EF Mount

TS-E24mm f/3.5L II

TILT-SHIFT Lens

TS-E24mm f/3.5L II
Marketed June 2009
Original Price 250,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 11
Lens Construction (element) 16
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.21
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.34
Filter Diameter (mm) 82
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 88.5×106.9
Weight (g) 780

The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is a perspective control wide-angle lens designed to replace the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L, a favorite among many pro photographers for architectural photography. The lens features a precision glass-molded aspherical element for the front element along with three UD elements to minimize lens distortion and chromatic aberrations of magnification. A special sub-wavelength structure coating (SWC) has been applied that substantially cuts flare and ghosting caused particularly by light rays at a large angle of incidence, so that the lens can deliver image quality worthy of the “L”(luxury) lens designation. Along with larger tilt and shift ranges, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II comes with two new features — TS rotation, which allows the user to set the angle between the tilt and shift anywhere between orthogonal and parallel, and tilt lock, which securely locks the tilt mechanism in the neutral position. All told, the lens represents a huge step forward, in terms of performance and functionality, from previous models.

Block diagram

  • Aspherical lens
  • UD lens
  • SWC