New Canon Tilt-Shift lenses in the wild [CR2]

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It looks like the much requested RF mount tilt-shift lenses are finally on the horizon. Tilt-shift lenses have been on our roadmap for a long time, and the big advancement is apparently these will be the first autofocus tilt-shift lenses on the market. We have been told that the new tilt-shift lenses are in the

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Hooh boy! 14mm TS is probably my most favorite among all the rumored lenses to come.

As to filters, I have 0 expectation it would allow for screw-in filters. If it allowed for a drop-in filter, that would be nice, but that's hard with TS designs. Tilt shift lenses have to have a much-larger-than-normal image circle to account for the various adjustments made which is why they're so expensive relative to the aperture of the lens. Putting the elements further from the sensor to fit a drop-in filter would force the design to push the image circle all the wider.

This is why using a drop-in filter adapter with EF tilt shift lenses is so great. You wind up exploiting the coincidental need to push the lens further from the sensor to fit the drop-in filter. My favorite drop-in EF-RF adapters are the Viltrox and Kolari ones. I also owned the Canon one, but it wasn't any better and I could pay for several of the others with the price difference.
 
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Autofocus is a thing I don\'t need for architectural and don\'t want to pay for. Buildings don\'t move much. I don\'t use \'tilt\' either, but I understand they can\'t go so small-niche as to make manual focus shift-only lenses cost effectively. I\'ll prolly just buck up and and go along.

And 14 mm is so wide I worry it will be mostly useless except for the tiniest of interior spaces spaces. The current 17 is too wide for most things and is plenty for the few uses I do have for it. I hope they bring one of those to RF mount. Without autofocus, and shift only. And screw-in filters while we\'re at it.
 
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I look forward to this as well:


The most experience I have with tilt-shift lenses is on my home theater Epson projector (!) ... Keith's book will be a good place to start.
 
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Autofocus is a thing I don\'t need for architectural and don\'t want to pay for. Buildings don\'t move much. I don\'t use \'tilt\' either, but I understand they can\'t go so small-niche as to make manual focus shift-only lenses cost effectively. I\'ll prolly just buck up and and go along.

And 14 mm is so wide I worry it will be mostly useless except for the tiniest of interior spaces spaces. The current 17 is too wide for most things and is plenty for the few uses I do have for it. I hope they bring one of those to RF mount. Without autofocus, and shift only. And screw-in filters while we\'re at it.
I agree with all of this. I also have both the 17mm and 24mm TS-E lenses and find I try to keep the 24mm on, and use the 17mm for when it gets too tight. The 17mm isn't usable for interiors, without cropping in most of the time, as it distorts rooms too much. You can drop to about 20mm and it's passable IMO. 14mm is too wide, I would just be cropping in so much to get a usable interior shot. Maybe for external elevations of buildings it would be pretty spectacular.
 
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Dump the Sony stuff—problem solved!
I wish I could, I’m actually leaning the other way if we don’t get these announcements soon. I love my R5, I can’t wait to see what the firmware update will do. I added it to my collection for hybrid video use, but I must say I am somewhat disappointed with a few pet peeves that I find I end up grabbing the Sony more so because of convenience.

I won’t replace my 14 1.8 with an EF 14 2.8. I like the bright aperture. Especially at dusk and low light.
I won’t replace my 24 1.4 with an EF 24 1.4 II, the IQ is a night and day difference.
I won’t replace my 35 1.4 with an EF 35 1.4 II because I cannot use focus breathing comp. Even if I purchased an R6ii for the breathing comp, still can’t use the lens…
I’m not wasting money on an interim solution of an old lens just to wait for the one I want to buy.
Especially when I have the luxury of not being in dire need of it since I have a suitable replacement.
I’ve been trying to primarily use Canon, I love it for photo. Video is lacking some stuff but there are work arounds (other than the inconvenience of having to work around some small issues), and I’m really trying to justify making the 100% commitment of selling all my Sony gear to stick primarily with canon.
But until I get the suitable replacements to make that commitment, it’s a little hard when you have so much money invested in both systems.
 
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Autofocus is a thing I don\'t need for architectural and don\'t want to pay for. Buildings don\'t move much. I don\'t use \'tilt\' either, but I understand they can\'t go so small-niche as to make manual focus shift-only lenses cost effectively. I\'ll prolly just buck up and and go along.

And 14 mm is so wide I worry it will be mostly useless except for the tiniest of interior spaces spaces. The current 17 is too wide for most things and is plenty for the few uses I do have for it. I hope they bring one of those to RF mount. Without autofocus, and shift only. And screw-in filters while we\'re at it.
I don't know about what kind of things you shoot but for most homes' bedrooms and baths I am shooting at 11mm. You don't get much manuverable space when a queen bed is fitted in a 10x10 room.

If you want no AF and shift only go look at Laowa's 15mm f4.5. Cheaper and pragmatic, no screw in filter though.
 
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Autofocus is a thing I don\'t need for architectural and don\'t want to pay for. Buildings don\'t move much. I don\'t use \'tilt\' either, but I understand they can\'t go so small-niche as to make manual focus shift-only lenses cost effectively. I\'ll prolly just buck up and and go along.
Agreed, I can certainly live without AF in a TS lens.

And 14 mm is so wide I worry it will be mostly useless except for the tiniest of interior spaces spaces. The current 17 is too wide for most things and is plenty for the few uses I do have for it. I hope they bring one of those to RF mount. Without autofocus, and shift only. And screw-in filters while we\'re at it.
Depends on what/where you shoot. For exterior architecture in the US, I typically use the TS-E 24L II. But in Europe, there are many lovely buildings with very little space around them where I'd like wider than my TS-E 17L and I end up using the 11-24/4L without the benefit of shift.

I'd be tempted by a 14m TS lens for RF mount, but I'd also keep the TS-E 17 (and 24).
 
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