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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
alaAverage 4.8

29 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. Some have doubts about the price and usability.

size, design, reliability

usability, price

On average, users rate this product 95/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

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


The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L 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

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: (

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

Consumer review by: PC the Lumberjack (

Incredible Lense!


Bought this lense for a trip in July to the Grand Canyon. Spent a few days testing the lense down at the beach and it is incredible! The ability to get close to big objects is great. The shift function to perfect the framing is easy and gives great...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Rugged","Strong Construction

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: t.linn, [@] (

Reason Alone to Choose Canon


Canon has hit a home run with this lens. Setting aside the tilt-shift functions for a moment, it is a fundamentally stellar optic: incredibly sharp; minimal flare despite its bulbous front element; minimal chromatic aberration; and nearly no corner...

Rugged","Superior Build Quality","Superior image quality","Unique Tool at 17mm

Expensive","Exposed Front Element","Heavy vs Other Primes

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: marde (

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by marde


Still on discovering phase (Three month use).

The best wide angle lens ever

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: ck_WTB (

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by ck_WTB


I shoot architecture professionally and this lens mated with a 21MP full frame is a dream come true. I also use the lens for landscapes and panoramas, although, the 24 TS-E might be better suited for that application as it allows for front filter use,...

Nearly perfect even with large shift/tilt movements. The best architecture lens around, especially when mated with 21MP full frame bodies

The price but then again there's nothing else as good and if you shoot professionally it will easily pay for itself. Must use your hand to shade lens, which isn't a big deal since you need to use a tripod

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: pstreet (

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L review by pstreet


Simply an unbelievable lens. Almost no distortion at all. Focuses as close as a macro. If someone had shown me images from this lens and told me it was a 17mm I would have not believed it. An indispensable lens for an architectural photographer. Best...

Extremely sharp, almost no distortion, nothing else like it, independent control of shift and tilt


Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras