Canon Shift & Tilt 17mm Lens (EF Mount)

Perspective distorting lens


The Canon  L series shift & tilt lenses give cinematographers and photographers creative control over perspective and depth of field in their images.


Lens Groupset

Canon Shift and Tilt


EF Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Full Frame, Super-35

Lens Type

Autofocus Lens

Canon TS-E shift & tilt series lenses are speciality lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras. The Canon TS-E range has significantly improved operability with low distortion when photographing buildings, consistent image quality throughout the image and reduced chromatic aberration when shooting at fixed focal lengths.

The manual iris ring, allows full compatibility with cameras made by other manufacturers, so that the iris can be operated manually.

3 versions of these lenses are available from VMI – 17mm/F4, 24mm/F3.5 & 45mm/F4.

Designed for architectural photography, the TS-E 17mm f/4L exhibits low distortion and excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, as well as independent rotation of the tilt and shift mechanisms.

The image in the parade was taken with a 45mm tile and shift lens and both are in focus.


  • Ultra wide 17mm tilt and shift lens
  • Low distortion and high resolution
  • ± 6.5° tilt and ±12mm shift
  • Independent tilt or shift rotation
  • Aspherical and UD lens elements
  • Subwavelength Structure and Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture
  • An ultra wide-angle tilt-and-shift lens.

Expanding the possibilities for tilt-and-shift photography

The TS-E 17mm f/4L is an ultra-wide angle tilt-and-shift lens, providing wide-angle views for cameras with APS-C and full frame sensors. Tilt and shift movements can be rotated independently of each other, allowing perspective and depth of field to be controlled separately, enhancing the flexibility of the lens.

Wide range of movement

With a 104° diagonal field of view, and ±6.5° of tilt, ±12mm shift and ±90° of rotation, the TS-E 17mm f/4L is one of the most flexible lenses of its type. Locks on the tilt and shift mechanisms are also included, ensuring that unwanted movements are avoided.

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 93 degrees
70 degrees 30′
104 degrees
Lens construction (elements/groups) 18/12
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 22
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.25
Maximum magnification (x) 0.14
Distance information Yes
Filter diameter (mm) 77
Max. diameter x length (mm) 88.9 x 106.9
Weight (g) 820
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II NC
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II NC
Soft case LP1219
G.F.Holder III (hood III*) NC
G.F.Holder IV (hood IV*) NC
* Maximum number of Hood III/IV attachable. In the case of zoom lenses, the maximum number applies to the shortest focal length.
Canon 17mm Shift & Tilt Lens (EF)
Lens Front Cap 77mm
Lens End Cap EOS

Flight Case Case: 30 x 26 x 19cm 2.45kg
Country Of Origin: Japan

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