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The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens is a mid-level offering in Canon's Tilt Shift line of lenses.

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very sharp on most cameras in most settings

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creates seamless panoramas that look very impressive

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provides a good range for setting various depths of field

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ideal for tabletop product photography, creates professional-grade sharp images

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gets a bit of chromatic aberration in very bright situtations

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when tilted and shifted simultaneously it tends to get inaccurate focus

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has some unusual design features that even professionals need to take some time to learn

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The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens is a mid-level offering in Canon's Tilt Shift line of lenses. Canon promotes their Tilt Shift line as expanding the possibilities of photography. The tilt movements help to capture a wide depth of field, and the shift movements correct the trapezoidal effect that sometimes marr pictures of tall subjects. The rear floating focus system offers clear images from as close as 1.3 feet. Like the entire Tilt Shift line of lenses, the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens does not have Autofocus, and is designed to be manually operated. This lens has the same maximum aperture as the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (f/2.8), but with a lower focal length (45mm as opposed to 90mm), higher element count (10/9 as opposed to 6/5), higher angle of view (51 degrees as opposed to 27), lower close focusing distance (1.3 feet as opposed to 1.6 feet), rear floating focusing system as opposed to overall linear extension system and smaller filter and dimensions. This lens does not have the UD glass construction or SWC coating of the higher end Tilt Shift lenses, and Canon refers to this lens as a normal lens with tilt and shift movements. In promotion, Canon emphasizes the fact that the 45mm focal length is ideal for obtaining a natural-looking perspective.

  • Rear floating focusing system
  • 45mm focal length
  • f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 groups
  • 51 degree diagonal angle of view
  • 58.6mm image circle diameter
  • Manual focus
  • 1.3ft. close focusing distance
  • 72mm filter size
  • Maximum dimensions: 3.2" x 3.5"
  • Weight: 1.4lbs.
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