Just got the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II. Now what?

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Apewithacamera
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Just got the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II. Now what?
May 2, 2012

My initial impressions was wow! This lens is a lightweight compared to the 17mm ts-e
A couple of shots taken with that lens.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 17 mm
ISO Speed 400

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 17 mm

I'll get outside and take a few photos with this new lens and will share some when I can.

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Re: Just got the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II. Now what?
In reply to Apewithacamera, May 3, 2012

Why does the lens data say 17mm, when your subject title is saying 24mm?

Interesting shots.
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Re: Just got the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II. Now what?
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Apewithacamera wrote:

My initial impressions was wow! This lens is a lightweight compared to the 17mm ts-e

"Now what?" ??

I guess you could sell it again. Since it's used, I take it for half-price...

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You're the one who bought it!
In reply to Apewithacamera, May 3, 2012

I would say go out and take lots of pretty landscape and building pictures, but it looks like you're already doing that. I don't quite know what you can do with it that you couldn't also do with the TS-E 17mm f/4L, albeit now with a little bit narrower field of view and just a bit wider open. You could get a polarizing filter on the 24mm much more easily, if that's something that interests you.

I am curious what the advantage of having both lenses or, more importantly, whether such advantages justify the added cost. I'm sure you or someone else with both lenses can offer some insight.

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One quick one nothing special. :)
In reply to Apewithacamera, May 3, 2012

The lens is exquisitely sharp! In my original I can still see the chain link in that fence beyond the tracks.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 24 mm
ISO Speed 400

Can't wait to get out this weekend with a tripod and see what I can do.

Thanks for looking.

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jayrandomer wrote:

I would say go out and take lots of pretty landscape and building pictures, but it looks like you're already doing that. I don't quite know what you can do with it that you couldn't also do with the TS-E 17mm f/4L, albeit now with a little bit narrower field of view and just a bit wider open. You could get a polarizing filter on the 24mm much more easily, if that's something that interests you.

I am curious what the advantage of having both lenses or, more importantly, whether such advantages justify the added cost. I'm sure you or someone else with both lenses can offer some insight.

Thanks.

My goal with this lens (24mm ts-e) is to get into some filtration work with Lee Filters for my landscapes. The 17mm will still get its fair share of use when it is appropriate and when I really need that UW angle of view. That photo of that church taken with the 17mm is fully shifted and from where I stood the church simply towered over me.

Someday I'll get the 90mm ts-e I like having a good selection of focal lengths to choose from that's just me. I've got background experience working with view cameras that I enjoyed very much.

Here is a photo copy (courtesy 5D II) of a print I made years ago made with a Linhof 4x5 camera/90mm Schneider lens.

Someday I hope to go back inside this church and work with my TS-E lenses just for kicks.

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The 24mm TS=E is a beautiful lens!
In reply to Apewithacamera, May 6, 2012

Enjoy

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Apewithacamera wrote:

The lens is exquisitely sharp! In my original I can still see the chain link in that fence beyond the tracks.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II

You can only take sharp pictures with the 5D3.

You make me jealous.

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Re: One quick one nothing special. :)
In reply to Peter 13, May 6, 2012

Lol thanks.

With having both 5D II & III, It's a bit difficult deciding which camera gets the 24 tse or the 17 tse.

Both lenses work fine on both cameras but I must give a + to the 5D III for its built in level. That is a handy feature .

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Re: The 24mm TS=E is a beautiful lens!
In reply to Apewithacamera, May 6, 2012

This I consider a typical example of wacky distortion when verticals are fully corrected. To my eye all sides of the buildings are leaning outward and the buildings are top-heavy. I do value the correction possibilities of the lens, as perspective distortion can be too strong with a normal wide angle lens, but I would rather simply reduce it a bit.

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oscarvdvelde wrote:

This I consider a typical example of wacky distortion when verticals are fully corrected. To my eye all sides of the buildings are leaning outward and the buildings are top-heavy. I do value the correction possibilities of the lens, as perspective distortion can be too strong with a normal wide angle lens, but I would rather simply reduce it a bit.

I agree.

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In reply to oscarvdvelde, May 6, 2012

You are correct in your comments. I also like a tiny bit of backwards lean in photos of buildings. Top heavy photos don't appeal to me either.

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 10
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 17 mm
ISO Speed 100
This photo was a disaster as my eyeballing for level was way off as you can see.

Thanks for your input.

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