Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Sporgon

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Eldar said:
mackguyver said:
Cool shots, especially this last one. I really like the lighting. Using a 17mm for portraiture is quite challenging to say the least, but you kept the camera nice & level, so they turned out really well. You must have been quite close to the actress!
He he, I got a few strange looks, when I came crawling across the floor. But the fun was to use the T&S on something as active as this and not just tripod mounted, live view architecture and interior shots. Phenomenal lens!
Interesting lighting. In this impromptu session how were you getting fill light back into the model ? It doesn't look as if there was window light from the other side of the room. Good tones and colour, would have never guessed it was 17mm.
 

Eldar

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Sporgon said:
Eldar said:
mackguyver said:
Cool shots, especially this last one. I really like the lighting. Using a 17mm for portraiture is quite challenging to say the least, but you kept the camera nice & level, so they turned out really well. You must have been quite close to the actress!
He he, I got a few strange looks, when I came crawling across the floor. But the fun was to use the T&S on something as active as this and not just tripod mounted, live view architecture and interior shots. Phenomenal lens!
Interesting lighting. In this impromptu session how were you getting fill light back into the model ? It doesn't look as if there was window light from the other side of the room. Good tones and colour, would have never guessed it was 17mm.
The first was shot in a room with 2 dominating windows and nothing more (which is easy to see). The other two had windows at both sides (you can see the reflection on the painting behind her on No.2). But the almost spotlight like effect on her face was pure luck. And I agree, it does not look like typical 17mm images.
 

wearle

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Nov 3, 2012
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To all,

Here's some firework pictures I took of the 20th Anniversary celebration at the Wildhorse Casino near Pendleton, Oregon. I was probably within about 600 feet of the action so some of the explosions were nearly overhead. As an experiment, I reversed a 1-stop gradient neutral density filter (i.e., dark on the bottom) to deal with the brighter action near the surface. It wasn't quite enough so next year I'm going to go with a 2-stop filter.

Thanks for looking,

Wade
 

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neuroanatomist

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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
 

neuroanatomist

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mackguyver said:
Nice shots, Neuro. The sparkles on the Eiffel Tower came out really well!
Thanks!

It took a few tries to get a shutter speed that gave a good 'density' of those 20,000 white lights. A 6 s exposure captured nearly all of them on, but I was going for a more random look to convey the 'sparkle'. Fortunately it runs for 5 minutes, so I had ample time for trial and error.
 

neuroanatomist

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Gate of Spalen in Basel, Switzerland

"Spalentor"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 30 s, f/14, ISO 100
 

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GMCPhotographics said:
After seeing your Eiffel Tower photo...I recently visited Paris and did something a little different. An 8 photo montage using the shift function:
Pretty cool shot. Nicely done.
 

time123

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Feb 22, 2015
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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!
 

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time123 said:
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.
 

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neuroanatomist said:
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
Beautiful shots, Neuro!
 

time123

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privatebydesign said:
time123 said:
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!
 

d

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time123 said:
privatebydesign said:
time123 said:
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.

Cheers,
d.
 

Sabaki

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neuroanatomist said:
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!
 

Good24

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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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