Canon has three new exciting tilt-shift lenses coming to the marketplace in November 2017. These lenses join the two existing wide-angle tilt-shift lenses from Canon, creating a collection of five phenomenal options. Tilt-shift lenses are used for a wide variety of different situations, including architecture, portraiture, and landscape imagery. The lenses can be manipulated with tilt and shift knobs, giving content creators tight control over depth of field.
Canon has provided consumers with three different focal lengths from which to choose, including 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm. In addition to having macro capabilities, these lenses are also part of Canon's superior quality L-series.
The image quality derived from Canon tilt-shift lenses has grown considerably since they first hit the scene several years ago. Enhanced optical elements like molded aspherical glass and UD lenses are at the core of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens. These features provide users with edge-to-edge resolution, improved image quality over previous Canon TS-E lenses and minimum distortion.
Canon has also included two anti-reflective coatings: SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) on the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lenses; and Air-Sphere Coating (ASC) on the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L and TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lenses. SWC helps to reduce flare and ghosting, while ASC is a new technology that provides amazingly high, anti-reflective performance, particularly when alleviating incidental light that can enter a lens.
The new Canon tilt-shift lenses are scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $2199.