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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

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If you aren’t sure what this is, you don’t want it.

A very exciting (and expensive) lens, the 17mm TS-E is the widest tilt-shift lens made by anyone. It offers a huge 104° field of view without tilting, has a floating and rear element focusing system, and both aspherical and UD glass to help maintain minimal chromatic aberration. It also has a completely redsigned tilt and shift system that lets you tilt AND shift in any plane, even the same plane. The lens provides up to 12mm of shift and 6.5° of tilt.

This lens has a very large, protruding front element and no lens hood—not as in we don’t have one, but as in Canon doesn’t make one. This is not a lens you want to take into rough conditions unless you like buying $450 front elements.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Amazingly sharp, amazingly wide, absolutely no chromatic aberration, and exceedingly well built. The Canon TS-Es are as good as anything available in the genre. You can tilt, shift, and change the planes of each relative to each other. If you have tilt-shift experience this lets you do remarkable things. If you’re tilt-shift challanged (this would be me) you can still do remarkable things. Once. Then you can spend the next two hours figuring out how you did that.

To be honest, both the 24 f/3.5 and 17 f/4 TS-E lenses are so sharp I sometimes take them in place of another prime to shoot as regular lenses – they’re just that good. And then you can do the tilt-shifty thingamabob and get some really amazing depth of field, slam home a quick panorama, straighten up tall buildings, or just get a very cool effect.

March, 2013

Filter Size
Rear gel only
Aperture
f4-22
Length
3.5”
Diameter
4.2”
Weight
1.75 lb
Hood
None
Minimum Focusing Distance
9 inches
Maximum Magnification
.14x
Angle of view: (full frame)
104°
Maximum Tilt
+/- 6.5°
Maximum Shift
+/- 12mm
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual only, floating element
Aperture Blades
8 curved, octagonal
Groups/Elements
12/18
Low Dispersion Elements
4
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
1
Weather Resistant
No
Flare resistance
mild to moderate ghosting, mild contrast loss
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Specialty
Tilt-Shift
Autofocus
No

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $18.00 $77.00 $95.00 $31.67
4 days $19.00 $83.00 $102.00 $25.50
7 days $26.00 $110.00 $136.00 $19.43
10 days $34.00 $149.00 $183.00 $18.30
14 days $45.00 $193.00 $238.00 $17.00
21 days $60.00 $259.00 $319.00 $15.19
30 days $75.00 $325.00 $400.00 $13.33
45 days $98.00 $424.00 $522.00 $11.60
60 days $115.00 $495.00 $610.00 $10.17
90 days $148.00 $638.00 $786.00 $8.73
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $12.00 $77.00 $89.00 $29.67
4 days $13.00 $83.00 $96.00 $24.00
7 days $17.00 $110.00 $127.00 $18.14
10 days $23.00 $149.00 $172.00 $17.20
14 days $30.00 $193.00 $223.00 $15.93
21 days $40.00 $259.00 $299.00 $14.24
30 days $50.00 $325.00 $375.00 $12.50
45 days $65.00 $424.00 $489.00 $10.87
60 days $77.00 $495.00 $572.00 $9.53
90 days $99.00 $638.00 $737.00 $8.19
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $77.00 $25.67
4 days $83.00 $20.75
7 days $110.00 $15.71
10 days $149.00 $14.90
14 days $193.00 $13.79
21 days $259.00 $12.33
30 days $325.00 $10.83
45 days $424.00 $9.42
60 days $495.00 $8.25
90 days $638.00 $7.09

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