Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Lens

Product Summary

  • Model name: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Lens
  • Release Date: February 17, 2009
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Canon
  • Color: Black
  • Availability: May 2009
  • Price: $2,499.00
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H


The TS-E 17mm f/4L is the widest tilt and shift lens currently available. It’s outstanding image quality across the whole frame, makes it an  ideal choice for architectural or landscape photography. Following the same steps of the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, the TS-E 17mm f/4L, now includes Canon’s sub-wavelength structure coating (SWC). This Canon’s patented lens coating is specifically designed to reduce ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections to help deliver crisp and clear images.

Canon was the first company to bring a combined tilt and shift lens to the 35mm users, Banking on 36 years experience in this field, Canon has now introduced a new unique functionality to the TS-E 17mm f/4L, which allows users to rotate the direction of the tilt and shift independently of each other. This means greater control over the focal plane, just like the movements of a large format view camera. Canon’s revolutionary tilt and shift mechanism is useful when shooting product shots from a perspective where specific framing and focal plane is needed.

The new lenses have been created, by taking feedback from professional photographers, to deliver highest image quality with high resolution, high contrast and low distortion. The lens uses high-precision asphercial front elements keeps distortion,  a common  problem in wide angle lenses, to an absolute minimum level, even at the edges of the frame. The TS-E 17mm f/4L also features multiple UD elements to  minimize  chromatic aberration and optimised focus mechanisms.

Sample Images by TS-E 17mm f/4 L on Flickr

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Specifications

Angle of viewH:93º
V:70º 30′
Construction (elements/groups)18/12
No. of diaphragm blades8
Closest focusing distance (m)0.25
Max magnification (x)0.14
Distance informationYes
Filter Size (mm)77
Max. diameter x length (mm)88.9 x 106.9
Weight (g)820
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 IINot Compatible
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 IINot Compatible
Soft caseLP1219


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Purchase options

TS-E 17mm f/4 L Lens available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H