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Axilrod

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How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:55:31 AM »
I found one on CL for $700 in excellent condition.  I've heard wonderful things about the Mark II, but how is the original?
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How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
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Re: How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 11:50:01 AM »
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-TS-E-24mm-f-3.5-L-II-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx

Good review - conclusion; the mark II is decidedly sharper and has independent axis shift, but for $700 ... the mk I might be worth trying, you could probably sell it again for same price if kept in decent shape.

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Re: How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 12:12:04 PM »
I've owned both, and the mark I is well, OK.  It is not real sharp in the corners, and the more you shift away from center, the more the corner shifts towards the center.  Tilting was something I did not use much.  If I was shooting a landscape and wanted the bushes and mountain in focus, I stopped down...   I did shoot some cool tilt videos for that "miniature" effect.

On a crop camera this might be fine.  on FF, i thought the results from my 24-105 shot at 24 (or 35, or...) then "fixed" in Photoshop to have straight lines, were just as sharp.  If I was going to do that, why carry it?

The VII is decidedly better. 

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Re: How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 12:12:04 PM »