Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5 L II Review

General information

This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the lens was released 2009.
The lens belongs to the category wide angle prime lenses, a wide angle lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
Aside from this lens is also classed as a Tilt Shift lens. By being a Tilt Shift lens means that you with this lens can tilt and shift the perspective and control the area in the image you want to be sharp. Read more and see sample images in the article below.

Product description from Canon

At launch 2009 Canon wrote this regarding Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5 L II :

"The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is a perspective control wide-angle lens designed to replace the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L, a favorite among many pro photographers for architectural photography. The lens features a precision glass-molded aspherical element for the front element along with three UD elements to minimize lens distortion and chromatic aberrations of magnification. A special sub-wavelength structure coating (SWC) has been applied that substantially cuts flare and ghosting caused particularly by light rays at a large angle of incidence, so that the lens can deliver image quality worthy of the L(luxury) lens designation. Along with larger tilt and shift ranges, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II comes with two new features TS rotation, which allows the user to set the angle between the tilt and shift anywhere between orthogonal and parallel, and tilt lock, which securely locks the tilt mechanism in the neutral position. All told, the lens represents a huge step forward, in terms of performance and functionality, from previous models.

A superb refinement to a true Canon classic, the new TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II offers enhanced functionality and image quality in its most popular tilt-shift focal length. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations and a specially coated aspherical element for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens features an angle of view of 84 on a full-frame camera. New TS rotation lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/- 90 in the direction of movement. The Tilt function has an enhanced range of movement of up to +/- 8.5, a revolving construction for both portrait and landscape shooting modes, locking, ergonomically-designed and easily operated tilt and shift knobs, uses a circular aperture for beautiful out-of-focus areas, and is constructed using only lead-free glass and has an SWC lens coating that controls ghosting and flare to a far greater degree than earlier coating technologies."

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The possibility of using autofocus (AF) does not exist, since this lens only supports manual focusing.

The lens has a focal length of 24 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5.

The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 82 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-88B".

Images of Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5 L II

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Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens supports only manual focusing, not autofocus
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
  • Heavy (780 gr)
  • The price (more info)

Our Review Ratings

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Overall rating 3.33 of 5

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