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A lens in a mount that can be shifted up or down to correct perspective. Also known as a PC (perspective Control) lens.

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Another name for a shift lens that has a sliding front panel so the lens can be raised or lowered from its normal position to correct for verticals when shooting from high or low angles. Some also have a swing facility to control depth of field using the Scheimpflug rule.
You can attach Wratten filter to the front of the lens to shift the colour. For example if you used a daylight film that's balanced or 5500k in tungsten lighting that's around 3400k you'd need to add a filter with a Mirad value of -112.
A camera designed for achitectural photography that has a wide angle lens mounted on a panel that moves up, down or sideways to correct perspective.
Camera movement usually found on large format cameras that allows the front lens panel to shift sideways parallel to the film plane.