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Every Landscape Photographer should have one!,
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This review is from: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Lens ( Wide 24mm focal length, ± 8.5° Tilt & ±12mm Shift) (Accessory)
I wanted a lens that would give me edge to edge sharpness with little or no distortion ,and that I'd be able to continue using my Lee Filters,this is it!
I have the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens , while its a great lens..the corners leave a lot to be desired , not to mention the distortion involved.
I know we can correct distortion in post processing but it loses resolution and sharpness.. to a degree I wasn't prepared to accept anymore.
I looked at the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0 L Lens (Ultra wide 17mm focal length, ± 6.5° Tilt & ±12mm Shift) and with some work you can modify to allow the Lee Filter set up, this comes with limitations with Tilt/Shift functionality there are newer systems out there that would work also , but with so much invested in Lee, it wasn't an option , so I chose the TS-E 24mm II , takes the filters via a 82mm filter ring (same at the 16-35 mark II), its fantastic , the build quality is amazing, solid piece of gear with smooth operation.
With shifting and stitching you can emulate a 14mm lens, stitching it a breeze due to no distortion, the lens will allow infinite focus without the need to stop down to apertures that would introduce diffraction , meaning an edge to edge sharp distortion free image at the resolution your camera outputs, I don't shoot Architecture but I have tested it on buildings correcting perspective and its brilliant at what it does.
I was relatively late into photography and it took some learning ,this lens needs attention and patience , but once you give it that the results are outstanding!
For me , and shooting landscapes its truly excellent, I've not had the 16-35mm on the camera since I bought it, its expensive , but its worth it.
EDIT: (Lee as of October have now released an adapter for the TS-E 17mm to use with their 100mm system)