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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L 35mm Primes
The widest tilt-shift lens in Canon's lineup, the new TS-E 17mm f/4L lens expands shooting possibilities exponentially on EOS Digital cameras. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations, with a specially coated aspherical element for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens offers a diagonal angle of view of 104° on a full-frame SLR camera. New TS rotation lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/- 90° in the direction of movement. The lens also has an improved tilt & shift knob with an enhanced range of movement of up to +/- 6.5° and 12mm repectively, with a revolving function for better operability. It uses a circular aperture for beautiful out-of-focus areas and has an SWC lens coating to control ghosting and flare to a far greater degree than with earlier coating technologies.
Submitted by Daniel a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: July 24, 2014
Strengths: Sharp, sharp, sharp with a world of creative possibilities.
Only lens capable of changing perspective and depth of focus in the same aperture.
Shifting and stitching can make pictures as wide as 11mm equivalent without fisheye effect.
Easy to focus in manual mode (do not have auto mode)
Weaknesses: Expensive, and not easy to operate in tilt and shift mode.
Camera exposure metering will not work in shift and tilt modes.
Front element VERY exposed... take much care.
Do not accept front filters.
This lens can do lots of things that others dont. Amazing for landscape, architecture and panorama.
But its not a lens for beginners, changing the perspective, controlling light, focus depth all hand holding requires some training.
With a good tripod, some patience and a good post processing software it can deliver an amazing 11mm equivalent picture. Amazing for tight spaces.
Image quality is superb, very sharp, amazing colors...
But as the front element is very bulky, it is a very fragile lens. Handle with extremely care.
Purchased At: Nelson Photo San Die
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Type of photography: Other
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