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Keywords: Canon TS-E Wide Prime 35mm L Tilt-Shift


Registered: January 2010
Posts: 3
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by marde
Review Date: 3/16/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $3,004.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: The best wide angle lens ever?
Cons: ????

Still on discovering phase (Three month use).

The full manual operation is part of the "personality" you have to deal with.

Shift option makes easy panoramas.

The quality of the picture is the reward of time spent for composition and setup.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 1
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by ck_WTB
Review Date: 1/8/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $2,350.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Nearly perfect even with large shift/tilt movements. The best architecture lens around, especially when mated with 21MP full frame bodies.
Cons: The price but then again there's nothing else as good and if you shoot professionally it will easily pay for itself. Must use your hand to shade lens, which isn't a big deal since you need to use a tripod.

I shoot architecture professionally and this lens mated with a 21MP full frame is a dream come true. I also use the lens for landscapes and panoramas, although, the 24 TS-E might be better suited for that application as it allows for front filter use, includes a lens hood and does not have the finger/dust attracting protruding front element. For architecture or urban landscapes that include any tall buildings the 17 is your best bet. A bubble level and tripod are essential, along with LiveView for setting focus and any tilt.

I have used all the TS-E and have owned this lens since August. As a result I have lots of photos along with full reviews of all three wide angle TS-Es (17, 24 and 24 II) on my website:

Registered: October 2009
Posts: 1
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by pstreet
Review Date: 10/23/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $2,300.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Extremely sharp, almost no distortion, nothing else like it, independent control of shift and tilt
Cons: Expensive

Simply an unbelievable lens. Almost no distortion at all. Focuses as close as a macro. If someone had shown me images from this lens and told me it was a 17mm I would have not believed it. An indispensable lens for an architectural photographer. Best Canon lens I have ever owned and right now I own seven L series lenses.


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