New Tilt-shifts on the horizon?
We’ve received reports that new tilt-shift lenses are being tested. The 45mm and 90mm have both been on the replacement clock for some time now, basically since the 17mm and 24mm tilt-shift lenses were released.
We’re told that the new lenses are scheduled to appear in early 2014 with a possible announcement shortly have Christmas.
A separate person has suggested a macro tilt-shift lens could also be on the distant horizon.
The L treatment
There are a few reports out there that Canon will finally replace the TS-E 45mm and TS-E 90mm in 2013. We should expect a replacement announcement in Q2 of 2013. Both of these lenses have long been rumoured to be on the replacement docket. No one has come out and said they’ll be “L” replacements, but I think it only makes sense. This would give Canon the largest high end tilt-shift lineup on the market.
Also mentioned in the same announcement breath, was Canon answer to Nikon’s 14-24 f/2.8. A very long awaited lens.
New 45mm & 90mm tilt-shift lenses
The 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses are slated for release sometime in 2013. They will get the fully adjustable movements that are seen in the 17L and 24L tilt-shifts. Both will receive bigger image circles as well as performance. No mention of whether or not they’d get the “L” treatment, but I would assume they will.
It’s also mentioned that a 5th lens with “special movements” would also be added to the lineup. What would it be? Perhaps some kind of unique new macro.
TS-E 90 f/2.8L?
Over at northlight and in my inbox there was a mention to expect a TS-E 90 replacement next year. I’d expect such a lens to get the “L” treatment.