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

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Four UD Elements, One Aspherical Element
  • Floating Optical System, Rear Focusing
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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.
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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Overview

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

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Specs

Focal Length17mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View104°
Tilt-Shift+/- 6.5° Tilt
+/- 12 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design18 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.21" / 88.9 x 106.9 mm
Weight1.8 lb / 820 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.465 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.5 x 5.4"
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Asked by: Austin S.
Yes. The 5D will beep and have the solid focus dot.
Answered by: David G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Lens hood included or is this lens to be used with the glass exposed like that?
Asked by: Ron
Canon doesn't make a hood for this lens. WonderPana Filter Holder for Canon 17mm TS-E can be used as a hood.
Answered by: Lindsay H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this lens come with an instruction manual or just a one page generic instruction sheet that covers all Canon lenses? ( my came with the one page generic sheet)
Asked by: Felix A.
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Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Do these (17mm TS) come with an instruction manual or just a generic instruction sheet that covers all canon lenses( that's what mine came with)?
Asked by: Felix A.
The best information I have found has been on YouTube. Do a search for tilt shift lens and go from there.
Answered by: Michael Y.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi!! Do you know tell me if the 17mm TS from one side of the shift all the way to the other is equivalent image circle to a 10mm lens (full frame)? I mean, if i shift up, take a picture, than shift dow and take another, then put them together i can gat the same angle of reach of a 10mm wide angle lenses? How many mm wide the hole possible Tilt circle is equivalent? Thanks a lot!! Cheers!!
Asked by: Carlos R.
Yes you can shift - take a center shot horizontal - a full left shift and a full right shift and merge all three images in photoshop. The view would be about equal to a 10mm lens in the left and right view. Matching exposure and color can be a bit tricky depending on the image. Also the extreme outside of the final image will be a bit soft - you are reaching the extreme edge of the circle.
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Date published: 2019-02-22

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i want to mount this on a pentax kmount. with the fotodiox canon to pentax adapter work with this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
I've only used this lens on my Canon camera, so I cannot give you a straight answer. But for what it's worth, the Fotodiox pana 145mm adapter works well with the lens, and based on this very limited experience they seem to be a quality operation. I can unequivocally endorse the lens though! If you've never used a TS-type lens you should read up on them; technically are tilt OR shift lenses (won't do both in the same shot). Bryan Carnathan's website has some useful referemces on using the lens. Hope that helps.
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One of the reviewers mentioned the Fotodiox Wonderpana Freearc system to protect the front lens of the TS-E 17mm. I like that idea, but which one?
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