Forgotten in its old age

by Aditya

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Take the 2-minute tour ×
Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 has large knobs for shifting and tilting the lens plus small knobs on the opposite side of the lens for locking the shift and tilt movements.

It's already tedious to setup this lens, so I am wondering if it is necessary to tighten both locking knobs for shooting? Or are these more for transportation like a zoom-lock?

share|improve this question
    
On the 24 TS-E II, at least on my copy, both pieces are very stiff and really do not require you to lock them down for shooting. –  dpollitt Aug 8 '12 at 17:58

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

The main reason for tightening the locking knobs for shooting is that the lens can potentially change its current tilt/shift settings under its own weight.

share|improve this answer
    
The tilt seems prone to this when rotated vertically, I did not noticed in the horizontal direction. –  Itai May 4 '12 at 4:13

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.