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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Imported

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Product Highlights
  • Tilt-Shift L-Series Manual Focus Lens
  • For EOS Cameras
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • One Aspherical & Three UD Lens Elements
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5º
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Tilt & Shift Singly or In Combination
  • Mount Rotation: 90º Left and Right
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 8.3"
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm

The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens from Canon is a wide-angle lens for EF mount cameras. It provides tilt-shift functions to control perspective and correct convergence of lines within your frame. It is especially useful in architecture, landscape, and product photography. The optical tilt mechanisms enable precise control of depth of field along with perspective control.

The tilt-shift function on the 24mm f/3.5 lens allows adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5º and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12mm. Both tilt and shift can be engaged singly and in combination. The tilt-shift rotation mechanism locks at right angle and at parallel and clicks at 45º and the lens mount itself can rotate left or right by 90º with click-stop adjustment each 30º.

Being a Canon L-series lens, its optical design and physical structure are optimal. Aspherical and ultra-low dispersion lens elements suppress aberrations and provide sharp delineation. Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) reduces ghosting and flare and truly circular diaphragm results in pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds. The focus ring on the lens provides precise manual focus action and the tilt and shift knobs are sturdy and control the mechanisms smoothly. 

TS-E lens is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras.
Wide image circle of 67.2mm is 50% greater than 35mm/full frame film area.
High precision glass (16 elements/11 groups) for low distortion and high resolution to the edge of the image
The tilt and shift mechanism rotates +/-90°, allowing shift in any direction and the tilt mechanism independently rotates +/-90°, allowing tilt in any direction relative to the shift.
One Aspherical and three UD lens elements minimize chromatic aberration.
Sub-wavelength structure and super-spectra coatings minimize ghosting and flare.
Circular aperture for creative, blurred highlights
Performance
Focal Length 24mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 38.4 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 84°
Tilt/Shift Tilt ± 8.5° in 1° increments
Shifts ± 12mm in 1mm increments
Minimum Focus Distance 8.27" (21 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 16/11
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.21" (88.5 x 106.9 mm)
Weight 27.5 oz (780 g)

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CanonTS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens
 
4.7

(based on 130 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (84)
  • Durable (68)
  • Consistent output (63)
  • Rugged (42)
  • Easily interchangeable (32)

Cons

  • Heavy (32)
  • Lens creep (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Blurry focus (3)
  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (103)
  • Architecture (30)
  • Macro photography (19)
  • Low light (18)
  • Night photography (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (47), Semi-pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (35), Casual photographer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent sharp piece of glass.

If you are looking to do some serious Architech or Landscape Photography, this lens is a must have. The Tilt/Shift lens make you think and compose your shots before clicking away. Full...Read complete review

If you are looking to do some serious Architech or Landscape Photography, this lens is a must have. The Tilt/Shift lens make you think and compose your shots before clicking away. Full Manual and full creative control. Very little distortion in the corners with full frame.No Chromatic Abberations. Crystal clear sharp images.
If you are a fast shooter with all Auto and HOPE you got something good. This lens is NOT for you.
This lens is for photographers who tell their cameras and lens what to do, not the other way around.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fringing!

I've been renting this lens for a while with great results and finally made the decision to buy one. When I got it I was taken aback immediately by the abnormal level of fringing...Read complete review

I've been renting this lens for a while with great results and finally made the decision to buy one. When I got it I was taken aback immediately by the abnormal level of fringing all over the images and quickly sent the lens back for an exchange. The new lens performs better generally but the performance is still marred by purple and green fringing along all contrasty lines, and not just around the edges but also in the middle of the shot. I bought the lens mostly for architecture and landscape photography, and both styles unfortunately often deal with contrasty edges. After uncomfortably long times in post production to correct the fringing, I'm just not trusting this lens anymore unless I'm in a very controlled environment, which is sad when I think that I've spent $2K on it. Btw the 90mm TS lens which isn't even an L series has no fringing at all and has the best image quality of all the lenses I own. I was expecting similar quality with this one and so I'm quite disappointed. Sure you might say that I was unlucky twice on this purchase, and that I should send my replacement lens to Canon for realignment right away, but what does that say about Canon's initial lack of quality control?

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5.0

Opening up possibilities

By Marcus Aurelius

from Woodinville, Wa

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Strong Construction
  • Versatility

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Architecture
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

    This is such an incredible lens! so glad I made the leap and invested in this great piece of hardware. As a landscape and architecture photographer, I couldn't imagine going on location without this lens now that I have it.

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    5.0

    Tools for the job

    By Nightnoise

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

          If you are looking at Canon tilt-shift lenses you are headed for a serious financial commitment. I started out buying an EOS 5D Mark III so that I could take advantage of full frame and eventually buy these lenses due to their extraordinary capabilities. Along the way I bought a 24-70 II, the TS-E-17 and TS-E-24 II. I reasoned that I needed both the TS-E-17 and TS-E-24 II because in the past I have used both angles of view with my EF-S 10-22 on crop. And I bought a 3 series tripod and full size ball head for this setup (mfg. name withheld). This contemplative style of photography really deserves a solid tripod and ball head. I can't imagine hand holding these TS-E lenses on the 5D Mark III without dropping one.

          So, for the price of a nice used car I now have the tools I need to follow my dreams. The build quality of these TS-E lenses is just spectacular. And there is something soul satisfying about manual focus lenses with lots of adjustment knobs. I cut my teeth in photography on 4x5 sheet film cameras that didn't even have light meters so in some ways this brings me back full circle. In closing, if you choose to go down this road, save your money and get as many tools as you can get at one time. Half a bag of tools won't match a full bag of tools and you only live once.

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          5.0

          Very special lens

          By photoshooter 52

          from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

            Very sharp lens, that does things ordinary lenses can't do. Necessary tool for architectural images. Does not disappoint. I put off buying this lens until recently, should not have waited so long.

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            5.0

            Wide and Sharp

            By Bob from Eastern Washington

            from Washington State

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • architectural
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

              I use this lens for exterior and interior architectural photography. It is always better to get it right in the cameral instead of counting on software to correct perspective. I also own the 17mm TS-E and am thinking of selling it. This focal length is much more useful with less distortion or flare.

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              5.0

              A very practical lens.

              By CHEN

              from Highland Park, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                I would say this is a amazing lens in canon lineup. A lot of people may spend a lot of time on thinking for either 17mm f4 or 24mm f3.5. My answer is 24mm. Because it is more practical and excellent to 17mm. It can be added on filters and when the tilt and shift is not needed, it becomes a wide angle lens which provides a great image quality. So, it does not need to worry much about whether the tilt and shift lens is necessary or not.

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                5.0

                Does what is designed to do.

                By Edward

                from Carrollton, VA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                Architectural and landscape photography.

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                5.0

                Remarkable

                By WymanAir

                from New Jersey

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                  This is a remarkably sharp lens that takes landscape photography to the next level. It requires you to me more studious with the shot, and a tripod is a requirement for excellent results.

                  It is a very creative lens; however, I use it primarily for increasing depth of field and keystone correction. I am pleased with the purchase.

                  Note: Leave the locking screws unlocked whenever able in order to avoid the problems encountered by others. Not that big of a problem, I found.

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                  5.0

                  Sharp, sharp, sharp

                  By E R I C

                  from El Paso

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                  Pros

                  • Very Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Stiff Mechanism

                  Best Uses

                  • Infrared
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                  Super piece of Canon Glass. Very sharp. Great construction, and very precise mechanics. The in-focus point is very narrow in manual focus. My copy is a little stiff to shift, but is still very managable. The large extended front element requires a little more care than typical lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Manual to the MAX!

                  By 5D-II Nut

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Completely Manual Lens
                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Extremely versatile
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rotatable Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Cost Is Steep
                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Special Effects

                  Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                  I have several points to make about this lens:
                  1 - this lens is extremely versatile and will cover nearly all of your landscape, architectural and special lens needs.
                  2 - DO take the time to practice with the lens before you take it out for a shoot. You don't want to be on a shoot trying to figure out how it does what you want it to do.
                  3 - DO us a tripod - simple enough and you will appreciate it in the end. It is a heavier lens and for all of the manipulations that you will be doing, you need the stability of a tripod.
                  4 - DO NOT use automatic camera settings as there is nothing automatic about this lens and you will not like the results if you do. Center-weighted metering will be off, so use evaluative (if you must) or better yet, use an actual light meter for scene exposure. Bracketing will help with this too.
                  5 - DO use the locks each and every time to prevent alterations or slip in your tilt and / or shift settings.
                  6 - Know which aperture you want to use to get the effects you want.
                  7 - Use the live screen mode for focusing. Magnification of this is key to a photo that explodes with information rather than a merely nice one.
                  8 - Infinite rotation of the lens, with 30 degree stops, is a feature most overlook and one that will make your photos pop!
                  9 - 82mm filters can be attached but you are really limited to one at a time. I recommend a UV for general use and definitely the circular polarizer for those special occasions.
                  I would highly recommend this lens to any photographer interested in parallax correction and it is capable of so much more, it deserves to be used and experimented with a lot! This lens is not for the point-and-shoot aficionado or for the hopeful auto-shooter. It is not an entry level tilt-shift lens and will perform as well as a large format setup. Expensive - Oh YES and worth every penny if you use it to its potential.

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                  5.0

                  TS and Great Optical Quality

                  By Riven

                  from Jersey City, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                  I use this for taking landscape and architecture pictures. The TS strcture can generate multiple combinations for tilt and shift. This fuction is very useful and satisfy nearly every situation when take photos. Its optical quality is nearly the best one among the entire canon lenses. The only problem is it must be used very carefully, for preventing dust goes inside it.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing lens!!

                  By iPhoto

                  from Denver, CO

                  Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                  This lens has changed the way I shoot. Must have for architecture and great for landscapes because of the ability to easily add filters. Sharp, sharp, sharp!!

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                  5.0

                  Gorgeous Lens and New Perspectives

                  By Wynne Motion Imaging

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commercials
                    • Films
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                    I rented this lens for a shoot a few months ago. The second I started using it, I knew I needed to buy one. I've been calling it the "Shot Awesomizer" because you can point it at something totally uninteresting and save the shot. Don't know how to get a good shot of the ugly location, slap this baby on and you'll have something.

                    I'm also enjoying using the lens as a prime lens. I love that it has a hard stop, unlike other Canon L lenses. Wish they were all this well built.

                    I have feeling a lot of folks will have an issue with the weight of the lens, but, personally, I love a heavier lens and I think it's perfect.

                    The only thing I wish I could do with the lens is remove the home position bump, but that's only because I'm using it as it wasn't really intended and doing in-camera focus tilt/shift racks.

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                    5.0

                    Recently used for 50% of my images

                    By Ottawa Photographer

                    from Ottawa, Ontario

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very sharp images

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                    I waited almost one year before entering this review to gain experience with using this lens. I just returned fron 2 1/2 weeks in Iceland which I considered a real field test for this lens. I used it for 50% of my shots - churches, small town buildings, landscapes, interiors. Only my 24-70 f2.8L got the same amount of use. Always use it with a spirit level on the camera and a tripod. This forces you to slow down and frame carefully - just like my Zone VI and Canham view camera days but with a lot less weight to carry. The lens is very, very sharp. No problems with build quality or lens creep as some have reported. Everything locks down tight. Not a speciality lens to me but an everyday working lens. In cold weather, freezing fingers will find it hard to turn the small knobs for lens movements. Great, wonderful lens - really happy to have this one.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing lens!!!

                    By Thib

                    from Boston MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                      Great lens, but not for every body. Opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Very sturdy and reliable. Highly recommended! However, keep in mind the light leakage issue.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome lens!

                      By Anton

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                        i shoot architecture and this is my most often used lens. the image quality is excellent and a noticeable improvement over the first (mark l) version. The craftsmanship is incredible ... very nicely machined and built.

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                        5.0

                        Unbelievably Sharp, Perfect Lens

                        By Jonathan H.

                        from Birmingham, AL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Sharp
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Architecture
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                        This lens is incredible. The build quality is top-notch and its needle sharp across the image. The shift / tilt mechanism is very smooth and it has been nice to be able to rotate the two independent of each other. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone that needs the tilt/shift capabilities.

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                        5.0

                        excellent optics !

                        By gifred

                        from connecticut

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Architecture
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                          infrared exterior architecture photography /landscapes
                          wicked sharp throughout its f/stop range especially with infrared digital
                          cameras
                          I had the original 24mm shift lens
                          it pales in comparison .

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                          5.0

                          Marvelous Lens

                          By Graham

                          from Oakton, VA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Architecture
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                          I am beginning to work in architectural photography, hence my desire for this lens. I borrowed a copy of the TS-E 24mm a couple months ago and loved it. The brand new one from B&H is great. While my primary need is to "shift", I do have situations when I expect to also "tilt" the lens.

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                          5.0

                          Love love love love this lens

                          By Jenn

                          from G.R., MI

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                            I use this lens for wedding photography and it is so much fun to use. It took a little while for me to get used to the manual focusing, but other than that this lens has been a dream. I definitely carry it around at every shoot now!

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                            5.0

                            Great lens

                            By Dave

                            from Toronto

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens:

                              At Digital Coconut we specialize in shooting luxury villas and resorts all over the world. This lens is the most useful tool in our gear bag as it is perfect for shooting rooms and outside shots of building. Then we can also do creative images with the tilt shift as well.

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