Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
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Forest, B&H Photo
19 March 2012
Excerpt: I bought this lens brand new to upgrade from the previous generation I 24TS. After 3 weeks the tilt knob became fully loosened and fell off. The result was that the lens could neither tilt nor focus properly. Upon sending the new lens in to Canon they told me that it was a result of the lens being dropped (which it was not) and assessed an $800 repair fee on the 3 week old lens.
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
Summary: Leider gab es mit diesem Objektiv (TS-E 24mm) zweimal Probleme. Zum Einen zeichnete es nicht 100% scharf und musste deshalb zurückgeschickt werden. Das zweite Objektiv war ungenügend verpackt und wahrscheinlich auf dem Transportweg zu Schaden gekommen. Dank Amazon lief der Umtausch problemlos. Danke. Ich habe mein drittes TS-E dann bei einem Fotofachhändler gekauft und bin damit sehr zufrieden (TS-E 17 mm).