Originally I did not want this lens, because anything ...
Michael Baxter, Amazon
6 April 2015
Summary: Originally I did not want this lens, because anything wider than 21mm makes a space look rather cavernous. After using it on many shoots however, I've found it exceptional for use in tight spots. The clarity is exactly what I read about.
Summary: I do real estate photography, I have the 24mm T/S, truly awesome, rented the 17mm T/S was blown away. Had to pick this up, I plan on using these lenses a long time, hence I bought this new. I looked for a while for a refurbished one from canon.
Excerpt: Technically excellent, optically astounding and simply amazing. If you are an architectural photographer, you already know that you need this. If you are a landscape photographer and are tired of shooting towards the sky at a 45 degree angle and watching all the trees vertically converge towards the...
Excerpt: I use the lens for architectural and landscape work. The build quality is very impressive but be careful when you receive the lens. It comes with a larger size knob for the shift mechanism and instructions to install it in lieu of the one provided. Don't do it!
Excerpt: I use this lens primarily for architecture photography and after renting it multiple times I decided it was time to have it in the camera bag all the time. The lens does distort a little but it is to be expected from a 17mm. Great to shoot in tight spaces.
Conclusion: I am a professional photographer in Seattle. I shoot interiors for both commercial and residential builders, architects, and interior designers. I also shoot many yacht interiors for builders, brokers, and dealers.
Summary: Lens is a lot of fun. Very sharp. Easy to use. I didn't read the manual. Don't forget your tripod. Manual focus. It's super expensive so you might want to rent it first. Perfect for architectural photography.
Excerpt: A unique lens, great for architecture shots, but also as a super wideangle (if not tilted or shifted). I use it both on a 5DMK3 and a Sony A7r with Metabones adapter IV and the results are definitely stunning. The front lens requires much care, don't forget it.