We’ve been sent an image that is apparently one of the new tilt-shift lenses that Canon will be releasing soon. We do not have confirmation of the focal length of the three upcoming tilt-shift lenses, but we’re assuming the 45mm and 90mm version will be replaced and we’ll get a new focal length for the line.
The hood in this image does look different than what appears on the original TS-E 24mm f/3.5L, the version 2 and the TS-E 17mm f/4L.
Is this a new Canon Tilt-Shift? (Original Size)
Below is what we were told about the lens in the image.
Release Date: late August – September
Currently in the hands of selected photographers.
Lens design similar to the 24mm II
The hood is different from the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
As with all pictures, there’s always a change at modifications being made to the image. However, we are unable to find a Canon TS-E lens with this shape of a lens hood. You can see a knob to the right of the hand, so this is definitely a tilt-shift lens.
I’m a bit of a binocular nut, and love Canon’s IS binoculars for when you want more magnification. It’s very hard for most people to hand hold binoculars over 8x without getting eye fatigue from the shaking of hour hands and body. A few people can get away with 10x, but 12x and 14x are a no go. For travel I use Leica Ultravid 8×42, they’re brilliant travel binoculars, but for around the yard usage, I love having more power.
Canon announced 3 new binoculars this week with updated image stabilization technology. In the above video, you can see the amazing effect IS can have when using higher powered binoculars.
Sigma has updated the firmware on the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon.
From Sigma: We would like to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E is now available.
This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that the OS mechanism does not operate properly when attached to the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E.
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. For those who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro* by connecting it to a computer using a supplied USB Cable.
* Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.
We reported in mid July that Canon would be announcing a series of three lenses, though we weren’t sure what “series” meant. Now we’re told that the three new lenses would be tilt-shift lenses and will be announced at the end of August 2017.
While we’re now very confident that three new tilt-shift lenses are coming, we’re a little less confident about their announcement time. As it sits today, we think they’re coming at the end of August alongside the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and the EOS M10 replacement (EOS M20?).
We’re not sure of the focal length of these three new tilt-shit lenses, but as soon as we find out, we’ll let you know. The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm f/2.8 were both announced in April 1991, so they are obvious candidates for replacement (though not confirmed as of yet). What will the third one be? I’d love to see a tilt-shift macro, but I have no reason to believe at this time that one is coming.