Canon May Refresh Their Tilt-Shift Lenses at Photokina

Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8

After more than two decades Canon could finally replace two of its original tilt-shift lenses at Photokina. Canon Rumors hints that we could see replacements for Canon’s TS-E 45mm f2.8 and TS-E 90mm f2.8 tilt-shift lenses. Supposedly there’s a possibility that Canon will actually bring out three new focus plane shifting lenses including a new macro variety.

For the uninitiated tilt-shift lenses are basically built with an adjustable barrel that lets photographers change the angle of focus in their images. This would for example allow you take an image with the right side in focus while leaving the left completely blurred out. Although these lenses are largely popular squaring up buildings and creating seamless panoramas, they’ve also found an artistic niche with creating miniatures as well as dreamy selective de-focus.

Both lenses were introduced in 1991 as part of Canon’s original tilt-shift lineup and they could definitely use an update even though it’s such a specialized piece of kit. It should be exciting to see what Canon has in store for us at Photokina.

Via Canon Rumors

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