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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

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Expert Review

31 January 2010
  • Excerpt: It costs a fortune (US$ 1100) and weighs a half-kilo. It's not sharp, being an SLR ultra-wide-angle in addition to spreading its meagre resolution across a medium-format image circle. However, you already know the TS-E lenses tilt and shift , so you're probably not wondering why anyone would buy one. Physically its a solid chunk of iron with a narrow passage for light and glass down the middle. I'd stand on it on a dare, no problem.
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Features 9
Picture quality 9
Ergonomics 9
Build quality 9

Expert Review

DP Review
27 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5 L II is a lens which, given its price, has high expectations to meet. The good news is that, in almost all respects, it succeeds - the build quality is exemplary (certainly on a par with the EOS-1 series bodies it's likely to be paired with), and the new, more flexible system of movements works very well indeed.
  • Pros: Excellent central sharpness even at F3.5, Minimal chromatic aberration, Almost no visible distortion, Extensive and highly flexible perspective control movements, Exceptional build quality
  • Cons: Soft corners when shifted (need to stop down to F11 - F16 to achieve best sharpness), Expensive
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Overall 10

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

The Digital Picture
12 March 2009
  • Excerpt: <Buyer's Remorse Protection> Owners of the not-much-older Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens can rest assured that their 24mm lens is a match physically and comes very close optically at equal apertures. The EF 24 L II has a much wider aperture available - and it has AF (autofocus).
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Overall 8

Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II

15 June 2010
  • Excerpt: With both tilt and shift movements, as a wider version of the earlier TS 35mm f/2.8 SSC FD, the original Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 caused quite a stir when introduced in the early 90’s. But the design was made for 35mm SLRs and with successively higher resolution DSLRs being launched the model was in need of an update. Canon’s revamping has been substantial.
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Overall 10
Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
Build quality 10

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II - Review / Lens Test

23 December 2009
  • Conclusion: We raved already about the qualities of the extraordinary Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L and the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II is basically on the same high level. When using the lens based on conventional settings it behaves pretty much like an excellent, albeit a little slow, 24mm prime lens. The center performance is outstanding here followed by very good borders/corners and that's straight from f/3.5 till f/11. The level of barrel distortions is minimal.
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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3,5L II

27 March 2010
  • Summary: to znakomity obiektyw typu tilt-shift. Charakteryzuje go solidna i wytrzymała konstrukcja. Minusem jest brak uszczelnienia mocowania korpusu oraz mało poręczne blokowanie ustawień tilt i shift. Obiektyw prezentuje bardzo dobrą jakość obrazu w przedziale przesłon f/8-f/11, które są używane najczęściej przy fotografii architektury, do której szkło zostało stworzone. Jednak nawet na pozostałych przesłonach jego osiągi są więcej niż przyzwoite.
  • Pros: + funkcja korekty perspektywy - “shift”, + efekt miniatury - “tilt”, + dobra praca pod światło, + bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w przedziale f/8-f/11, + dobrze skorygowana aberracja chromatyczna
  • Cons: - zbyt małe pokrętło regulacyjne blokady, - zbyt małe pokrętło regulacyjne “shift”, - brak uszczelnienia mocowania korpusu
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