a web page to read. That’s when it came to me to produce a series of videos on using the lenses I have in my camera bag.

Read More

on Apr 11, 2008 in Camera Gear Posts

Nikkor 24PC-E

As promised, here’s some trivia on the new 24PC-E lens. I’ve shot with it for about a month now, starting at the March Moab DLWS event. It can be used as a “regular” 24mm lens with manual focus put that’s not truly how it’s meant to be used. Simply put, it’s an amazing piece of optical technology. Its Tilt is vastly more than what I expected, the Shift is what I expected. The panos it produces are stunning. It is a very sharp lens with amazing edge to edge quality. It’s purpose, operation and shooting tips I’ve written up in a four page PDF you can find here. Hope it...

Read More