Canon debuts TS-E 50mm f/2.8L, 90mm f/2.8L, 135mm f/4L MACRO tilt-shift lenses

Canon debuts TS-E 50mm f/2.8L, 90mm f/2.8L, 135mm f/4L MACRO tilt-shift lenses
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Canon has launched a trio of new tilt-shift lenses, introducing the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

Canon says the TS-E 50mm is aimed at photographers shooting landscapes and architecture, while the TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm are better suited for portraiture and macro photography in the studio.

The tilt-shift trio’s shift function allows users to shift the lens up, down, left or right, which allows for minimisation of perspective distortion, or for creating a miniature effect.

What’s more, Canon says the minimum focusing distance of the three lenses has been optimised for macro photography, producing half-life size images with a maximum magnification of 0.5x.

As an example, the Canon TS-E 135mm allows users to stand just 49cm away from a subject and still obtain this magnification.

Canon says the new optics are a response to user requests to bring its tilt-shift lens functionality to longer focal lengths. Until now, Canon has offered only 17mm and 24mm focal lengths in its TS-E range.

The TS-E 135mm now becomes the longest focal length in the TS-E range, while the TS-E 50mm and TS-E 90mm replace the existing TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm f/2.8, respectively.

The Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO price tags will be £2,499.99/€2,999.99; £2,499.99/€2,999.99; and £2,499.99/€2,999.99, respectively.

All of the new Canon TS-E lenses will be released in November 2017.

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