Canon ts e 17mm f 4l

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

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The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

A very exciting (and expensive) lens, the 17mm TS-E is the widest tilt-shift lens made by anyone. It offers a huge 104 degree field of view without tilting, has a floating and rear element focusing system, and both aspherical and UD glass to help maintain minimal chromatic aberration. It also has a completely redsigned tilt and shift system that lets you tilt AND shift in any plane, even the same plane. The lens provides up to 12mm of shift and 6.5 degrees of tilt.

This lens has a very large, protruding front element and no lens hood—not as in we don’t have one, but as in Canon doesn’t make one. This is not a lens you want to take into rough conditions unless you like buying $450 front elements.

Roger's Take

This lens is amazingly sharp, amazingly wide, has absolutely no chromatic aberration, and is exceedingly well built. The new Canon TS-Es are as good as anything available in the genre. You can tilt, shift, and change the planes of each relative to the other. If you have tilt-shift experience, this lets you do remarkable things. If you’re tilt-shift challanged (this would be me) you can still do remarkable things--once. Then you can spend the next two hours figuring out how you did that.

To be honest, both the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 and Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 are so sharp, I sometimes take them in place of another prime to shoot as regular lenses--they’re just that good. Then you can do the tilt-shifty thingamabob and get some really amazing depth of field, slam home a quick panorama, straighten up tall buildings, or just get a very cool effect.

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