Whenever i am shooting outdoor with my 17mm tilt shift lens. I choose position myself closer to the architecture and document the entire building without cutting off any detail. i also do other variation like shooting the building from far, i will be using a telephoto lens to compress the scene or zoom onto the building details, or to present a landscape perspective.
But by using a telephoto lens. this is when the situation gets a little tricky. I may not get the building in perspective i wanted because of the height. I am required to correct the building perspective through editing, although is minimum, i will be losing pixel if i wanted to go for a large print in future. Second, precious time is wasted to make the adjustment on the computer.
I always had this visualization, “what if Canon invent a telephoto lens that is possible to do a tilt shift function?” I have been thinking about a telephoto tilt shift lens for years. I can imagine the possibility to make more creative and interesting picture.
Seems like my call has finally been answered.
Just last week. Tata~~~!!!!
A 135mm F/4L tilt shift lens with macro function! Oh, my god, a macro function is a much-added on bonus to me.
TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO key features:
- Control focus precisely for clever creative effects
- Correct perspective and verticals quickly and accurately in-camera
- Adjust focus detail in macro shots with 1:2 ratio
- Optical excellence with advanced lens design and construction
- Achieve better long distance studio images with ultimate sharpness
By the way, the other two new tilt shift lenses are the macro 50mm and 90mm. Simply amazing! All the new tilt shift lenses are manual focus by the way, i hope auto focus is the future for all tilt shift lens. Hope am not asking too much, but i think is not impossible.
My next question is the 135mm lens pricing. With the 17mm tilt shift costing me about S$2,700, years after release. I did a check and saw B&H website indicates the 135mm tilt shift price is USD2,199. After converting to Sing dollar is about $3,000. If i aren’t getting at least 3 jobs to use the 135mm tilt shift lens, this would become a poor product investment. Especially the current photographer’s market here is not in the health of pink.
I wonder when will Canon Singapore bring in this awesome lens? I would really love to get my hand on it to test it out, like immediately! Is been a long time since i am hype about a new camera product as am not a big chaser for equipment.
If you are interested, check out the introduction of all the new tilt shift lens from Canon USA
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