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sebmour
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 00:52
I will start a topic on this lens since I guess not many have this speciality lens.

I fond it very sharp wide open on a 5DII. I find that the new wheels work better then older Gen TS-E.

Here are some images:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0366.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0372.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0381.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0384.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0386.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0404.jpg

sebmour
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 00:52
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0003.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0011.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0019.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0021.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_0027.jpg

palaima
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 09:56
Looks nice :)

mikekelley
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 11:39
Wow this thing is awesome. How much are these going for roughly 2k?

timnosenzo
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 11:41
Wow this thing is awesome. How much are these going for roughly 2k?

$2500

sebmour
27th of August 2009 (Thu), 22:24
thank you everyone

brownbugger
28th of August 2009 (Fri), 00:44
amazing photos sebmour , you are very talented ! Looking forward to more pics from this lens.

sebmour
5th of September 2009 (Sat), 00:09
Montreal city

Canon 5DII with Canon TS-E 17mm f4L

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h106/sebmour_2006/_MG_9194.jpg

WillOPhotos
6th of September 2009 (Sun), 06:20
Nice shots mate, Just ordered one of these today :eek: will upload some shots when I get it.

brownbugger
6th of September 2009 (Sun), 08:39
amazing shots, ive decided to get this lens when I get the 5dmk2 !

sebmour
6th of September 2009 (Sun), 09:30
It's an amazing lens. I use to shot tight with my 70-200 2.8L but now with the TS-E 17 and my 14LII I am loving wide :P

Pearlallica
11th of September 2009 (Fri), 11:57
the use of blur feels random and in some of those shots doesn't seem to isolate anything specific within the composition... I mean, it sort of does, but overall the blur feels like a detraction rather than an enhancement. But I suppose if it's used with a specific goal in mind then its purpose is fulfilled. I just can't help but I feel I can take a 17mm shot and selectively mask/lens-blur in photoshop (using multiple layers with varied degrees of blur) without the need of purchasing a 3000 dollar (canadian) lens.

i really like the football shot though. Reminds me I've got to get out to some games this fall and try out the 5D2 at dusk.

sebmour
11th of September 2009 (Fri), 14:32
Pearlallica:

It's your choice if you want to spend time in photoshop. The thing is that I do not use PS. I only use LR2 so if I cannot do it in LR2 then I do not do it at all.

TS-E are not only used for blurred or overhead shots.They can be used for architecture and also shooting tremendous depth of field with speed and a big aperture!

WillOPhotos
13th of September 2009 (Sun), 09:58
Went playing with my new 17 tse tonight :) Im happy with the lens, I still gotta understand this wide dof while shooting wide open? :mad:

the top pic

www.williamophuis.com/blog

sebmour
13th of September 2009 (Sun), 12:44
Great shot!

dolina
15th of September 2009 (Tue), 00:13
Let us not have two different threads

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=701861

WillOPhotos
15th of September 2009 (Tue), 03:15
yeah saw that heh, maybe mod can merge them :)

WillOPhotos
27th of September 2009 (Sun), 07:30
http://www.williamophuis.com/blog/ Sugarloaf Rock shot and Sea Of yellow are both two image stitches with the 17mm tse shifted left and then shifted right, I love this lens :)

sabesh
27th of September 2009 (Sun), 19:46
http://www.williamophuis.com/blog/ Sugarloaf Rock shot and Sea Of yellow are both two image stitches with the 17mm tse shifted left and then shifted right, I love this lens :)
William,

You take incredible pics and your PP work is awesome! Thx for sharing these.

Cheers,

Sabesh.

WillOPhotos
28th of September 2009 (Mon), 23:09
Thankyou Sabesh.

djharmonix
15th of October 2009 (Thu), 16:25
here's mine!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.pbase.com/nicolasshapiro/image/118324017/large.jpg

:cool::cool::cool::cool:

palaima
15th of October 2009 (Thu), 16:59
^ show off :/
Congrats on the purchase :)
And here i am saving as much as i can to buy 85 1.8 :DDD

djharmonix
15th of October 2009 (Thu), 17:04
^ show off :/
Congrats on the purchase :)
And here i am saving as much as i can to buy 85 1.8 :DDD

yeah im very happy i already own a 85L!!

I dont mind bragging! i work 60hrs a week to pay this!

richardj7
15th of October 2009 (Thu), 17:34
I guess the selective blur is a creative expression, however, in panoramic or nature shots, to see a lot of blur in some of the photos does not do it for me. I think that they're are more appropriate shots that it can be used, but for night shots, not.
the use of blur feels random and in some of those shots doesn't seem to isolate anything specific within the composition... I mean, it sort of does, but overall the blur feels like a detraction rather than an enhancement. But I suppose if it's used with a specific goal in mind then its purpose is fulfilled. I just can't help but I feel I can take a 17mm shot and selectively mask/lens-blur in photoshop (using multiple layers with varied degrees of blur) without the need of purchasing a 3000 dollar (canadian) lens.

i really like the football shot though. Reminds me I've got to get out to some games this fall and try out the 5D2 at dusk.

phaleesy
2nd of November 2009 (Mon), 18:48
It seems that the lens does not come with a lens hood? It does not seem to take filters as well?

I always protect my lenses with a filter, and my fish eye has a lens hood. How do the TS-E 17 owners protect the glass? :confused:

I use polarisers and ND filters for my landscapes. Does anyone have a problem being unable to use them now? Not a problem with creative (non-landscape) pictures, interior or night scenes but I would very likely have an issue with this during the day in the sun.

Many thanks!

timnosenzo
2nd of November 2009 (Mon), 22:22
It seems that the lens does not come with a lens hood? It does not seem to take filters as well?

Correct.

I always protect my lenses with a filter, and my fish eye has a lens hood. How do the TS-E 17 owners protect the glass? :confused:

Just keep the hood on when not in use. It locks on, and seems quite secure.

I use polarisers and ND filters for my landscapes. Does anyone have a problem being unable to use them now?

Polarizers on lenses this wide tend to give a strange, uneven effect, so it may not be as useful as you might think when compared with your other lenses.

phaleesy
10th of November 2009 (Tue), 17:11
Polarizers on lenses this wide tend to give a strange, uneven effect, so it may not be as useful as you might think when compared with your other lenses.

Thanks for your response, timnosenzo. :)

I have used a polarizer on my 16-35mm at 16mm. The pictures look perfectly fine to me.
Why would polarizers give a strange effect on wide angles?

Just a thought. I guess I could hold a ND filter in front of the glass? I mean I know I can't attach one on, but I could still hold it, right? That's what I do at the moment because I don't have a cokin filter holder.

Many thanks.

wimg
10th of November 2009 (Tue), 18:30
Thanks for your response, timnosenzo. :)

I have used a polarizer on my 16-35mm at 16mm. The pictures look perfectly fine to me.
Why would polarizers give a strange effect on wide angles?
That is because the effect of polarization is strongest at 90 degrees from the incident light rays. The effect goes to 0 at 0 and 180 degrees, and it is not linear either. So anything with a fairly large AoV will show an uneven poraization effect, and when you are unlucky, depending essentially on the variation of water vapour en dust density in the air, it will even become spotty.
Just a thought. I guess I could hold a ND filter in front of the glass? I mean I know I can't attach one on, but I could still hold it, right?
Yes, if your filter is large enough. You don't want to hold it against the lens, and you still want to cover the AoV of this lens, which is really huge.
That's what I do at the moment because I don't have a cokin filter holder.

Many thanks.
Kind regards, Wim

wimg
17th of November 2009 (Tue), 19:44
Having some fun while it is dark outside. Shot with 135L, F/2, 1/160s, 3200iso.

LLL
27th of November 2009 (Fri), 09:42
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4137715177_03acfdaa41_b.jpg

1D3 + TS-E 17

Hmood
27th of November 2009 (Fri), 11:47
1D3 + TS-E 17


Beautiful Picture

Settings please ?????

LLL
27th of November 2009 (Fri), 19:06
Beautiful Picture

Settings please ?????

f/22 30s iso500

Hmood
28th of November 2009 (Sat), 11:14
Thank you LLL