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Canon Announces 3 New TS-E Tilt-Shift Lenses

On 29 August 2017, Canon announced three new macro-capable interchangeable tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E135mm f/4L Macro. All three lenses belong to the luxury L-series lineup.  (Reported by: Makoto Suzuki (Digital Camera Watch))

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50mm, 90mm and 135mm lenses, all with up to 0.5x macro magnification

Canon has announced three new models of its TS-E lenses, which enable tilt-shift photography on 35mm DSLR cameras: the TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E135mm f/4L Macro.

These three new lenses not only promise improvements in image quality over existing TS-E lenses but also a higher magnification ratio, in response to user demands for a longer focal length. Out of the three, two of the lenses, the TS50mm f/2.8L Macro (close to the existing TS-E45mm f/2.8) and the TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro (successor to the TS-E90mm f/2.8) are enhanced versions of existing lenses. Their release as L-series lenses, known for high image quality and outstanding optical performance, is part of the performance upgrade.

Among the most outstanding features shared by three new lenses are the huge increase in maximum magnification of 0.5x and the macro shooting capability that this brings about. The combination of macro capability with the tilt-shift mechanism will enable better close-up shooting with a large depth-of-field, increasing possibilities especially in product photography, one of the genres where TS-E lenses are most commonly used.

All three new lenses are equipped with the TS rotation feature, which lets users rotate the axes of movement for tilting by 90 degrees in the shift direction. Focusing is manual on all three lenses, which all feature a 9-blade circular aperture.

More details of each lens below.

 

TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro

TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro

 

Angle of view: Horizontal 40°, vertical 27°, diagonal 46°, 68° with shift. 
Tilt range: ±8.5°; Shift range: ±12mm
Minimum aperture: f/32
Minimum shooting distance: 0.27m
Maximum magnification: 0.5x
Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (2 UD lenses)
Filter diameter: 77mm
Max. diameter × Total length: Φ86.9mm × 114.9mm
Weight: approx. 945g

 

Lens Hood ES-84

Lens Hood ES-84

 

TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens Diagram



Modular Transfer Function (MTF) Graphs
 

TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro MTF

 

TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro

TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro

 

Angle of view: Horizontal 22.4°, vertical 15.1°, diagonal 27°, 41° with shift. 
Tilt range: ±10°; Shift range: ±12mm
Minimum aperture: f/45
Minimum shooting distance: 0.39m
Maximum magnification: 0.5x
Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 UD lens)
Filter diameter: 77mm
Max. diameter × Total length: Φ86.9mm × 116.5mm
Weight: approx. 915g

 

Lens Hood ES-84

Lens Hood ES-84

TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro Lens Diagram



Modular Transfer Function (MTF) Graphs
 

TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro MTF

 

TS-E135mm f/4L Macro

TS-E135mm f/4L Macro

 

Angle of view: Horizontal 15°, vertical 10°, diagonal 18°, 28° with shift. 
Tilt range: ±10°; Shift range: ±12mm
Minimum aperture: f/45
Minimum shooting distance: 0.49m
Maximum magnification: 0.5x
Lens construction: 12 elements in 7 groups (2 UD lenses)
Filter diameter: 82mm
Max. diameter × Total length: Φ88.5mm × 139.1mm
Weight: approx. 1,110g

 

Lens Hood ET-88

Lens Hood ET-88

TS-E135mm f/4L Macro Lens Diagram



Modular Transfer Function (MTF) Graphs
 

TS-E135mm f/4L Macro MTF

 


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