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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
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 Length
17mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
104°
Tilt-Shift
+/- 6.5° Tilt
+/- 12 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.14x
Optical Design
18 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.5 x 4.21" / 88.9 x 106.9 mm
Weight
1.8 lb / 820 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.465 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 5.5 x 5.4"

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Reviews

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question

is the 17mm canon lens compatible with a Nikon d600 full frame body? thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens is not compatible with Nikon cameras, so you would not be able to use it on the D600.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2024-05-22

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Is this lens compatible with either the Canon Rebel XSi and/or Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon XSi and 5D Mk III cameras, and any other Canon EOS Digital or Film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

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.
The lens does not come with an instruction manual. Most manufacturers are only putting manuals onto their website to download instead of printing and shipping them with products.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2022-12-21

Will this work on Canon R-mount cameras with the ...

Will this work on Canon R-mount cameras with the EF adapter?
Asked by: Matthew Sequoyah
Absolutely! The TS-E 17mm f/4L will work wonderfully with the EF-RF adapter.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-04-27

Can this be adapted to work on a full-frame Sony ...

Can this be adapted to work on a full-frame Sony camera such as the A1 or an A7r IV ?
Asked by: Matthew Sequoyah
Yes, you are able to use the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 tilt-shift lens with an adapter on the Sony A1 and A7RIV cameras.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-04-27

For Portrait vs Landscape photos, do I need to ...

For Portrait vs Landscape photos, do I need to use the Rotation function to 90 degrees (+- depending on left/right camera rotation)?
Asked by: Octavian
No, one does not adjust the mount rotation: +/- 90° on the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens based on shooting orientation. Rotation of the tilt-shift mechanism should be done based on what is needed for the specific composition. This is independent of camera orientation.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-10-03

Any results with the Canon R5. I've heard that ...

Any results with the Canon R5. I've heard that this lens while optimal on Canon mirrored cameras is soft on Canon RF mount cameras?
Asked by: Eric
We have had no reports about any issues using this lens with a lens adapter on Canon RF cameras.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2022-11-27

question

Is there anyone out there who has used it on the new Sony Ar7II with the metabones adapter? What is your experience? Sharpness, auto anything work?
Asked by: lia R.
Metabones works great, don't forget the Sigma MC-11 that does also a great job! With both adapters there is no vignetting, no loss of sharpness (only a tube, no glass element involved), the 17 TS-E is an all manual lens...no auto nothing.. ; ) I use the Sigma with an Sony A7R2 and that improved a lot the image quality I had from the Canon 5DMK3 files I use to have.. ; )
Answered by: Ladislas
Date published: 2019-02-22
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