Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens with External Hard Drive Kit

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens with External Hard Drive Kit

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens with External Hard Drive Kit Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)

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Canon 17mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

Rounding out your kit, the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens with External Hard Drive Kit from B&H bundles the ultra-wide tilt-shift lens with an external hard drive for backing up and storing your files.

  • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens

    Presenting an ultra-wide field of view with advanced perspective and focus control, the TS-E 17mm f/4L is a Canon L-series tilt-shift lens well-suited to architecture and interior photography. Up to +/- 6.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control, and +/- 12mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition. The tilt-shift mechanism can be rotated +/- 90° for applying movements in any direction, and a tilt-locking mechanism can be used while shooting for greater stability.

    Complementing the operation of the lens, this L-series prime is also distinguished by its optical design that features four of Ultra-Low Dispersion elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations as well as one aspherical element to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion. Individual elements also feature a Subwavelength Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color neutrality. Additionally, a floating optical system and a rear focus design help to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from 9.8" to infinity.

    Perspective control, tilt-shift lens affords +/- 12mm of shift and +/- 6.5° of tilt, and both types of movements can be applied independently, and parallel or perpendicular to one another. Additionally, the tilt and shift functions can be rotated +/- 90° for applying the movements in distinct directions.
    Tilt-locking mechanism ensures the lens stays in place while shooting.
    Four Ultra-Low Dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
    One aspherical element limits distortion and spherical aberrations to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
    A Sub Wavelength Coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
    Floating optical system, along with a rear focusing mechanism, maintains consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from 9.8" to infinity.
    As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
    Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
    UPC: 013803108606
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)

    Start saving your precious memories and critical files with the 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive from WD. The My Passport comes formatted for Windows systems and connects to your notebook or desktop computer via an included USB 3.0 cable. On the inside, it sports a hard drive that delivers 4TB of storage capacity for storing your photos, videos, music, and other content. To power this drive, the My Passport runs off the computer's USB bus-powered port.

    This edition of the My Passport drive comes with a redesigned black chassis, which complements your other gear. Another notable feature is WD's Backup software, which lets you create scheduled backups, to help preserve your data automatically. In addition to backing up data, WD has armed this drive with hardware encryption and WD Security software to safeguard your sensitive files from unauthorized users.

    General Features

    Back up Automatically
    The My Passport drive comes preloaded with WD Backup software to ensure that your photos, videos, music and documents don't get lost. You can set it to run automatically based upon your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system onto the My Passport drive.
    Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
    The My Passport drive's built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. You can activate password protection and set your own personalized password. Additionally, the drive can display a "return-if-found" message as the password prompt to help find its way back to you if it ever accidentally gets left behind.
    Easy to Use
    My Passport portable storage is ready to use out of the box so you can start transferring files, saving your memories, and backing up critical data right away. It comes with WD Backup, WD Security, and WD Drive Utilities software to help protect your data.
    UPC: 718037846910
In the Box
  • Lens Cap for TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • LP1219 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens
      Performance
      Focal Length 17mm
      Aperture Maximum: f/4
      Minimum: f/22
      Camera Mount Type Canon EF
      Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
      Angle of View 104°
      Tilt/Shift Tilt ± 6.5°
      Shifts ± 12mm
      Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
      Magnification 0.14x
      Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.1
      Optical Design 18 Elements in 12 Groups
      Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
      Features
      Autofocus No
      Physical
      Filter Thread None
      Dimensions (DxL) 3.50 x 4.21" / 88.9 x 106.9 mm
      Weight 1.80 lb / 820 g
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.189 x 5.512 x 5.354"
    • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
      Storage Capacity 4 TB
      Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
      Pre-Format NTFS
      Encryption 256-Bit AES
      Internal Drive
      Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
      Type Hard Disk Drive
      Form Factor 2.5"
      External Enclosure
      Security Features Password Protection
      Bus Power USB
      Material Plastic
      Environmental Resistance None
      Green Certifications RoHS, Per Manufacturer
      Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
      Storage Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
      Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8" / 110.0 x 81.5 x 21.5 mm
      Weight 0.5 lb / 0.2 kg
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5"

    Canon 17mm f/4.0 reviews

    TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 151.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I hoped it would be and more Technically excellent, optically astounding and simply amazing. If you are an architectural photographer, you already know that you need this. If you are a landscape photographer and are tired of shooting towards the sky at a 45 degree angle and watching all the trees vertically converge towards the top center of the photograph, then you also need this. If you have deep pockets and only want the very best toys whether you know how to use them well or not, then you need this, too! Make sure you purchase the Fotodiox Wonderpana Freearc system with a uv filter as it will act as your protector of the bulbous front end while allowing full movement with no vignetting!
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing This lens is technically flawless and simply amazing. I shoot landscape and architectural photography. This lens handles both so well. Of course, it's main application will be architectural photography. But it shines in landscape as well, especially if you would like to look up towards the sky at a 45 degree angle and not have all the trees vertically converging toward the center of the photograph! So, if you are wondering is it worth the money, it is for me. And if you are a serious landscape or architectural photographer, it will be for you as well. And yes, there is a third party filter and pinch cap attachment that allows full movement with no vignetting, contrary to what other reviewers say. So, have your cake and eat it too!
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine lens for architecture As a professional architectural photographer, the first tests I have done with this lens are wonderful. It is very sharp, though as a manual focus lens, you have to be very careful with your focussing. Even with its full shift, there is very little vignetting in the upper corners of the frame. The lens is very heavy and has to be handled delicately. Because of its protruding front element, it has to be handled even more carefully, covering it with the lens cap after virtually every shot. The first few tests I did were all hand held, making it clear it can be used like that fairly easily. I would recommend this lens unhesitatingly to those who shoot architecture.
    Date published: 2012-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Lens - Sharp My initial tests show a very clean corner-to-corner sharpness, with very little vignetting. Distortion is minimal and is easily corrected in PS. In a side-by-side comparison with the 17-40 sharpness is similar in the center, with the 17ts with just a bit more resolution. The real difference with the 17ts, is the edge sharpness which is excellent. I was also very pleased as an architectural photographer that the lens now has the option to change the relationship of the rise fall / tilt & shift / swing. The only item of concern is the exuding glass element in the front which adds an extra level of safety concern when using the lens.
    Date published: 2010-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique ultra-wide tilt/shift lens Exceptional wide angle tilt/shift lens is great fun in cities or other tight spaces. Image quality is exceptional unshifted, but stop down to f/11 for a full shift. Image quality ranges from outstanding wide open over most of the unshifted frame to just good at the edges of the shifted frame at f/11. Fully shifted, image quality not acceptable until f/8. Flare control is outstanding, and mechanics are excellent, and build is superior to Nikon tilt/shift lenses. This lens is unique for its outrageously wide angle view, nearly a fisheye when fully shifted. In that context, it is unequalled by any other T/S lens. Look to the 24/3.5L II for another excellent choice. Be careful with the front element!
    Date published: 2010-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite lens This is a go-to lens for real estate photography. Perfect lines, gorgeous color, lots of room to shoot in natural light, especially with bracketed shots. It's a tiny bit technical, (i.e., tilt must be locked in place to keep focus throughout the image, rotation needed to capture panoramas without distortion, manual focus only), but that's part of the fun. It's impossible to use a hood AND get this wide an angle of view, so be careful moving from position to position, especially through doorways as the round lens element is exposed. With the lens attached, the camera doesn't lay flat on its side and the cap is plastic, so I store the lens on-camera with the camera on it's back (lens element facing up).
    Date published: 2014-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for the experienced shooter This lens is the answer to my wish to use my view camera experience without going back to film or medium format. I shoot mainly with a Canon EOS 1Ds Mk 3, and the camera is somewhere between a Hasselblad and 4 x 5. But, it has not had the ability to do the most sophisticated landscape and building shots because of the 35mm format. This lens fixes that for me. You WILL need to understand what you are doing; this isn't a point-and-shoot product! But, if you have used a view camera and want much of the capability without all of the inconvenience and complexity, you will be very glad that you bought this lens. BTW, it has INCREDIBLE optics but everyone else has already said that!
    Date published: 2010-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lens I have been waiting for This is simply a magnificent piece of glass. Can be used as a 17mm prime lens and performs better than any other wide angle prime in the Canon lineup. Great quality, no chromatic aberration, solid build. As an architectural lens, it cannot be matched. Shooting European cathedrals and basilicas is very challenging and this lens changes the game. Top to bottom, front to back captures, both portrait and landscape. Replaced the old 24mm standby and the improvement is enormous. Pricey, both worth it.
    Date published: 2011-02-10
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