For discerning architectural photographers, there is no lens that is too wide. Tilt and shift movements, features normally found on large format cameras, can be bestowed upon a smaller format of camera with a lens such as this Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E Lens.
Being a Canon "L" lens, by definition it is a premium Canon optic. The 17mm TS-E has several distinct elements that make it stand apart from more common glass. Firstly, designers integrated a set of physical controls that allows users to rotate the direction of the tilt and shift independently of one another. Secondly, there is ±6.5° of tilt and ±12mm of shift that gives photographers ample ability to correct for perspective when taking images of interior or exterior spaces, and landscapes.
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||17mm 1:4|
|Lens Construction||18 elements in 12 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||104° (without tilt or shift)|
|Focus Adjustment||Manual focus, overall linear extension system|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.82 ft./0.25m (maximum close-up magnification: 0.14x)|
|Dimensions||3.5" x 4.2" / 88.9 x 106.7mm (maximum lens length)|