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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

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Canon  TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon  TS-E 17mm f/4L
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Initial Price: 
$2500
  • Low distortion and high resolution
  • ± 6.5° tilt and ±12mm shift
  • Independent tilt or shift rotation
  • Aspherical and UD lens elements
  • Subwavelength Structure and Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture 8 blades
  • Metal mount
Canon  TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens construction
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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L mtf chart

Overview

Description by Canon:

An ultra wide-angle tilt-and-shift lens.
Designed for architectural photography, the TS-E 17mm f/4L exhibits low distortion and excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, as well as independent rotation of the tilt and shift mechanisms.

  • Ultra wide 17mm tilt and shift lens
  • Low distortion and high resolution
  • ± 6.5° tilt and ±12mm shift
  • Independent tilt or shift rotation
  • Aspherical and UD lens elements
  • Subwavelength Structure and Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture

Expanding the possibilities for tilt-and-shift photography
The TS-E 17mm f/4L is an ultra-wide angle tilt-and-shift lens, providing wide-angle views for cameras with APS-C and full frame sensors. Tilt and shift movements can be rotated independently of each other, allowing perspective and depth of field to be controlled separately, enhancing the flexibility of the lens.

Wide range of movement
With a 104° diagonal field of view, and ±6.5° of tilt, ±12mm shift and ±90° of rotation, the TS-E 17mm f/4L is one of the most flexible lenses of its type. Locks on the tilt and shift mechanisms are also included, ensuring that unwanted movements are avoided.

 

High precision lens elementsA high-precision, large-diameter moulded glass aspherical lens element gives outstanding edge-to-edge resolution and low distortion. Chromatic aberration – common in wide-angle shooting – is combated by four UD (ultra low-dispersion) elements.

 

Subwavelength structure coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented lens element coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflection and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

Robust build quality
Canon L-series lenses are built to withstand regular use in the most testing environments. Weather and dust seals provide added protection. A lens hood and pouch are also included.

Lead-free optics
Environmentally friendly lead-free glass is used throughout the construction of the TS-E 17mm f/4L.

 

Reviews

"The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L is the widest tilt-shift lens available on the (consumer) market - that's not just in Canon land but across all brands. We will elaborate on the tilt-shift (thus TS) function in more detail later on but for starters - the tilt aspect refers to the focus plane which is normally co-planar to the sensor plane. You can "tilt" the background/foreground focus by tilting the focus plane making

Post date: 06/02/2012 - 12:03

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$2500
Release Date: 
02/2009
Specifications
Lens type: 
Tilt and shift
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
17mm
Angle of view: 
104°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
18 lens elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
89.0mm
Length: 
107.0mm
Weight: 
820.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
No filter can be attached
Lens Hood included: 
No

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