Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
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Value for money 8
Picture quality 9
Build quality 9
28 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...
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
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).
Conclusion: Now it's not overly surprising that the lens is capable of providing a very high quality based on a neutral shift setting. But what about the extremes then ? There is, of course, a decrease in image quality when shifting the image frame towards the edges of the image circle.