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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

Canon 24/3.5L II vs 25/3.5L v1

The 24/3.5L II is longer and wider than the original 24/3.5L, taking 82mm filters as well. Aside from clearly superior optical performance, the new version allows changing the tilt/shift orientation relative to each other.

The 24/3.5L II offers 12mm of shift, and quality is definitely higher farther out than with the original version. The original version offers 11mm of shift, and it is marked in red beyond 8mm, presumably indicating deteriorating image quality around that range, a finding substantiated in actual use.

The focusing ring of the 24/3.5L II is much more generous, but with less “throw” (amount of rotation). Knobs are larger and easier to use too.

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II (left), and original version (right)

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