I have reported on the coming tilt-shift lenses for the RF mount, these are apparently going to be the first tilt-shift lenses with autofocus.
I have been told that Canon plans to introduce two new autofocus tilt-shift lenses alongside a high-megapixel camera. The announcement timeframe for such a camera is still unknown, but the source claims the first half of 2022 is extremely likely and that these lenses were to come in late 2021.
The two rumored autofocus tilt-shift lenses from Canon will be the Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L and Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L.
The high-megapixel RF mount camera has been rumored for quite some time as it's an obvious step Canon needs to make. The roadmap for EOS R bodies is far less known than that of the RF mount lenses we expect to see announced in the next year or two.
More to come…
I assume I'll have to start considering selling a kidney as someone has mentioned :ROFLMAO:
Excited for the new offerings (when they will materialize!)... TS lenses with AF who would have thought? Although to be fair the MF aids of my R5 have breathed new live in my EF TS lenses.
Mixed feelings as EF lenses have accompanied me for pretty much all of my photographic life and have helped me create a lot of images I cherish... but I've never been really attached to any of my toys, so in with the new! :love:
It seems that the reason for the TS-E name (instead of TS-EF) was the "special" feature of lacking autofocus.
Another nomenclature could be including the feature in the regular name (e.g. Canon RF 14mm f/4L TS USM)
With the focus system in an DSLR it was impossible. Event the light meter was completely wrong if shifted.
With the contrast focus on the sensor this should be possible.
Maybe even tilt is possible. Imagine on rectangle with EyeAF for focus, and then you slightly tilt the lens and 2 rectangles will appear. The focus plane is tilted and both eyes are in focus. This would be a game changer and a 90mm TS (like the newer one) would even a very great help for people photography. Not only architecture or macro...
Maybe some time this will bring the TS-E models down to my price range.
In teaching people the use of tilt and shift, the concept consistently most difficult for even experienced photographers to 'get' is that with tilt the distance scale no longer has a defined meaning with respect to distances. Whereas with shift, you can focus and then add shift -or the other way round. The positioning of the tilted focus plane is dependent on both tilt angle and the setting of the focus ring together. This interaction seems more conceptually difficult, leading to people just randomly changing tilt after focusing or adding tilt and focusing to 'see what happens' Whilst it can work, there is all too often no deeper understanding, making it difficult to repeat effects or apply them consistently in different settings.
Two RF T/S lenses and a body... not cheap. I need more paying work and more people to buy my tilt/shift book ;-)
This from a 2019 patent application
somehow it seems by the announcement that these will have crazy high Rez if they are intro’d with a high Rez body. Unless the intro together is just coincidence, if these have been delayed for some reason, for example. We know that’s been happening.
Yet, a 14mm TS can also be used like any UWA lens, so AF makes sense. I'm eagerly waiting for this one!
Certainly much sharper (corners) than the EF 17mm TSE.
Amazon can't deliver mine before June 9th...
If you want more quids, just deliver :p
The last involvement I had with the book was checking proofs last year.
The US launch of the book was delayed quite a bit.