Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
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Thomas Harvey "Resourceful chef", Amazon
14 March 2012
Summary: I ordered this item from PC Nation and it remained unshipped over a weekend and into the next week. After calling them I found out that they never had it in stock as shown on the web page. I called from another number later, and found out that they were "out of stock" on the lens for $1,969, but had it "in stock" for $2199. Makes me wonder, so I'll go to Adorama or B&H.
Conclusion: The lens does two things that are practically unrelated, and both of which are borderline useless in the extreme wideangle. Firstly, the shift mechanism allows perspective correction. This was a critical part of photography in the days of large format, and I used this lens to get the same benefit on film when I started out with Canon. However, if you are working digitally, it is far easier and cheaper to correct perspective while editing.
Pros: fantastic build quality
Cons: leave perspective correction to editing software, wideangles have too much dof to need tilt, resolution becomes quite poor when shifted