Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift

Last updated (13 August’10):
– Review by TheDigitalPicture

The Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift features 45mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 10 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 51° (without tilt or shift). Focus adjustment: Manual focus, Rear focusing system, Closest focusing distance at 0.4m/1.3 ft and has a filter size of 72mm. The Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift lens weighs 1.4 lbs. 645g and it measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long.

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift Reviews

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift and writes;
“The first was a very sharp wide open and even sharper at f/4. It was very similarly sharp as the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens (the 90’s corners were a bit sharper at f/2.8 on a full frame body). At comparable apertures, the first TS-E 45mm was slightly sharper than the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens…”
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User Opinions

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift User Reviews

One of my favorite lenses | Rating: ★★★★★
“Amazing lens. The learning curve is a little steep, but if you stay with it then you will be really happy with the results. “ – by Jacob W. Morrow

Canon TS-E 45mm Tilt Shift | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Excellent build quality. The photographs it produces are really nice. Certainley does not replace a camera with more movement, but a good addition to my 35mm kit. “ – by Jackson Smith

Steep learning curve, but useful for right projects | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I found TS-E45mm tends to give inaccurate focus even when the focus is dead on on the viewfinder screen. This happens most often when tilted and shifted simultaneously, and the focus is taken near the periphery of the view. This happens on both 5D and 7D..” – by Ryuji Suzuki

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Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift Specifications

With a Canon TS-E lens, you can control the angle of the plane of focus and the picture’s perspective. The effects of large-format camera movements can be obtained with TS-E lenses for EOS cameras. Although manual focusing is required, automatic aperture control enables autoexposure and autoexposure bracketing. The tilt and shift axes intersect at a 90° angle. They can be made parallel at an authorized Canon Service Facility (modified at owner’s expense).

The normal lens in the TS-E system, and an excellent choice for product shooting and other applications calling for a natural perspective. It allows up to 11mm of shift off-center, and even more impressive, tilting of the front standard up to 8° to modify the plane of focus. Among the TS-E 45mm f/2.8’s optical highlights are a floating optical system (focusing down to 1.3 ft/0.4m), and a precise rear-group focusing system.

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