Reviews and Problems with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
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Exceptional build quality.
11 February 2014
Excerpt: I can run the accolades on and on about all of the features this lens has, but you can read all of that at the many review sites. I'll just relate my experience to you. I purchased this lens as I had planned on using this lens to do more than just photographing buildings. Which it does very well with little effort on my part.
Pros: Creative Potential Limitl, Easily Interchangeable, Moves Well Between Tilts, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens does what it says, and this newer II version has a larger field so you get more shift and tilt out of it. It's also very sharp, although I don't know that it's any sharper than the 24-70 II. My only negatives are that in certain configurations, the vignetting is so pronounced that the picture is unusuable. This is worst when you orient the tilt and shift on the same axis, and push them to the same extreme.
Excerpt: This lens is well built and it produces great sharp images. it works great for architectural applications but It doesn't have auto focus; it can be used for selected applications in fast pace environments like weddings.
Excerpt: Excellent lens for those looking for special effects (fake miniature) or who need perspective correction on architectural photographs. I use it for both, and it has served well. As others note, this lens does require some getting used to, so don't expect to get the best image possible on your first outing unless you have spent some time preparing yourself beforehand.
Excerpt: I replaced my older version of this lens with Canon's new version. It's slightly sharper on the edges than the old version which is good. However, most important to me is the larger image circle of the new version, allowing greater shift corrections. It's a good lens, although expensive.
Excerpt: I come at this from the perspective of a long time owner of the original version. Clearly the new lens is much better in terms of edge sharpness and CA. Be aware that the improvements are not a miracle, however -- you still need to stop down to f8-11 to get best results. Only downside -- the lens is much bigger and heavier than the original.
Excerpt: As an architect I often photo buildings that require a wide angle lens, but the distortion is in need of correction. This ones works. But, it is not a two minute learning exercise. Great lens.
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.