A Review of the Highly Affordable TTArtisan 50mm f/1.4 Tilt Lens

Tilt lenses are some of the most versatile out there, allowing you to control depth of field independently of aperture, a unique capability that allows for both major technical advantages and highly creative images. However, such lenses tend to be quite expensive, which is what makes the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.4 Tilt lens, which sits at about $200, such an intriguing option. Can it provide decent performance, though? This excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.4 Tilt lens. The reason lenses with tilt functions are so useful is because they allow you to control depth of field independently of aperture. This allows you to get a deep depth of field while still using a wide aperture to maintain a fast shutter speed and/or low ISO. Or, in the other direction, you can create the popular "miniature" photos, which make real-world scenes look as if they are tiny scenes comprised of toys. Unfortunately, with the very low price of this lens, you will also see some performance issues, but if you want to experience with the tilt effect, it will allow you to do so quite affordably. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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