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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
9.3 out of 10

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

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Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Copy

Serottaboy, B&H Photo
11 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was extremely excited to be able to afford this lens for landscape work. I like manual focus, distortion control, and larger depth of field. It did take some study to learn the shift tilt but wasn't that difficult at all.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be made better

Mitsos, B&H Photo
19 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Sharp lens and tilt and shift mechanisms can be used to increase creativity. Unfortunately mine was not as sharp on left side as the rest of the frame. I have sent it 3 times to Canon to be adjusted and still it never got right.
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

not as good as expected

TongY, B&H Photo
12 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Heard lots lots of good things about this lens, from photozone.de, the-digital-picture, fredmiranda…Jumped on the double rebate deal, but I was so disappointed when the first copy arrived; landscape pictures are blur, low in contrast and center is not as sharp as my 17-40L at F4.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Fringing!

Stocker, B&H Photo
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I've been renting this lens for a while with great results and finally made the decision to buy one. When I got it I was taken aback immediately by the abnormal level of fringing all over the images and quickly sent the lens back for an exchange.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing for video, so-so for stills

tomalan, B&H Photo
26 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for two specific purposes: photographing architectural interiors, and shooting video with the characteristic T/S effect. I used it on the 5DII (note past-tense). I've owned two copies (the first copy had obvious issues).
  • Pros: Fabulous Color, Massively Improved, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Considerable Distortion, Problematic Shift
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Overall 6
6.0

Just did not measure up!

Dale, B&H Photo
11 April 2011
  • Excerpt: For all the hype and price of this lens it just was not nearly as sharp as I expected. I have used some of the best optics availabe in the Large Format arena and expected more from this lens.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not sharp
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

I'll stick with Perspective Correction Software

JohnL, Canon
16 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Physically and optically this lens is about as good as it gets. However, unless the camera and lens are mounted on a tripod, the lens is basically useless. I tried using this lens to photograph audio equipment to sell on ebay but I am forced to get too close.
  • Pros: very sharp
  • Cons: useless out in the field, photo editing sw almost as good, extremely expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent lens--but flawed mechanically

James, B&H Photo
20 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Optically, this is the best corrected lens--of any focal length--I've ever used. Chromatic aberration is practically non-existent, geometric distortion is unmeasurable, and flare resistance is excellent, even with a filter on the lens. Optically it gets five stars.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
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Overall 6
6.0

great optics, poor mechanics

Dave, B&H Photo
17 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The optics on this lens are superb. Sharp and surprisingly little distortion (although both suffer a little at the corners when tilted). Much sharper than any other 24mm I have used and substantially better than the 16-35mm L and 24-105mm L lenses at 24mm.
  • Pros: Sharp
  • Cons: Poor mechanics
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens, but there should be caveats

Massimiliano Volpi, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: Quite a few reviewers talk about a steep learning curve. I think they are correct: I have just started the climb and there is one aspect of the lens that really bothers me. Exposure.
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