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