get a shift on!

Canon un­veils a trio of tilt-shift L lenses that boast half-life size macro re­pro­duc­tion

Digital Camera World - - INFOCUS -; £2,500/$2,200

Cre­at­ing a stir at a re­cent Canon press launch, th­ese three new tilt-shift lenses com­bine top-end op­tics and L build qual­ity with a use­ful close-fo­cus­ing ca­pa­bil­ity that fur­ther ex­tends their creative pos­si­bil­i­ties.

The TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro re­place Canon’s cur­rent 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses, while the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro of­fers a new por­trait-friendly fo­cal length.

All three lenses fea­ture UD (ul­tra-low dis­per­sion) el­e­ments and nine-bladed aper­tures. They’ll also share the same eye-wa­ter­ing price (al­most £2,500) when they de­but in Novem­ber, so the choice comes down to which fo­cal length will serve your photography best. For in­stance, the stan­dard 50mm lens is the all-rounder, able to cor­rect ver­ti­cals and per­spec­tives in ev­ery­thing from ar­chi­tec­ture to prod­uct photography. Opt for the 90mm and you get a lens that’s more suited to por­traits, while 135mm is ar­guably bet­ter for shots of peo­ple and of­fers more work­ing room for ad­just­ing the po­si­tion of lights.

50mm 90mm 135mm

shift mech­a­nism Shift­ing the lens ei­ther left or right, or up or down, en­ables you to cor­rect con­verg­ing ver­ti­cals.

This al­ters the po­si­tion of the plane of fo­cus, in­creas­ing or de­creas­ing the ap­par­ent depth of field. tilt mech­a­nism

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