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    New TS lenses.

    Canon is releasing two new TS lenses, 17 and 24mm. Tilt and shift are independent. I am really going to be interested in the optics of these two new lenses.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09...mTSElenses.asp

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Given these lenses and especially the prices it looks like Canon are going after the MFDB crowd specifically with these releases.
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Dang. 17mm T/S.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    i really hope the optics of the new lenses are improved. I have tested some of the version II wide angles from Canon and not been impressed with improvement other than less CA. I just am not going to jump until I can see how the new 24mm TSE compares to the old model. I had a schneider 28mm Shift lens and it was stellar in sharpness side to side and even shifted. However the CA was quite problematic at times.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Mark: For me the biggest problems of using the 24mm tse I, and especially 45mm tse, on a Canon 5D was the chromatic aberration. So if that's improved substantially with the new coatings, it will be a significant improvement. Given the larger image circle of the II version of the 24mm tse, it should also be substantially sharper side to side when shifted, but you're correct of course, it's better not to jump too quickly until you can see actual comprisons.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Due to the cost, I will definitely have to wait and see.. but i can be cautiously optimistic

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Does anybody know the image circle of the 17?
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    I read they are 67.2mm for both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Does anybody know the image circle of the 17?

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Great news, in fact i added a TS lens in my wishlist for the future, but now with these 2 i think i will replace it with one of these news [24mm], waiting it.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    I read they are 67.2mm for both.
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    That would mean that angle of view over the full image circle on the 17 corresponds to an 11 mm lens. Impressive.
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Wonder if this would work on a MF body with at least some T/S
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Guy I wondered the same thing. A 36x48mm sensor has a 60mm diagonal so it would be tight unless the image circle is under rated. Tilt would be OK but shift pretty limited.

    If someone mounted one on a view camera they could measure the image circle on the ground glass at various apertures.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    is the image circle measured at full aperture or stopped down? will be larger at f8 for example.

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    Re: New TS lenses.

    Even the 17mm getting to a 21mm cropped I can almost buy
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    I wonder if it's worth the effort for the purpose of shift, normally you'd want a 50% slack in image circle on a shift lens.

    OTOH, coverage must be close to 130 degrees - just get the camera level and crop later, there's your shift lens
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    No aperture ring which I forgot Canon does not have. That's out for other bodies besides canon
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    Re: New TS lenses.

    CA will still be an issue!
    My Canon 45 TS-E had terrible CA.
    Now I'm using the Nikon D3x and the CA with the 45 PC-E is not great either.
    I think we just have to correct the CA in post.
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    N.B I had CA with the 40 Schneider on my Hy6/75LV.(Now sold)

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    Re: New TS lenses.

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    is the nikon 45mm pc-e sharper than the Canon 45mm TS-E?

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