Quick TS-E 17 test
A quick test stitching TS-E17mm images
A simple flat stitching way of getting ~10mm equivalent
A very wide view across the street
More to get a feel for what the lens felt like when shifted, than a critical evaluation of performance.
More pics on main TS-E 17 page
and the view stitched (CS3) left/right
It’s worth noting that slight errors in the lens mount may introduce a few pixels of vertical offset between the pair of images.
This varies with camera and lens. It was slightly worse on my Canon 1Ds mk3 than the 5Ds that replaced it. The solution is either a small crop or some judicious use of cloning in Photoshop.
The shift of the lens can result in parallax errors, something addressed when I looked at in the PPL TSE-Adapter lens shift review
With my subsequent purchase of the Canon EF11-24mm lens, I now have many more wide options and tend to use the TS-E 17mm shifted up and down for stitched pairs of photos. Canon EF 11-24mm f4L review
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Some articles that may be of interest:
- Using a tilt/shift lens - what it is they actually do
- Focus with tilted lenses - lots more information about what's going on when you tilt a lens. See also: Focusing the view camera - External link to [very] detailed coverage of camera movements
- Keith's tilt table spreadsheet (zipped file)
- Using old lenses on your DSLR - fun with adapters
- Keith's lens reviews and lens related articles
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