September 22, 2023


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Canon Is Growing RF-Mount Tilt-Shift Lenses

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Canon is developing RF-mount tilt-shift lenses

It’s solely been a couple of years because the launch of Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless digital camera, however the imaging firm’s RF-mount lineup now options dozens of lenses, together with pro-level zooms, top-notch primes, and even a handful of macro and super-telephoto fashions.

One product that has been conspicuously absent from Canon’s mirrorless lineup, nevertheless, is the tilt-shift lens. Whereas TS glass isn’t precisely mainstream, it provides a myriad of advantages for sure shooters: Architectural and cityscape photographers can use shift know-how to stop perspective distortion, whereas panorama snappers can use tilt know-how to maintain deep scenes in focus with out counting on diffraction-plagued apertures or painstaking focus stacking. And that’s to not point out the facility of tilt-shift panoramas, utilized by panorama photographers, product photographers, nonetheless life photographers, and extra to create seamless extensive pictures.

Fortunately, it appears that evidently Canon mirrorless customers looking out for tilt-shift lenses received’t have lengthy to attend. In response to Canon Rumors, “new tilt-shift lenses are within the fingers of a choose group of photographers,” together with a potential 14mm f/4 mannequin and a 24mm f/3.5 mannequin. CR additionally notes that “we’re…assuming that longer focal size [TS lenses] are additionally within the works,” and that the 14mm and 24mm fashions are “simply the 2 lenses that [CR has] been advised about over the months.” 

If Canon photographers are testing a number of tilt-shift prototypes, that’s definitely a superb signal, and whereas CR didn’t provide any release-date predictions, I’d search for an announcement earlier than the yr is out. Apparently, the brand new TS lenses are rumored to “be the primary autofocus tilt-shift lenses in the marketplace,” and whereas AF capabilities aren’t an enormous deal for many TS photographers, it’ll definitely make the capturing course of sooner and extra handy for some.

Within the meantime, you possibly can all the time buy a few of Canon’s EF tilt-shift fashions and adapt them utilizing the EF-EOS R adapter – although in the event you’d favor to make use of a devoted RF-mount mannequin, it’s best to preserve an eye fixed out for additional rumors and bulletins.

Now over to you:

Would you be all for an RF-mount tilt-shift lens? What would you utilize it for? Share your ideas within the feedback under!

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