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May 30, 2009 14:54 |  #1

This is shipping in limited quantities worldwide so post your samples here.

Mention what body you used it on and if you used LiveView.


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May 31, 2009 01:46 |  #2

Did you see it shipping anywhere ?




  
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Jun 15, 2009 15:02 |  #3

I've tried TS-E24mm II on one presentation. Can say it's build very nicely. Didn't have enough time to try it because everyone wanted to get their hands on it. This was pre-production model. I've also seen TS-E 17mm, but had no chance of touching it :)


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Jul 31, 2009 11:17 as a reply to  @ pdjetlic's post |  #4

Alright, I've had this lens for about 2 weeks now, but have only had a few opportunities to try it out so far. Not sure if anyone else out there has one yet, but I figured I would try and kick off this thread a bit. :)

Initial impression? I sold my 45 TS-E in order to buy this one. I'm still not 100% sure whether I will find the 24mm FL better than the 45mm FL yet. For landscape and architecture photos, the 24 is easier to use, for general stuff I am still trying to get used to the wide angle. Build quality wise, this lens is MUCH nicer than the 45. It's built like a tank, it feels much more solid, and the movements are smoother. The focusing ring is big and movement of it is very well dampened and smooth. It also has a lock for the tilt movement, which is nice to keep it from moving accidentally when taking it in and out of the bag. Having the freedom to rotate the tilt and shift planes independently is also a really nice feature.

Here's a picture OF the lens. :)

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And here's a few of the pictures I've taken with it so far. Nothing spectacular, but I'm still in the "getting to know you" stage with this lens. :o

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Jul 31, 2009 12:30 |  #5

tim, those shots look really good, cant wait to see some more shots!


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Aug 06, 2009 09:16 |  #6

xoldboy wrote in post #8375975 (external link)
tim, those shots look really good, cant wait to see some more shots!

Thanks!

Here's one from yesterday, this is shifted down a bit, and tilted to reduce the DOF.

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Aug 13, 2009 16:32 |  #7

Wow! GREAT SHOTS! I am thinking about getting one of these bad boys (one day) Haha! Love it, post more when you can!

Does anyone have the 17mm?


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Aug 13, 2009 21:38 |  #8

Did you own the first version? how does it compare?

I am expecting the TS-E 17mm tomorrow in the mail as a loaner from Canon. I get to play with it for 2 weeks :P but I am thinking more about the Ts-E 24LII


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Aug 18, 2009 11:19 |  #9

sebmour wrote in post #8456237 (external link)
Did you own the first version? how does it compare?

I didn't own the 24 TS-E, but I did own the 45 TS-E. Build quality wise, there is no comparison--the new TS-E is MUCH nicer. Being able to rotate the shift and tilt movements independently is also a really nice feature; it opens up a lot of possibilities.

sebmour wrote in post #8456237 (external link)
I am expecting the TS-E 17mm tomorrow in the mail as a loaner from Canon. I get to play with it for 2 weeks :P but I am thinking more about the Ts-E 24LII

The 17mm looks really sweet as well, but I know for me, I will get more use out of the 24. I wouldn't rule out picking up the 17 in the future though. ;)

Also, The Digital Picture posted a nice review of this lens worth checking out:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …lt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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Sep 06, 2009 14:22 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #10

I have been using the Mk1 TSE-24 and the TSE-90 for quite a while, and like many, I was excited about the new TS-E's when Canon announced them.

First reviews seemed very positive on both the new 17mm and 24mm. The decision I had to make was which one to purchase. I looked at the negatives of each lens and, for me, the 17mm came second mainly due to the exposed front element and the uncomfortable perspective given for exteriors when shifting (should be great for interiors though).

So the 24 arrived and today was its' first outing. Typical English weather left me with a flatly lit afternoon as I spent a bit of time at Rockingham Castle.

I have to say that the lens is worth every penny (cent). It is very sharp with virtually no CA. I would not hesitate to recommend it to those thinking of buying a TS-E. I would go so far as to say that even those considering the standard 24L may wish to give it a serious look.

Here are some test shots.......

This first one shows how close you can focus, the lens was swung 4 degrees right to place the plane of focus along the flower.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham1.jpg



A general view with 0.5 of downward tilt applied.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham2.jpg


Here I used 2 degrees of tilt forward to start the plane of focus under the camera to infinity given the camera height of around 5ft 6inches. The front of the lens was dropped 4mm to keep the buildings from 'bending the wrong way'.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham3.jpg


A shot with no adjustments !!! :-)

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham4.jpg


Flat lighting and a drab sky... but shifting the lens up 3mm kept the verticals looking 'normal'.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham5.jpg


And finaly, a tilt of 2.5 degrees altered the plane of focus enough to keep the seat in focus from back to front.

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/Photos/Rockham6.jpg

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Sep 06, 2009 16:14 |  #11

Scuff wrote in post #8594261 (external link)
I have to say that the lens is worth every penny (cent). It is very sharp with virtually no CA. I would not hesitate to recommend it to those thinking of buying a TS-E. I would go so far as to say that even those considering the standard 24L may wish to give it a serious look.

Agreed. This lens is *astounding*.

Couple more from me:

IMAGE: http://www.timnosenzo.com/photos/635496197_9HDzg-L.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.timnosenzo.com/photos/631750661_RY9C7-L.jpg

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Sep 09, 2009 01:17 |  #12

timnosenzo wrote in post #8594670 (external link)
Agreed. This lens is *astounding*.

Couple more from me:

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loved #1 , where is this lens available ? b&h & other online stores show it in backorder or out of stock , will this be a limited edition ?


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Sep 09, 2009 05:42 |  #13

brownbugger wrote in post #8609805 (external link)
loved #1 , where is this lens available ? b&h & other online stores show it in backorder or out of stock , will this be a limited edition ?

Thanks!

I think it's just difficult to get now because it's still relatively new and Canon has limited production on lenses like this. I just kept an eye on B&H's stock status and grabbed one when they had them. They don't usually last long though. :)


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Sep 10, 2009 13:48 |  #14

How difficult did you find the learning curve for this lens? I am thinking about selling my Tokina 11-16 to help fund for the 24 ts-e. I thought I would use the Tokina lens to help with wide angle shots of buildings, but it gives a big distortion. It seems that it just sits in my bag. I am an architecture student so the ts-e would definitely make sense. I also am hoping to go Fullframe by next summer as well.


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Sep 25, 2009 16:55 as a reply to  @ iAMB's post |  #15

Here are a few more, this lens can really focus close!!!!

Taken with a 1ds2 - so no live view (but a very bright viewfinder)

IMAGE: http://www.gtmedia.com/photos/BCM-1.jpg


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