Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II review by gunzorro
4 April 2013
Summary: One of my three "perfect" primes: 24TSE II, 50/1.2L, and 100L macro. This 24 TSE is probably the cherished lens of my collection. I got rid of the Zeiss ZE 21/2.8 after comparing to this 24 TSE II and finding it redundant as a focal length (great imaging though, but not better) and no movements.
Pros: Awesome lens, IQ is so good even for general photography without movements.
Conclusion: I agree - it is not your everyday lens, not even your every week lens. To be honest, if you do not have a need for it will quickly become your once-in-a-quite-long-long-while lens. Then you may feel disappointed, but it will not be because the product is not good, it will be because you didn't bother to think whether you really need it when buying it.
Nice and useful lens. Only for pros or advanced amateurs
3 January 2012
Summary: The main reason to bought this product was the capability for perspective correction when shooting architecture, I do a lot of this kind of photography. This feature is nice and works very well. Saves me a lot of time in photoshop. Barrel distortion is fine too. At first the controls are a little tricky but after a while you get it. I don't like the magenta cast when shift is beyond 8 mm. Is important to mention that is a time consuming lens.
The lesn that every serious landscape photographer should have.
9 December 2011
Summary: This a dream lens. I know this is the older version available from Canon, but it still should be listed as a great lens. I have been able to do corrections in the field saving me computer time. I would purchase this lens again, without hesitation.
Conclusion: Very crisp and clean images. Tack sharp. Improvement on the Gen 1 version of this lens. Can be used for a variety of things: Architecture, landscapes, macros, shift and stitch panoramas. Fantastic versility. If you've shot large format and miss the controls, get this lens. Yeah, it's expensive. Mostly for pros.
Conclusion: If you have looked up resolution on this lens on The-Digital-Picture you already know it is incredibly sharp and distortion free. It has become my favorite lens for the type of industrial work that I do for heavy industry. However, I want to address a caveat that several reviewers have made: that it is essential to use a tripod with this lens especially when the tilt function is used. Nonsense. I have taken many pictures with the tilt function hand held.
Conclusion: Due to its focal length, the tilt capability does not come into play unless the subject includes something very close. Nonetheless, when one has such a subject tilting is indispensable. For architecture, or any tall subject, being to use rise (i.e., shift up) is almost as good as a view camera. It is always best to get verticals vertical in camera to avoid stretching discernible subject elements such as circles out of shape as post processing may do.
Summary: I was looking for a lens which was flexible enough to shoot buildings and landscapes, without having to correct for keystone errors. Well the only way to go is to get a TS-E lens. I read the reviews and feedback from users, and this is THE 24mm to get. It may not have the f1.4 or autofocus, but it is sharp, really sharp, and the creative effects from lens tilt just increase your creative options.
Pros: Extremely sharp to the corners, no CA, low distortion, tilt & shift
A powerful lens. Worth the extra money for the Mark II.
31 May 2011
Summary: I bought this lens for architectural and landscape work with the 5D Mark II, but I have been blown away by the image quality on any situation. This lens is the best image I've seen on my camera yet. Almost zero chromatic aberration, extremely sharp at any aperture, and built like a tank, this lens is worth the extra money.