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Peterretep
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« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2009, 05:43:30 AM »
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You all might want to wait and see how they perform before wetting yourselves.  

Good advice in todays economy. I've been very happy with my 24TSE so I will have to see a good bump up in quality before I spring for either of the two new lenses. The independent tilt and shift is very tempting however.

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« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2009, 03:32:56 PM »
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By looking at the bulbous front element, makes think it could be fixed in the barrel and cornenr resolution departments. But since it is a Canon wide I have to see to believe. I'd loved to be proven wrong by Kuanon.
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The design is heavily 'retrofocus' meaning it is planted further away from the film plane than normal. So 'off axis' light is not that big of a deal as a result.
(And being retrofocus, it will most certainly exhibit barrel distortion.)
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« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2009, 04:23:00 PM »
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Anyone who doubts Canon's ability to make a tack sharp wide lens [which used to include me up until 6 weeks ago] should check out the new 24mm F1.4L MKII - its the sharpest wide lens I have ever used period - its pin sharp corner to corner.
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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2009, 11:25:23 PM »
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At Canon Japan you can find the old known (not like these at Canon USA) MTF charts of those promising new TS-E lenses:

 http://cweb.canon.jp/ef/lineup/ts-e/index.html

here is a composite of all TS-E (old and new) plus EF 24mm f1.4 II for an easy comparison  :
[attachment=11969:mtf_TS_E.jpg]
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« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2009, 01:56:42 PM »
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Interesting Josh.
Could you post some 100% corner pics at say f5.6
Thanks
Eduardo

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Anyone who doubts Canon's ability to make a tack sharp wide lens [which used to include me up until 6 weeks ago] should check out the new 24mm F1.4L MKII - its the sharpest wide lens I have ever used period - its pin sharp corner to corner.
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2009, 04:36:07 AM »
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Interesting Josh.
Could you post some 100% corner pics at say f5.6
Thanks
Eduardo

I had a look in my LR library and I dont have anything shot at F5.6 - However, here is a 100% crop from the extreme bottom left hand corner. Shot at F14, ISO 100 on the 1DSMK3 - tripod mounted, mirror lock-up, live view for critical focus. I am really anal about focus, and usually spend over a minute tweaking at 10x magnification in live view.

The shot itself is of a salt flat, and salt crystals, so its a good candidate for fine detail.

[attachment=12005:_74X43232009.jpg]
There has been no sharpening applied to this crop - It was shot RAW, imported in LR, then exported as a TIFF to CS3, cropped and save to jpeg on maximum setting.
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« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2009, 08:33:59 AM »
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US RRP's

17mm = $2499 (c.1750)
24mm = $2199 (c.1530)


UK RRP's

17mm = 2750
24mm = 2450

Lovely to see us get reamed yet again.

Ah yes but it's now because the pound is low, when the pound gets strong again we will be paying less than everyone else like er we used to. no wait a minute that can't be right.

Kevin.
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« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2009, 06:25:09 PM »
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At Canon Japan you can find the old known (not like these at Canon USA) MTF charts of those promising new TS-E lenses:

 http://cweb.canon.jp/ef/lineup/ts-e/index.html

here is a composite of all TS-E (old and new) plus EF 24mm f1.4 II for an easy comparison  :
[attachment=11969:mtf_TS_E.jpg]

Those charts for the new 24 TS-E and 17 TS-E look very impressive. Corner performance certainly appears to be better than the 24/1.4 ll prime, but one should bear in mind that the thin black lines represent performance at full aperture and 30 lp/mm, so it's perhaps not surprising that the 24 prime at F1.4 is so significantly worse than the 24 T-SE at F3.5.

Nevertheless, the solid, thin blue line, representing 30 lp/mm at F8, rises above 90% MTF in the extreme corner of the 35mm frame. That seems unbelievable, but if true, it augurs well for the performance of the new 24 TS-E at full shift.
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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2009, 12:52:47 AM »
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is there any good review  with images samples for the new TSE 24 ?
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« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2009, 02:00:37 AM »
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is there any good review  with images samples for the new TSE 24 ?

Lens has not been released yet.
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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2009, 02:08:17 AM »
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ha ?
thank you
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