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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.
The Canon 24mm F/3.5L is commonly used for Architecture, Landscape/scenery and more.The Canon 24mm F/3.5L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 24mm F/3.5L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 24mm F/3.5L: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Rugged, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images
Most Liked Positive Review
Unbelievable Image Quality
This lens is a MUST HAVE upgrade if you currently shoot the version 1 of this lens, PERIOD. No more chromatic aberration... Almost no flare... And now, you can alter the relationship between the tilt and the shift from perpendicular to parallel to each other -- without taking the case apart or sending back to Canon. This has to be one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used -- corner to corner on a full-frame. Mounted on a 5D MK II with 'Live View', you can dial in as much shift as you lView full Review
This lens is a MUST HAVE upgrade if you currently shoot the version 1 of this lens, PERIOD. No more chromatic aberration... Almost no flare... And now, you can alter the relationship between the tilt and the shift from perpendicular to parallel to each other -- without taking the case apart or sending back to Canon. This has to be one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used -- corner to corner on a full-frame. Mounted on a 5D MK II with 'Live View', you can dial in as much shift as you like (with little to no distortion), zoom in 10x, focus, and fire. Build Quality: like a tank. Rock Solid. An 82mm filter size feels like you are staring down the barrel of a howitzer. One of Canon's best, by far. Take a deep breath, submit your order, and prepare to be STUNNED. Yes, it's expensive as all getout... but in the end, if you shoot a lot of architecture, or landscape, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
Most Liked Negative Review
24 and 17mm T/S aren't useful.
The lens does two things that are practically unrelated, and both of which are borderline useless in the extreme wideangle. Firstly, the shift mechanism allows perspective correction. This was a critical part of photography in the days of large format, and I used this lens to get the same benefit on film when I started out with Canon. However, if you are working digitally, it is far easier and cheaper to correct perspective while editing. Second, It allows tilting of the plane of focus, which...View full Review
The lens does two things that are practically unrelated, and both of which are borderline useless in the extreme wideangle. Firstly, the shift mechanism allows perspective correction. This was a critical part of photography in the days of large format, and I used this lens to get the same benefit on film when I started out with Canon. However, if you are working digitally, it is far easier and cheaper to correct perspective while editing. Second, It allows tilting of the plane of focus, which allows near/far compositions to simultaneously be in focus when simply stopping down doesn't do enough (or isn't desired for other reasons such as stopping subject motion, etc.) However, these extreme wide angles, with small apertures even wide-open, have extreme DOF already and it'd be a rare photograph that needed more DOF than a normal lens could accomplish at 24mm (or even more so, 17mm). On the other hand this ability would be very attractive at 45-90mm. (A related trick is to tilt focus in the opposite direction of your composition to minimize DOF. But again at 17 and 24mm, I'm sorry but nothing gets very defocused anyway.) As far as other details of the lens go: the construction is the very best Canon makes, comperable to the 70-200Ls or better. The image quality unfortunately suffers as you shift off-center, as the lens resolution falls off as with every lens. (There is also extreme cos^4 vignetting, though that can be fixed in your editing software.)
Reviewed by 32 customers
Well made, solid, sharp, a beautiful lens which will be used for landscapes and architecture.
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.
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.
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 microâ€“adjusting the tilt to get everything correct
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...
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.
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.
Nice, clear lens that adapts to the situation.
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.
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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