Canon launches 2 new tilt-shift lenses 17mm and revamped 24mm

Written by Gary on February 18th, 2009

Canon has responded to Nikon’s push into higher quality tilt shift lenses with two new lenses announced today.

A remarkable 17mm f/4 TS-E tilt shift but with protuberant front element which means filters are not possible. Maybe at last I will have a wide angle for my Canon 1DMIII that I will love!

17mm TS-E

A revamped 24mm f/3.5 II tilt shift which accepts an 82mm filter.

24mm TS-E

More information on perspective control (tilt-shift) lenses here.

These come after Canon introduced a revamped EF 24mm f/1.4L II lens late in 2008 which hopefully will provide the resolution required for the 21mp full frame cameras. Of course this one is not a tilt-shift lens but does have a nice wide f/1.4 aperture for narrower depth of field and low light conditions.

24mm f/1.4L


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