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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
9.5 out of 10

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

The widest tilt-shift lens in Canon's lineup, the new TS-E 17mm Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp sharp sharp

Adorama
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: A great lens, sharp corner to corner
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Wide and sharp!

Bob, B&H Photo
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Yes you can do lens/distortion correction in Photoshop and Lightroom, but getting it right in the camera is always best. This lens is sharp and the image quality is superb. It is manual focus only, so I would recommend using live view and a Hoodman Loupe or shooting tethered to insure perfect focus.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Sharp
  • Cons: Lens Flare
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Overall 8
8.0

Useful lens for architecture

Blue Baron, Adorama
22 January 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Strong Construction, Surprisingly sharp, Well built
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Overall 8
8.0

Near Perfect

Arc-shots, B&H Photo
26 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I started using shift lenses for my architectural work when I made the transition from film to digital imaging. I've used many brands including Schneider, Canon, Nikon and Hartblei. All have done the job to different levels of satisfaction, but they all have had weaknesses.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Indispensible

Tony, B&H Photo
13 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Bought from B&H and shipped fine to Bahrain about 2 years ago (?), this lens travels permanently with me. From f11 even sharp at edges (mine anway). One of the locking tabs has never worked but this is not really an issue because there are scew locks as well.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: No Mount Gasgette
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful lens!

Dafna, B&H Photo
7 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for architecture but also for landscapes and travel photographs. I use mainly the tilt and love how it prevents the distortion that happens with any other lens which is not TS.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Minimum distortion, Sharp
  • Cons: Manual focus only, No Filters
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp

Randy Smith Photo, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Great if you want to have less ceiling in your shot. You can also shoot so it appears that your right in front of a mirror. Obviously, not the same as having a movable back element like a View Camera, but, close.
  • Pros: Sharpness, Shift Locks, Well Made
  • Cons: Lens Exposed
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic Lens For Architecture

Vomund, B&H Photo
18 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I shoot a lot of architecture, including model homes. Before making this purchase my go-to lenses for interior spaces were my 24mm T/S (older style) and EF 17-40mm f/4L. For small spaces my new 17mm TS-E is now my go-to lens. When shooting a model home I use it for about 70% of the interior shots.
  • Pros: Image quality, Wide Angle
  • Cons: Lens Flare, Risk of damage
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Overall 8
8.0

what architecture needs

jlmso, B&H Photo
23 July 2011
  • Excerpt: After a few weeks of have it, I think this is the solution of the big problem. It's perfect? I don`t think so. It is not as sharp as you want (try the 16-35, for instance),it doesn't work with autoexposure (at least my lens in my 5D),you can't put filters on it, but wth; when you're taking pictures...
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Barely sharp, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

My 1st TS lens!

SteveB, B&H Photo
15 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens to aid in interior architecture/real estate photos and it certainly opens up any room especially on a FF body. I have a little trouble ensuring accurate focus either through the viewfinder or by LiveView because the FOV is soooo wide, and my first few pictures showed it...LOL.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Bulky
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