One of the most important traits of being a successful photographer is creating a style that is unique and original. There are many ways to do this, and one of them is to use unconventional equipment. This lens may be one of the weirdest you'll ever see.
Growing up by the ocean in the southern suburbs of Sydney, it was inevitable that when I got into photography, I'd eventually want to get into the water to take images of surfers and waves. Of course, when there's water involved, it's not so simple, as you can't just dive in with your camera gear unless you want to wave goodbye to your equipment. You need to get a water housing and ports that hold different types of lenses. And if you want to get really close to your subjects, the best lens to get is a fisheye lens. When I first got one and started playing around with it, I thought it was the oddest lens I'd ever likely see. Turns out I was very wrong.
And that brings us to this great video by Pierre T. Lambert, in which he introduces you to a 50mm f/1.4 tilt-shift lens. I didn't specify a maker because there seems to be some confusion about the origins of the lens he's using in the video. Lambert says it's a TTArtisans lens in his video, but there is no record of that lens on the TTArtisan website. It might be an AstrHori lens, which is another third-party lens maker, but regardless of its origins, it sure is an odd lens. If you've never seen a tilt lens before, be prepared for an interesting experience. Some of the images Lambert gets are very unique and could help photographers stand out from the crowd, but I'm not so sure for my own photography. Give the video a look, and let me know your thoughts.