Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift

Last updated (18 August’10):
– Review by Northlight-images

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift features 24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5. The lens construction has 16 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84° (without tilt or shift). Focus adjustment: Manual focus, rear focusing system (no floating system), Closest focusing distance at 0.69 ft./0.21m and has a filter size of 82mm. The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift lens weighs 27.5 oz./780g and it measures 3.5 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Reviews reviews the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift and writes;
“The lens is fairly sharp, although not up to the standards of the EF 24 mm f/1.4L USM Looking up info on the web, suggested that the TS-E 24 was at it’s best around f/8. Having my natural distrust of ‘experts on the web’, I did some tests outside of my house which showed that at f/5.6 the lens was pretty good, and indeed f/8 or f/11 was slightly better.”
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Bobatkins reviews the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift and writes;
“The high-precision glass molded aspherical and UD glass lens elements and accurate aspherical GMo along with a large diameter in new TS-E lenses deliver outstanding image quality, high resolution and super-low distortion to all edges of the image.”
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The-digital-picture reviews the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift and writes;
“Shift results are included in the ISO 12233 Chart Tool. Overall, shifted image quality is great.. At f/8 and f/11, 12mm shifted results look very nice. At f/5.6, 6mm shifted results look excellent. Keeping ourselves in perspective here, the degraded corner image quality just brings this amazing lens down to regular very good lens corner image quality.”
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User Opinions

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift User Reviews

This lens is mindblowing | Rating: ★★★★★
“If you are serious about landscape invest in this lens and you will not be sorry. Even if you don’t care about the tilt and shift, get this lens because it is ridiculously sharp everywhere on the lens, the corners, sides, middle, etc. No CA, minimal flare, etc, etc. Everything you hear about this lens is true! Focusing on 5d2 via live mode and 10x zoom is a joy, just can’t say enough good things. 24mm is the perfect focal length, no need for zoom. The build quaility is rock solid. This is the sharpest lens canon makes, at any focal length, so far.” – by L. belden

Big improvement on previous version. | Rating: ★★★★★
“This new version is heavier, more versatile and definitely a step up optically. Distortion is practically non-existent, which is a big plus for architectural photography: you don’t have to correct the pictures with software like PTLens. Chromatic aberration is almost inexistent, and sharpness is outstanding.” – by M. Henri De Feraudy

If you miss your view camera, give this baby a hug.. | Rating: ★★★★★
“I got this lens, snapped it onto my camera and got excellent results right away. It helped to spend some time refreshing my memory about how to use tilts and shifts but aside from that, there was nothing mysterious about this lens other than the magical quality it possesses for producing sharp, colorful images that can be free of converging lines or offer incredible field of focus control..” – by Paul Mark Provencher

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Features & Specifications

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Specifications

A superb refinement to a true Canon classic, the new 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 a specially coated aspherical element for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens features an angle of view of 84° on a full-frame camera.

New TS rotation lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/- 90° in the direction of movement. The Tilt function 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.

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* Tilt and shift lens compatible with all Canon EOS cameras
* Ultra Wide 24mm focal length, ideal for architecture and landscapes
* High precision lens elements for low distortion and high resolution to the edge of the image +/- 8.5 degrees Tilt and ±12mm Shift
* Tilt and shift mechanism rotates +/-90 degrees allowing shift in any direction
* Tilt mechanism rotates +/-90 degrees allowing tilt in any direction relative to the shift
* Aspherical and UD lens elements minimise chromatic aberration
* Sub-wavelength structure and super-spectra coatings minimise ghosting and flare
* Circular aperture for creative, blurred highlights

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