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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2015, 12:46:45 AM »
Quick question to you other 17mm TS-E owners out there: I just purchased a used 17mm and noticed that the tilt and shift knobs are a little loose and have a little play in them; meaning I can rotate them perhaps a millimeter without them doing anything for either tilt or shift. The screws holding them in are tight. I saw a brave soul who removed his tilt and shift knobs here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23269.msg454250#msg454250 . Everything on the lens appears to be working perfectly and I ran some sharpness tests and there is no problem there but I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this looseness, if there was a remedy, or if this was anything to be concerned about. Thanks!

I just undid the screws in the tops of them and they pull off. Be careful as the little shaft is not attached to the bigger shaft and can fall out if you aren't careful. I can't understand how there is play on yours though unless one or more of the washers as in the photos are missing, there is a little bit of backlash in them (about 20º) but no lifting. Don't worry about the backlash it is normal.

OK, that is good to know. The knobs don't move vertically so there is no lifting, only a little bit of rotating so it sounds like I don't have anything to worry about. This is the most expensive lens I've ever purchased used and due to the mechanical complexity of a lens like this I was just a bit concerned. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2015, 12:46:45 AM »

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2015, 04:32:11 AM »
Quick question to you other 17mm TS-E owners out there: I just purchased a used 17mm and noticed that the tilt and shift knobs are a little loose and have a little play in them; meaning I can rotate them perhaps a millimeter without them doing anything for either tilt or shift. The screws holding them in are tight. I saw a brave soul who removed his tilt and shift knobs here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23269.msg454250#msg454250 . Everything on the lens appears to be working perfectly and I ran some sharpness tests and there is no problem there but I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this looseness, if there was a remedy, or if this was anything to be concerned about. Thanks!

I just undid the screws in the tops of them and they pull off. Be careful as the little shaft is not attached to the bigger shaft and can fall out if you aren't careful. I can't understand how there is play on yours though unless one or more of the washers as in the photos are missing, there is a little bit of backlash in them (about 20º) but no lifting. Don't worry about the backlash it is normal.

OK, that is good to know. The knobs don't move vertically so there is no lifting, only a little bit of rotating so it sounds like I don't have anything to worry about. This is the most expensive lens I've ever purchased used and due to the mechanical complexity of a lens like this I was just a bit concerned. Thanks for the quick reply!

I have a 24 TS-E II I bought new late last year and it's the same - bit of backlash with the knobs.  I was a little concerned and took it back to the dealer to check out, but it was no different from others and a hire one they had was worse.

So like others have said, it's normal.

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2015, 05:53:25 AM »
Taken from the median of Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
"L'Arc de Triomphe"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 8 s, f/10, ISO 100

At the start of every hour, a sparkling light show is added to the regular lights.
"Eiffel Tower Sparkles"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 0.8 s, f/9, ISO 400

The town hall in Basel, Switzerland.
"Rathaus Basel"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 30 s, f/11, ISO 100

Whoa! That last pic is awesome!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2015, 05:55:09 AM »
After seeing your Eiffel Tower photo...I recently visited Paris and did something a little different. An 8 photo montage using the shift function:



And a 2 shot stitch:



Wowzer! Really enjoy that 8 shot image!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #79 on: September 20, 2016, 08:18:33 PM »
I rented the TS-E 17mm last summer and used it on my 7D.  What a great lens, would love to own it one day but not sure how often I'd use it, coupled with the cost I probably won't get it anytime soon.  But there's no question about its performance to me.  Thankfully I salvaged a few good shots despite not realizing at first that the exposure metering shifts when you shift. 


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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2016, 12:25:35 AM »
Love this lens!  A couple of shots from a visit to Tours in the Loire Valley.

"Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 25s, f/8, ISO 800

"Hôtel de ville de Tours"

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2016, 07:28:13 AM »
I really like your pictures, Neuro. 

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« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2016, 03:01:11 PM »
Thanks, Click!
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #83 on: September 21, 2016, 05:31:56 PM »
Love this lens!  A couple of shots from a visit to Tours in the Loire Valley.

"Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 25s, f/8, ISO 800

"Hôtel de ville de Tours"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 8s, f/8, ISO 100

stunning!

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #84 on: September 21, 2016, 05:42:14 PM »
stunning!

Thanks!   I'd have far preferred the shot of the Tours hôtel de ville (City Hall) to be at blue hour, rather than with a black sky.  I can't complain too much, though...at blue hour, I was actually at a private dinner inside that very building. 
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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2016, 08:24:03 PM »
stunning!

Thanks!   I'd have far preferred the shot of the Tours hôtel de ville (City Hall) to be at blue hour, rather than with a black sky.  I can't complain too much, though...at blue hour, I was actually at a private dinner inside that very building.

nice ... guess you'll just have to go back!

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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #86 on: September 26, 2016, 09:22:04 PM »
Here's my latest, a 2 shot shifted pano:


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Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« Reply #86 on: September 26, 2016, 09:22:04 PM »