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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens - Grey Market Imported

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About Canon 24mm F/3.5

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II offers enhanced functionality and image quality in its most popular tilt-shift focal length. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations and specially coated aspherical elements for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens features an angle of view of 74°. New TS revolving lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/- 90° in the direction of movement.

It has an enhanced range of movement of up to +/- 8.5°, a revolving construction for both portrait and landscape shooting modes, locking, ergonomically designed and easily operated tilt and shift knobs, uses a circular aperture for beautiful out-of-focus areas and is constructed using only lead-free glass and has an SWC lens coating that controls ghosting and flare to a far greater degree than earlier coating technologies.

Canon 24mm F/3.5 Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
24mm 1:3.5
Lens Construction
16 elements in 11 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
84° (without tilt or shift) Image circle diameter 58.6mm
Focus Adjustment
Manual focus, overall linear extension system
Closest Focusing Distance
0.69 ft./0.21m (maximum close-up magnification: 0.34x)
Filter Size
82mm
Dimensions
3.5" x 4.2" / 88.5 x 106.9mm
Weight
27.5 oz./780g
Mfr #
3552B002 G
SKU
CA2435AF2

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4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (27)

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Reviewed by 32 customers

 
5.0

Gorgeous, sharp, expensive

By

Well made, solid, sharp, a beautiful lens which will be used for landscapes and architecture.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Exceptional build quality.

By

I can run the accolades on and on about all of the features this lens has, but you can read all of that at the many review sites. I'll just relate my experience to you. I purchased this lens as I had planned on using this lens to do more than just photographing buildings. Which it does very well with little effort on my part. I also wanted the ability to do landscapes where the tilt and shift aspects will give me the versatility and creativity that a prime wide angle lens could never provide. As I am a bit older than most who would use this lens, my eyes are not as well suited for this lens as they should be. As a consequence, even with Live View and magnification, I have found that, for me, getting things focused, where I want, is a challenge, especially in the extreme angles that this lens is capable of. When I get the focus dialed in, by accident it seems, the shots are sharp and great. After three days of playing with the lens and over 3K shots, I have to admit that this lens will always be a challenge for me and I'll have to take multiple shots of the scene that I want with multiple exposure compensations to allow for my lousy eyes and glasses. Purchasing a good light meter will also be neccesary for me. Oh well, getting old isn't what it's cracked up to be. This is a great product for those that can see well enough to use this lens to its full capabilities. It moves smoothly and locks down firmly with little effort. A great build for such a complex tool. The angle guides are easy to see, even for me. It is hard to put this down when out shooting. A lot of potential for those with a creative bend. Close up shots can create some interesting perspectives as the focus gets shifted across the screen. Plan on using a very sturdy tripod for most of your shots. Buy this if you have the patience to really learn the many aspects of this lens and the eyesight. I recommend that you rent it and try it out first. Take the time to see if this lens is for you or is it just another very expensive tool that will just sit in the bag. This is not like a bike, you have to use it often to really learn it to use it well.

 
4.0

Great Lens for architectural photos

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This lens is well built and it produces great sharp images. it works great for architectural applications but It doesn't have auto focus; it can be used for selected applications in fast pace environments like weddings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Challenging

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As an amateur, this lens is challenging, but rewarding too. The shift effect makes panoramas and architectural shots with nice straight lines both very easy. Getting expanded depth of field shots is tricky, mainly due to focusing at both the far and near points while micro–adjusting the tilt to get everything correct

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Tilt/Shift

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I like this lens so much that I've started using it as a walk-around lens when I visit new cities; even without using tilt/shift, it's a superb 24mm. The shift feature has been made quite easy to use and with a little practice it works wonders. f/3.5 is nothing to write home about, but it's certainly open enough for architectural-type photography during the day. Even though 24mm comes standard with a lot of DOF, I find that the tilt feature allows me to produce even more impressive landscapes with everything in sharp focus. Opens up a new world! And it's kinda nice to go back to the days of manual focus...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Lens for Specific Purpose

By

Excellent lens for those looking for special effects (fake miniature) or who need perspective correction on architectural photographs. I use it for both, and it has served well. As others note, this lens does require some getting used to, so don't expect to get the best image possible on your first outing unless you have spent some time preparing yourself beforehand.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Lens!

By

Been wanting a tilt-shift lens for a while, and finally decided to jump on the opportunity. I've been reluctant due to only manual focus and price. Getting over the price, the manual focus is easy to use, have more keepers than expected and is fun in some ways. I absolutely love the Tilt+shift control of achieving fairly strong OOF areas using a wide angle. I also own the Canon 16/35 f2.8 L II and Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L in the same 24mm range. Out of the three, this lens is the SHARPEST, produces the BEST looking photos and is the most fun to use. If I don't need to worry about action and need wide angle, the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift is the one I'll grab first.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TS-E 24mm II

By

Nice, clear lens that adapts to the situation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TS-E 24 II

By

It is a one of a kind lens. I was reading a Nikon message board and a member really wanted the lens but was complaining about having to buy a Canon body in order to use this lens. From what I have read, I might shy away from the TS-E 17 and the TS-E 45 is limited in the independent rotation of tilt and shift. I have a 7d and 5dII and I can switch bodies to get different focal lengths.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Expensive but soooo worht it

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I agree - it is not your everyday lens, not even your every week lens. To be honest, if you do not have a need for it will quickly become your once-in-a-quite-long-long-while lens. Then you may feel disappointed, but it will not be because the product is not good, it will be because you didn't bother to think whether you really need it when buying it. It is also a demanding lens to use - you most probably will use a tripod (unless you have super steady hands), be patient, and take some time to learn how to use it. Btw - architectural and landscape photography, where this lens finds most applications will require a tripod and some patience (when composing) in most cases anyway. However, when you do need features of this lens and take time to learn how to shoot with it - nothing comes close to quality you will receive. If anybody claims that he/she can do the same with regular lens and some post processing while retaining the same quality, he/she either never really used this lens or doesn't really needed such lens and doesn't want to spare time to learn how to use it. If a bit of PS magic would give you the same effects / quality no one would buy TS lenses any more and manufacturers would stop producing them. Somehow, Canon not only has not stopped, but they are refreshing (24 mkII) and expanding (17) TS lens line). Asking for a fast autofocus in this lens - when at least 50% (if not more) of joy from using it comes from manipulating the focus pane, point and DoF - is like asking for a big trunk in a sports coupe. With respect to infinite DoF by tilting instead of gong down to f16-22 and loosing detail due to diffraction - please refer to YMHARNC review. Expensive? Definitely yes. But are other special application tools that you know of or use - when compared to regular items of their category - cheap?

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Barbara B  what does Grey Market mean?
DANIEL P  Hi Barbara, See Adorama's explanation below for info on Grey Market products. If you have any additional questions about the lens let me know: Grey Market," also known as "direct import," are products legally imported directly into the U.S., and not through the manufacturer's authorized agent/distributor. There is no difference in the actual products. However Grey Market products purchased from Adorama, are warrantied by Adorama for the same period as the U.S. warrantied products carry, for a period of one year. Grey Market products do not qualify for manufacturer's rebate programs.
Barbara B  hanks for your reply, I've actually received it 3 times now and did purchase the lens. thanks very much B O U R N E PHOTO Studio + Gallery
Barbara B  what does Grey Market mean?
DANIEL P  Hi Barbara, See Adorama's explanation below for info on Grey Market products. If you have any additional questions about the lens let me know: Grey Market," also known as "direct import," are products legally imported directly into the U.S., and not through the manufacturer's authorized agent/distributor. There is no difference in the actual products. However Grey Market products purchased from Adorama, are warrantied by Adorama for the same period as the U.S. warrantied products carry, for a period of one year. Grey Market products do not qualify for manufacturer's rebate programs.
Barbara B  hanks for your reply, I've actually received it 3 times now and did purchase the lens. thanks very much B O U R N E PHOTO Studio + Gallery
Shopper  Can i use it in my eos 5d mark II?
NINA F  Yes, sure, you can use it on any Canon eos camera with EF or EF-S mount. Just read as much as you can about this lens so you know what you are getting into. This is not a regular lens!
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