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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
alaAverage 4.7

53 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the usability, and there are some negative comments about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 94/100 and experts rate this product 95/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasCanon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

May, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens


The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens is, at review time, the widest tilt-shift SLR lens made.It is also one of the highest quality (both optically and physically) 17mm lenses made.

Jul, 2009

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L


The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L has the widest view angle of any tilt and shift lens currently available for 35mm SLR cameras due to this it is the professional choice for architectural or landscape photography. The direction of the tilt and shift is...

Apr, 2009

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L


The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L is an amazing lens although beginners will struggle to master its possibilities at once. When using the lens based on conventional settings it behaves pretty much like a normal ultra-wide prime lens. The center performance is...

May, 2009

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Simply Amazing


This lens is technically flawless and simply amazing. I shoot landscape and architectural photography. This lens handles both so well. Of course, it's main application will be architectural photography. But it shines in landscape as well, especially if...

Dec, 2014

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SUPER!!! Canon 17 TS


I am a professional photographer in Seattle. I shoot interiors for both commercial and residential builders, architects, and interior designers. I also shoot many yacht interiors for builders, brokers, and dealers. I have had the 16-35 zoom… and it...

Nov, 2014

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Amazing Lens


I bought this lens after my extreme satisfaction with EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM. I wanted a lens that corrects the super wide angle distortion effect. I took this lens with me to Paris and used it to photograph cathedrals and buildings. After few attempts,...

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

no auto focus

Oct, 2012

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Best Lens for me


I have these lens to use it in architectural photography, but the amazing thing it's that you can do a lot of things with it. It gives you a lot of possibilities to expand your imagination. Now I use it everywhere I go, for example I go to vacations to...

image quality , feels very solid , lots of possibilities , focus ring is very precise

bulky , heavy , no af , front lens needs care , lens cap is bulky too

Feb, 2012

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Must Have in the Camera Bag


I've now owned the 17mm TS mounted on a Canon 5D MarkII for several months shooting home interiors for the Real Estate market. My 'backup' lens is now my 7D with a Canon 10-22mm lens, which is my comparison setup. I will not go into detail here as many...

Jan, 2012

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a TS-E lens I dreamed of came true!


I've been an architectural shooter for over 20 years. I've been through several wide lenses starting with the 20mm, then the 17-35, 17-40, 16-35 and I currently have the 16-35 Mark II. While it's the best of the zooms and better than the fixed 20mm, it...

super sharp to the edges , tilt shift , low flare , low c.a. , low distortion

no provision for polarizing filter

Nov, 2011

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Best digital solution vs 4x5


I'm a professional architectural photographer and a semi-pro landscape photographer. With extensive 4x5 film experience, this lens gets me back to 99% of the capability of a 55mm lens on 4x5 using film. Some people on other forums have suggested that...

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , ease of use

Mar, 2011