Canon has released details of four new lenses and a Speedlite that will be available from November 2017.


Canon’s three new tilt-shift macro lenses, from left: the  TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro,  TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro  and  TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. (Source: Canon.)
Canon will add three new tilt-shift macro lenses and a fast portrait prime lens plus a macro flash unit to its product portfolio before the end of the year.
The new tilt-shift macro lenses are the  TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro,  TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro  and  TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro, with the 50mm and 135mm lenses introducing new focal lengths to the tilt-shift line-up. The TS-E 50mm lens will replace the T-E 45mm f/2.8 and the TS-E 135mm will provide a longer working distance than the 90mm lens. At 1:1 reproduction ratios, the three lenses will have working distances of  7.2 cm,  39 cm and 49 cm, respectively.

The new macro lenses all feature optical improvements, with two anti-reflective coatings ““ SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) in the 50mm and 135mm lenses and Air-Sphere Coating in the 50mm and 90mm optics.  In addition, the tilt and shift knobs are now larger and a lock-release button and tilt-locking mechanism have been added. According to the Canon USA website, these lenses will start shipping in November and each will cost approximately US$2199.


Canon’s new  85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)

The new 85mm f/1.4L IS USM  lens provides a fast prime lens for portrait photographers at a lower price than the current 85mm f/1.2L II lens, which will continue to be offered.  Features include Air-Sphere coating for reducing internal reflections, high-speed autofocus with an algorithm designed especially for portraits and wedding photography, weather-sealing and up to four stops  of image stabilisation. Its optical design contains 14 elements in 10 groups and includes one large diameter, high-precision moulded glass  aspherical element. It is listed on Canon’s USA website at an MSRP of US$1599.


The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash.(Source: Canon.)

The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash has been designed to complement Canon’s macro lenses.  The twin flashes in the rig can be tilted through 60 degrees and claim a maximum guide number of 26 (m / ISO 100). The unit features a brighter focusing lamp and quieter operation, while retaining the ease of use and operability of Canon’s latest Speedlite EX series flashes. It is listed at US$989.99 and scheduled to ship in November.

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