Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro

 
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(From Canon lens literature) For advanced photography with precise control, look no further than the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro. It takes an L-series optical formula that includes two UD lens elements and adds extensive tilt-and shift movements for a combination of precision and quality that can be ideal for macro photography, advertising, architecture and more. Delivering reliable and versatile use both in the studio and in the field, it has large, easily operated knobs and locking mechanisms, sophisticated construction, plus a convenient minimum focusing distance of 10 in./0.27m. As part of Canons expanded line of TS-E lenses ranging from ultra-wide angle to mid-telephoto, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro offers a level of performance that can be ideal for working professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Tilt-Shift lenses have several applications for suitable photographers because of their ability to provide enhanced creative control over perspective through the tilt function and depth-of-field through the shift function in their images. This ability can be optimal when photographing landscapes, portraits, and architecture.

The image quality derived from Canon Tilt-Shift lenses has evolved considerably since their first inception 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 also included two anti-reflective coatings, SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) in the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lenses and Air-Sphere Coating (ASC), into 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 also offer improved operability over previous models, including larger tilt, shift-and-lock knobs, lock-release button and a new tilt-locking mechanism that firmly locks the lens in the zero-tilt position to help prevent unintended tilting to increase more precise shooting capabilities. The rotation of the tilt-shift lenses also allows users to freely change the axis of tilt movement and shift from right angles to parallel to better adapt to various shooting conditions and situations.

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 lenses are scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of US$2199.

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