Canon launches four new L-Series lenses

The MT-26EX-RT is supplied with new clip-on diffusers for each flash head and the flash now includes a lower output flash power option to ensure the correct exposure when used with fast lens apertures or at close distances. Let’s first take a look at the tilt-shift lenses.

The company also announced three new macro tilt shift lenses today – the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt Shift, TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Macro Tilt Shift and the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt Shift.

The TS-E 135mm now becomes the longest focal length in the TS-E range, while the TS-E 50mm and TS-E 90mm replace the existing TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm f/2.8, respectively.

The new macro lenses all feature optical improvements, with two anti-reflective coatings – SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) in the 50mm and 135mm lenses and Air-Sphere Coating in the 50mm and 90mm optics. In addition, the tilt and shift knobs are now larger and a lock-release button and tilt-locking mechanism have been added.

Portrait, architectural and macro photographers are in for a treat with the announcement by Canon of four new L-Series lenses and a new macro twin flash unit. The four new lenses will be also available from November, with the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS priced at £1,569.99, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro at £2,499.99, the TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro at £2,499.99 and the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro at £2,499.99. The twin-lite can be adjusted and shifted to offer enhanced lighting control and can be rotated up to 60°.

The MT-26EX- RT features Macro Twin Lights with moveable flash tubes.

The flashes have increased brightness compared to previous Macro-Twin Lites and produce less noise during charging. According to the Canon USA website, these lenses will start shipping in November and each will cost approximately US$2199.

The lens features high-speed autofocus, which has an algorithm designed especially for portraits and wedding photography, weather-sealing and a design much like Canon’s 35mm f/1.4L II prime. The EF 85mm is equipped with an Electro Magnetic diaphragm, which uses a wide f/1.4 aperture comprised of nine blades and 4-stop image stabilisation, which prevents camera shake from ruining images.

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