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Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- EF mount; tilt shift lens
- Gaussian optics give high-quality delineation and true background blur
- 90mm focal length
- f/2.8 maximum aperture
- Manual focus only
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ES-65III|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||2.91 x 2.91 x 3.46 inches|
|Item Weight||1.25 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.50 m|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||90 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||90 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||6|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
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|Max Focal Length||90 mm||45 mm||85 mm||80 mm|
|Min Focal Length||90 mm||45 mm||85 mm||80 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
Telephoto perspective, f/2.8 speed, and full tilt and shift movements in a compact, professional package. Impressively sharp, its ability to alter the plane of focus can provide a "look" that previously required a view camera to achieve. Pros have found it a great option for portraits, products and even fashion work. At its closest focus distance (1.6 ft/0.5m), it gives magnifications of about 1/3 life-size.
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Top Customer Reviews
Unlike the 2 newer TS/E models (24mkII and 17), you can not rotate the tilt and shift axis seperately. Your tilt and shift rotate together on this model. I understand you can have Canon rebuild to a 90 degree seperation if you so desire, but it is not something you can do out in the field when using the lens. However, in most shooting situations, this limitation will not be a problem. Also, as with other tilt/shift, it is better to get your exposure readings before making tilt/shift adjustments as the angle can fool your through-the-lens exposure readings. The lens is fairly compact for a tilt/shift model. The tilt/shift adjustment knobs are a bit on the small side but still managable.
I am very favorably impressed with this lens, and while it sells for much less than its newer siblings, it can still hold its own in critical shooting situations. It has a wonderful rendering of images that is very pleasing. This focal length can be used for macro (you can use extension tubes with it), portraits, products, and architecture when shooting from a distance.Read more ›
I also use it for corrective portraiture, when shooting headshots with people with round face, double chin, or some other difficult features. Since there is no autofocus, this is not the easiest thing to do, but people who are really conscious about their facial features will usually cooperate with me with this slow working lens, when I tell this is one of the best but unknown tricks anyone can use, combined with lighting technique, etc... If the model has no such issue, I prefer to shoot 85mm with AF.
I took one star away because I can't change the axes of tilt and shift independently.
Incidentally, TS-E 45mm is terrible at anything like half life size, and it gets a lot worse with tele converter. That lens is good for bigger objects.
So far, I'm pleased. I'll upload a favorite flower shot as an example.
What surprised me more than the versatility of the manually focusing lens is the color saturation--far greater than some L primes and as good as Leitz lenses. That says a great deal about the quality of the glass.
It's probably the sharpest lens that Canon makes. It has virtually no distortion, very negligible chromatic aberration, no noticeable vignetting, and bokeh to rival the best L series glass.
I think people are just afraid of it because it's a tilt-shift. You could never use the tilt or shift functions, and this lens would still be worth every penny in terms of image quality. No, it's not weather sealed...don't think it's physically possible. No, it doesn't have autofocus...don't think that's possible, either. But it does have the most amazingly long, buttery smooth focusing action I've felt. Perfect for dialing in spot-on focus.
And oh yeah, it's a tilt-shift! Not a plastic gimmicky tilt-shift novelty lens...a real, honest to god professional tilt-shift. Now, at 90mm you won't find too much use for the shift function, that's more of a resolution for wide angle distortion correction. This is pretty much a telephoto. You don't need it, really. But, the tilt function is what you want this lens for. It allows you to change the focal plane angle and blows your focusing possibilities into another realm. There is a pretty steep learning curve at first for those of us that suck at geometry and trig, but it's doable and worth it.
You can find these used for 700-800 dollars. I've never seen one is less than great condition. The aren't used as often as they should be, and the kind of people who use them are generally professionals and are taking very good care of them. If that's still too high of a price point for something you're unsure about, I highly recommend renting one for a week from LensRentals or BorrowLenses. IMO, this is one the great hidden gems of the lens world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My main lens now, takes great shots! I use it for product photography, portraits, and landscape.Published 16 months ago by Thom
The only thing to add to five-star reviews of this lens is that it is quite easy to change the orientation of the tilt vs shift. All you need is a screwdriver. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shopper
This is an awesome lens. If you shoot food or architecture this is a must have lens in your camera casePublished on May 23, 2014 by andrew petrich
When I purchased a used lens copy of this TS-E lens, I was already familiar with tilt/shift lenses by using both the 24/3.5 I and II TS-E versions. The design of the 90/2. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Martin
This is the ideal product photography lens for small to medium sized objects on a full-frame camera. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by David Siegfried