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Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:21:32 PM »
Hello everyone,

Now it's time I ask a question.  I am going to get either the 17 or 24 TS lens.  I'm leaning towards the 17 because I'm interested in a lens that wide, but I suppose it doesn't matter.  I know the perspective is different (7 mm that wide is a lot), but do either have any optical advantages over the other?  Thank you so much.
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Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:21:32 PM »

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Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 05:39:47 PM »
The 24 mm TS-E II is noted to be sharper than the 17 mm and can accommodate filters, something which is still possible with the 17 mm albeit with special adapters rather than standard Lee/Cokin/Hitech setups (Lucroit anyone?).

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Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 06:13:19 PM »
As stated, the 24 II is a bit better optically.  But really, it comes down to the AoV you need.  24mm suits my needs better, so that's what I got.
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Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 03:38:59 AM »
Love my 17. I work in tight spaces indoors for real estate or hospitality pictures. The shape distortion at the edges of the 17's field of view -- especially on nearby objects -- takes some management. Some clients don't like the effect. But some rooms are impossible without it.  I love the flexibility that wider view gives, even outdoors.

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Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 05:37:30 AM »
I have both the 24 and the 17 that i use for landscape. The 24 is definitely slightly sharper if you are a pixel peeper. The biggest drawback to the 17 for me is that I have to carry a set of larger filters that don't really fit well in my bag or vest. I'm still handholding them for the 17 now and am debating on getting the filter holder from fotodiox. Truth be told, I've actually found myself leaving the 17 at home more often in favor of the 24 because of the filter issue. I've been using a RRS pano rig and shift/rise/fall to make multiple exposures for stitching. The 17mm really works best for me when I'm on the coast and there is too much movement within the frame for stitching in post.

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Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 05:37:30 AM »