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Canon TS-E24mm f/3.5L


The TS-E24mm f/3.5L was Canon's only 'L' tilt shift lens from the initial 1991 launch of the 24, 45 and 90mm lenses.

Until superceded by the Mk2 version and the TS-E 17, the lens was the widest shift lens available for Canon EOS cameras, without needing a specialist adapter.

The shift and tilt axes are set at 90 degrees to each other but the lens is quite easy to modify (see below).

Manual focus only.

Lens is discontinued, available used.

Available from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | B&H | Adorama

Lens specifications

Launch date April 1991
Lens Construction (groups) 9
Lens Construction (elements) 11
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Diagonal Angle of View 84° (without tilt or shift)
Image circle dia. 58.6mm
Tilt +-8 degrees
Shift +- 11mm
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnifcation (x) 0.14
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 78 x 86.8
Weight (g) 570

lens construction - tse24

MTF chart - tse24

A quick guide to MTF charts (which only measure contrast and resolution. Canon's guide to their MTF charts)

Black lines reflect lens performance at widest aperture.
Blue lines show the performance at f/8

Thick lines indicate lens contrast
Thin lines indicate lens resolution

Dashed lines: Lens performance with meridional lines.
Solid lines: Lens performance with sagittal lines

Closer sagittal and meridional chart lines indicate more 'natural' out of focus areas.

Remember that MTF charts are good for comparing similar lenses, so comparing ones from the 14mm f2.8L and 300mm 2.8L won't tell you much at all, whilst comparing the EF14 2.8L with the EF14 2.8L II will show meaningful differences. Note that other manufacturers may have different ways of displaying such information that may or may not match up with the Canon figures.

Extension tubes and supplemental lenses

use of extension tubes and supplemental lenses with tilt/shift lenses

TS-E24mm f/3.5L reviews and articles

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Sample images

Partially shifted upwards. The TS-E24 showed some vignetting and softness at full shift

old John, Leicester - TS-E 24mm on canon 1Ds.Bradgare Park, Leicester - TS-E 24mm on canon 1Ds

Two shots shifted left and right, stitched together (Canon 1Ds)

left and right stitched images using TS-E24 on a Canon 1Ds

Glass doors - lens tilted to maintain focus along length of doors

glass doors - lens tilted

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