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mackguyver

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f4L
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2013, 03:51:51 PM »
Also, my mind was just made up on the 17 vs. 24 - I just scored a refurb TS-E 24 f/3.5L II on Canon's site with the 20% discount!  Woohoo!!!
Congratulations on your deal. I´m sure you will be very happy with it. 24mm is in general my favorite wide angel. There is an other tread on the subject of what is normal (I think you were on it). To me 24 mm is how I see a landscape and the TS-E is a joy to work with. Mechanically built to last a life time and optically as close to perfect as they come. I´m looking forward to some good posts ;)

(I share your view on artistic and correct by the way).
Thanks for the nice deal, and I started the thread on how people see things in terms of focal length :).  It's definitely my favorite FL and I now have 4 lenses that cover 24mm!  I'll move future posts over to the 24mm thread and I hope to post some great shots over there in the future...
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f4L
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2013, 03:51:51 PM »

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2014, 02:57:45 AM »
Let's get this topic going again!







I really like this lens.
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2014, 11:42:27 PM »
Very cool pics Bjorn! May I ask your PP for saturation and so on to render such tones on the street ones?

Attempt at constructive criticism:
The second street shot is far superior to the first one IMHO due to the more even sky and the distorted lights on the left side of the first one.
I'd crop the kitichen shot just a tad to get the corners of the walls out. They are uneven.

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2014, 10:13:41 AM »
Very cool pics Bjorn! May I ask your PP for saturation and so on to render such tones on the street ones?

Attempt at constructive criticism:
The second street shot is far superior to the first one IMHO due to the more even sky and the distorted lights on the left side of the first one.
I'd crop the kitichen shot just a tad to get the corners of the walls out. They are uneven.

Thank you for your feedback! You're right about the kitchen, the walls should be cropped out.

With PP I guess you mean Picture Profile? I shoot in RAW and use LR to fine tune the image. The white balance has a tendency to be a little bit on the blue side this time of the year, so I usually warm the picture up a little. I bring back some of the shadows and bring down the highlights to get a bit more of the sky and get a more even exposure. I add som clarity and vibrance and then I'm done :)
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
just got this lens a few days ago.  should have gotten it a long time ago.
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2014, 05:40:29 AM »

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2014, 08:15:51 PM »


That's a fantastic shot. Its crisp and sharp, the lines are so clean and straight. It almost looks like a rendering instead of a photo. Very well done.
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2014, 08:15:51 PM »

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2014, 05:52:08 AM »
Here's a few to my recent shots from Somerset, UK. I tend to use my 17L to correct perspectives in architecture:







That's the moon in the last shot :D
This is one of my favorite "occasional" lenses....when you need one...you need one. When you don't, there are far easier lenses to use!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2014, 08:18:35 AM »
Here's a few to my recent shots from Somerset, UK. I tend to use my 17L to correct perspectives in architecture:







That's the moon in the last shot :D
This is one of my favorite "occasional" lenses....when you need one...you need one. When you don't, there are far easier lenses to use!
Great shots GMC!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2014, 09:28:27 AM »
Thanks, here's a few from this week. Burnham on Sea Lighthouse:







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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2014, 12:46:33 PM »
BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEPING BLEEP.   I decided to cruise over to the Canon USA refurb sale and they had a TS-E 17 in stock.  I don't even remember seeing one in the store before.  Next thing you know I'm clicking on submit order.  There goes my money :( :'( 

BUT, I can't wait for the lens  :) :D ;D :) :D ;D
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2014, 02:01:45 PM »
BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEPING BLEEP.   I decided to cruise over to the Canon USA refurb sale and they had a TS-E 17 in stock.  I don't even remember seeing one in the store before.  Next thing you know I'm clicking on submit order.  There goes my money :( :'( 

BUT, I can't wait for the lens  :) :D ;D :) :D ;D
Congratulations. You will not regret it. It is a phenomenal lens. Enjoy!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2014, 02:46:17 PM »
BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEPING BLEEP.   I decided to cruise over to the Canon USA refurb sale and they had a TS-E 17 in stock.  I don't even remember seeing one in the store before.  Next thing you know I'm clicking on submit order.  There goes my money :( :'( 

BUT, I can't wait for the lens  :) :D ;D :) :D ;D
Congratulations. You will not regret it. It is a phenomenal lens. Enjoy!
Thanks, Eldar, I'm rather excited for it, and unlike most of my other gear, this one will actually make me money :).  If anything it expands my options to shoot larger real estate and the bigger the building, the more money  the owners generally have ;D
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2014, 02:46:17 PM »

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2014, 06:48:10 PM »
Mackguyver,

You need one of these next http://www.wonderpana.com/
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2014, 09:52:30 AM »
After reading your posts and some of the reviews, it looks like that will be on the my next purchase list.  I don't see the C-PL getting much use, but I tend to use NDs a lot with my TS-E 24 to blur out people & cars / soften water features, so that could be really useful.  The ND grad might work, too, but I don't shoot a lot of landscapes this wide.
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2014, 09:52:30 AM »