It’s seldom that lens lust will get the better of me, but its looking like it happening. Canon’s announcement of the 17mm Tilt-Shift lens (not to mention the 24mm Tilt-Shift II lens) has my attention. While I have the 24mm Tilt-Shift I at the moment I’m most interested in the 17mm Tilt-Shift. I’ve been out recently with my 24mm TS and been stymied by the narrower field of view. For most the 24mm would suffice in most situations but I can’t stop going wide. I suppose Frank Capa had his mantra “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. I on the other hand like to say “If your pictures aren’t good enough you’re not photographing the scene wide enough”. Easy enough to say if you’re into nature and landscape, but perhaps not so true if you’re a portrait photographer. Unfortunately the price point is steep. $2499. Ouch!
[tags]Canon 17mm Tilt-Shift[/tags]