Tom Caldwell wrote:The idea of tilt shift is to keep everything in focus this is why I wonder why 'miniature mode' has been likened to tilt/shift. The lens is an architectural one and can keep sweeping panoramas in better focus at smaller stops by by using the tilt feature. However it is possible to reverse its use to throw parts of the image out of focus - this is more the use of a by-product than its intended use and in the case of the original Canon models can only be done up-down or left-right depending upon the factory setting. Shift of course is designed to fix parallax and does not give a blurrring effect.
Yes, its like it could have been called "special tilt effect mode" or something or other, but I guess that is too long a name. Tilts and shifts originally came from the large format crowd and then specialist lenses appeared for the 35mm SLR crowd later. I owned an Olympus Zuiko 35mm shift for a while but no tilt on that one - perspective control only. It was too expensive to warrant keeping for the use I gave it.
The face of photography is changing as you can correct converging verticals in software as well as Pavel suggested you can do this miniature mode in software. Somehow getting the original image from a CX2 seems more appealing?!