Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

ronderick

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Jul 21, 2010
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I guess I'll jump on the band wagon...

This is my first TS-E lens, and it took a while to get used to it. While I still have some ways to go before nailing down the details, two things I found vital for this lens - LIVE VIEW and TRIPOD. Great lens, but not something you can use w/o prep time.

PS: By the way, these pictures were taken with APS-H body, so expect a wider view when you use it with FF bodies.

Pic 1 - Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Pic 2 - Taipei 101, Pic 3 - View from Liberty State Park in NJ
 

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tron

EOS 5D SR
Nov 8, 2011
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Very nice photos. So with an APS-H body the lens is equivalent to 1.3 * 17 = 22.1 mm so close to a TS-E 24mm on a FF.
You can now get a FF camera and have the best of both lenses. No immediate need to get TS-E24mmL II too :)

Very helpful your comment about the tripod. I'll have that in mind before (and if) I get this lens. I have the TS-E24mm II on a FF for now and although I can do without a tripod (I use the shift function for now) I understand that this will not be the case with the TS-E17mm since a slight movement of hands will cause great changes.
 
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Peter Hill

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Why do you believe that live view is "vital" for this lens?
 

ncsa

EOS M50
Sep 4, 2012
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Live view for the TS-E lenses helps on the focusing side but more importantly in the exposure because as soon as any of these lenses are shifted or tilt is used, then the camera auto-exposure will get it wrong.

There is also camranger tool which allows you to tether an iPhone/iPad for live view on a bigger screen

http://www.camranger.com

Peter Hill said:
Why do you believe that live view is "vital" for this lens?
 

Eldar

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Canon TS-E 17mm f4L

This is an amazing lens, which clearly deserves a thread of its own. I just got the lens and I must admit I struggle a bit. To kick it off, here is one shot just outside my bedroom window, no shift, no tilt, just awesome-everything-else :)
 

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