Refurbished

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Manual Focusing Lens for EOS - Refurbished

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About Canon

The Canon 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 specially coated aspherical elements for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens offers an angle of view of 93°. New TS revolving 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 revolving lenses 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (13),Consistent output (10),Durable (9),Rugged (6),Nice bokeh (5),Superior build quality (4),Super-sharp images (4)
Cons:
Heavy (7)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (10),Architecture (7)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (9),Semi-pro photographer (6)

Canon Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
17mm 1:4
Lens Construction
18 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
104° (without tilt or shift)
Focus Adjustment
Manual focus, overall linear extension system
Closest Focusing Distance
0.82 ft./0.25m (maximum close-up magnification: 0.14x)
Dimensions
3.5" x 4.2" / 88.9 x 106.7mm (maximum lens length)
Weight
28.9 oz./820g
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
3553B006AA
SKU
CA174AFR

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 29 customers

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By

from Nashville, Tennessee

This lens is technically flawless and simply amazing. I shoot landscape and architectural photography. This lens handles both so well. Of course, it's main application will be architectural photography. But it shines in landscape as well, especially if you would like to look up towards the sky at a 45 degree angle and not have all the trees vertically converging toward the center of the photograph! So, if you are wondering is it worth the money, it is for me. And if you are a serious landscape or architectural photographer, it will be for you as well. And yes, there is a third party filter and pinch cap attachment that allows full movement with no vignetting, contrary to what other reviewers say. So, have your cake and eat it too!

 
5.0

SUPER!!! Canon 17 TS

By

from Seattle, WA

I am a professional photographer in Seattle. I shoot interiors for both commercial and residential builders, architects, and interior designers. I also shoot many yacht interiors for builders, brokers, and dealers. I have had the 16-35 zoom… and it worked OK but you lose a lot of both quality and image when you straighten out the lines with software. So far the 17mm tilt shift along with the 24mm tilt shift and numerous other lenses I have are the way I shoot. The 17mm is clearly the best lens Canon has ever made. Maybe you could argue about the 24mm too? I have an aftermarket lens hood and a 145mm circular polarizer for the lens…. which is quite useful. My only beef is the knobs hide the adjustment lines and you really need a flashlight in your hand to work the lens in a dark restaurant or yacht environment… relatively a small problem.

 
5.0

One of the best lenses

By

from Boston MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Amazing lens, crispy sharp and a drem for architectural photographers. Only down size is the lack of threading...

 
5.0

Great lens, best wide angle TS out there

By

from Boston MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Amazing lens, great construction and very reliable/tough/durable. Highly recommended!!

 
4.0

Sharp sharp sharp

By

from Miami  -  Pro Photographer

A great lens, sharp corner to corner

 
5.0

Good piece of glass

By

from Hayward, CA  -  Pro Photographer

If you shoot architecture, mountains, or anything else where you need to look up, you need this. Or if you like the toy/model effect, this works for that too. Solid construction, locks and knobs are smooth and efficient. Tilt and shift axes can be rotated independently from each other.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Wide Angle

By

from Lake Worth, Fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent for wide angle shots. Detail is phenomenal. Crisp and clear all the way to the edge of the picture. Everything you would expect from the best. But wait!!! You can control the image perspective, do easy panoramas, make megapixel monsters, and control the plane of focus. The ultimate in image control!!!

 
4.0

Useful lens for architecture

By

from Las Vegas, NV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

With such a wide angle, I was conserned about sharpness in the corners. I found the lens does very well. Overall I have found it to be quite sharp. Unfortunately it does not work with autofocus. The best way to focus it is using the camera's live view at 10X. I would recommend getting a Hoodman to use with it. It is solidly built. The user must be careful to protect the protruding lens element. No filters are possible.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Lens

By

from Chicago

I bought this lens after my extreme satisfaction with EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM. I wanted a lens that corrects the super wide angle distortion effect. I took this lens with me to Paris and used it to photograph cathedrals and buildings. After few attempts, I was able to control focusing without then need of a tripod and captured tall structures up close with virtually no distortion. In the narrow streets of Paris, it is the only way you can capture the beauty of the Parisian architecture. As described in the manual, aperture and focusing need to be adjusted after tilt or shift. While this may sound complicated, it really is not. You can still take advantage of the in-focus indicator by manually adjusting focus while half depressing the shutter release. Exposure can be easily corrected by viewing the recorded image. In short, I was able to take crisp and sharp images with virtually no distortion by keeping the aperture relatively small and making successive corrections with few exposures, all without the use of a tripod.

 
5.0

Canon TS-E 17 mm f/4L Tilt-Shift lens

By

from Nashville, TN  -  Pro Photographer

Great lens for architecture and tight spaces. Love the angle of view and really has become my main wide angle for interiors. The 24mm has always been a little long for many rooms, the 17mm fills those gaps.

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