The Canon TS-E 24 mm f/ 3.5 L II
In 2009 Canon updated its 1991 lineup of 24-45-90 mm tilt-shift lenses and released a new Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, which was based on the previous successful TS-E 24mm f/3.5L lens.
In addition to all the merits of its forerunner, it can boast an antiglare SWC coating. The proprietary Canon lens coating system is specially meant for minimizing flare spots caused by inner reflections, which ensures fine and sharp pictures.
Due to high-precision aspherical front elements, distortions, characteristic of wide-angle lenses, are minimized even on the frame edges. The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II utilizes a lot of ultra low distortion elements, which enables the lens to combat chromatic aberrations and optimize focusing mechanisms.
The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II may feature a new function: independent tilt and shift rotation. It is especially effective for perspective photography requiring a special arrangement and focal plane. Coupled with an unexcelled image quality across the frame, it makes the lens ideal for architecture and landscape photography.
Because of its construction the Canon TS-E 24 mm f/3.5 L II provides only manual focusing. It is recommended to use it on cameras equipped with 100% coverage viewfinders.
Specifications of the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II:
tilt-shift lens is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras;
focal length of 24 mm is ideal for architecture and landscape photography;
high-precision lenses provide minimum distortion and high resolution even on the frame edges;
tilt ± 8.5° and shift ±12 mm
+/-90° tilt-shift rotation mechanism makes it possible to shift the lens in any direction;
+/-90° tilt-shift rotation mechanism makes it possible to tilt the lens in any direction relative to the shift;
SLD aspherical lenses minimizes chromatic aberrations;
SWS and Super Spectra coatings combat flare and spurious reflections;
circular aperture may be used for such artistic devices as background blurring;
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Posted by: dv Date of publication: 12.10.2010