Canon USA has announced its new line-up of lenses including its first ever tilt-shift lenses for macro along with macro twin-flash system. The new lenses include the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. The new Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash allows you to light macro subjects evenly.
“Creating a powerful, timeless image requires more than just a camera. It requires high-quality, well-crafted optics and flashes to capture compelling photography,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA., “These new lenses along and the Macro Twin-Lite flash will continue to push the boundaries and expand the possibilities of what advanced amateur and professional photographers capture and share with the world.”
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens
The new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM is the first Canon EF 85mm lens to feature image stabilization, providing up to four stops of shake correction for smooth and crisp imagery. The EF 85mm utilizes one large diameter, high-precision moulded glass aspherical lens and features an Air Sphere Coating (ASC). The large f/1.4 aperture produces shallow depth-of-field, fast shutter speeds and a bright image inside the viewfinder, allowing photographers to focus and compose their image reliably. In addition, a circular aperture with 9-blade iris allows for beautiful bokeh. The lens is scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1599.00.
New Tilt-Shift Lenses
A Tilt-Shift lens provides enhanced creative control over depth-of-field through the tilt function and perspective through the shift function in their images. This ability can be optimal when photographing landscapes, portraits, and architecture. Featuring enhanced optical elements like moulded aspherical glass and UD lenses, the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro provide users with edge-to-edge resolution, improved image quality and minimum distortion. The new lenses also feature 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) in 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 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 $2199.00 each.
Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT
The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash allows for an ideal lighting situation for photographers, and the flash can be adjusted and shifted depending on the direction the photographer would like to control. The detachable macro twin lights can be rotated up to 60 degrees, and features a maximum guide number of 26 m at ISO100. The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash is scheduled to be available in November 2017, for an estimated retail price of $989.99.