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. It is wide and sharp. Lens flare can be an issue with this lens.
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. 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.
Pros: Strong Construction, Surprisingly sharp, Well built
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. That being the case, I pursue the best glass which can mean changing the platform more frequently that I would like. P.C. lenses started as shift only, eventually the tilt function was added.
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. More versatile than you would think because it is so fast to use. Would have liked a seal between lens and camera. Dust a problem in the Middle East - anything helps.
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. Its actually difficult for me to use my other non TS lenses and Im looking forward to buying additional TZ lenses. I got used to the manuel focus pretty quick- this might be one of the downsides for people who prefer faster work and auto focus.
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.
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. I find the image quality to be outstanding. No complaints. There are two drawbacks for me.
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 of high buildings in narrow spaces, this is the lens, period. I'm an architect working for(mostly) architects, so it's a really specific point of view.
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.