Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift for Canon

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The Rokinon (AKA Samyang) 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift for Canon is a specialty manual focus lens for Canon EF-mount cameras. Key features include:

  • Full-Frame Coverage: Compatible with both full-frame and crop-frame cameras, the 24mm provides a 83.5° / 56.9° angle of view respectively.
  • Fully Manual Controls: With both manual focus and manual aperture rings, the lens provides no electrical communication with the camera. Therefore, lens information is not included in EXIF data, and there’s no focus confirmation beep / light.
  • Tilt-Shift Function: Enables perspective and depth-of-field control of your subject. It offers +/-8.5º tilt adjustment and +/-12mm shift adjustment, as well as the ability to rotate the the two stages in 30º increments up to 90º. This makes tilting and shift on the same plane possible.
  • Optics: The 11 group / 16 elements optical formula features two aspherical and two ED elements, providing images with great corner sharpness and minimal optical aberrations. The UMC anti-reflective coating aids in preventing lens flare and ghosting.
  • Common Uses: Tilt-Shift / Perspective control lenses are most commonly used for architectural and landscape photography, as well as some product photography. The ability to manipulate the focal plane also makes them a popular choice for fine art photography.
Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

OK, let’s start by saying the stuff above is taken from manufacturer’s marketing materials. The section on Optics is true – but only when you’ve stopped down to f/8 or so. Wide open, the lens is adequate but certainly not anything like the sharpness of the Canon 24 TS-E II lens. Stopped down, though, the aberrations go away and it’s really quite good.

Soooo, if you’re shooting landscapes or architectural photos stopped down, this lens is a very nice alternative. You can rotate the tilt and shift planes independently and it focuses smoothly. If you’re shooting wide open at f/3.5, though, you probably will want to pay the extra money for the Canon. The difference is noticeable.
May, 2013

Filter Size
82mm (nonrotating front element)
1.5 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view
83.5° (full-frame) / 56.9° (crop-frame)
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Manual only
Aperture Blades
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Shift range
+/- 12mm
Tilt range
+/- 8.5 degrees
Revolving capacity
+/- 90 degrees
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
  • Lens wtih front and rear caps
  • Lens pouch

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