We’re told that there are two new EF-M lenses slated for release in 2018, and the first one will likely come ahead of CP+, which begins on March 1, 2018. We weren’t told the focal length of the prime, and we don’t want to speculate either. The second EF-M lens will be a zoom. Again, Read more…
Photography Blog has completed their review of the brand new Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. I’m assuming this is a highly specialized lens. If you’re on the fence between it and the TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro, you should probably rent both to make the final decision.
The review is more of the same when it comes to the new tilt-shift lenses. They’re optically great, well built and will give you great results.
In essence, the Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens is a super specialist lens, but if you can get the best from it, or see a specific need for it, you’ll be extremely pleased with the results. Perhaps this is a lens to add to your rental list before committing to buy, as (like other TS-E lenses) it comes with a very high price tag. Read the full review
I’m interested in seeing some real world work done with this lens. Post some shots to the forum if you’ve had the chance to shoot with the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro.
Photography Blog has completed their review of the brand new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro.
This focal length in a tilt-shift is usually used for portrait & product photography, but you may also find some uses for it shooting landscapes.
The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro Lens is a specialist lens, with a high asking price which probably excludes most ordinary enthusiasts from buying it. It does however make for an excellent option for rental, especially if you’re not sure if you want one – or if you have the patience to learn how to properly use it. Some of the more creative effects it produces can be a bit gimmicky, so again, renting it makes sense to see if you think you will get much use out of the effects.
Canon has produced a superb lens here, with excellent sharpness, high image quality and fantastic build quality. It is a more than worthy replacement for the older 90mm tilt shift lens, considering it now has “L” series designation and macro capability. Just like other tilt shift lenses, you pay a premium to own it, but for those who need one, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Read the full review
BCN have release their rankings for 2017. These numbers represent about 50% of all Japanese camera retailers, so the numbers do come from a long sample. These numbers do not reflect sales in the rest of Asia, Europe or North America.