TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO
introduced August 2017
– Control depth-of-field 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 50mm focal length perfect for architecture, landscape and product photography
Since the introduction of the TS-E 17mm f4L and TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, Canon has received requests to bring the range of lens movement controls to longer focal lengths. Canon has responded to these calls with the launch of the TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO. These lenses offer features to support creative photography such as specialist tilt, shift and rotate movements and macro functionality; alongside cutting-edge L-series optical design and precision. The TS-E 135mm enriches the TS-E range with its longer focal length, while the TS-E 50mm and TS-E 90mm replace existing models TS-E 45mm f2.8 and TS-E 90mm f2.8, respectively.
The TS-E 50mm is perfect for capturing creative, outstanding and accurate images across landscapes, architecture and in the studio, while the TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm are better suited for portraiture and macro photography in the studio.
The TS-E 50mm, TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm’s shift function enables the lens to be shifted up, down, left or right, allowing for minimisation of perspective distortion. This capability is used regularly in architecture photography as it allows for image perspective to be corrected – such as the inherent distortion witnessed at the top of an image of a tall building. One of the creative uses of the tilt function is the 'miniature effect’. This involves moving the lens so that different elements of an image stay in focus, making certain aspects look very small.
The minimum focusing distance of the three lenses has also been optimised for macro photography, producing half-life size images with a maximum magnification of 0.5x. For example, the TS-E 135mm allows photographers to be 49cm away from the subject and still obtain this magnification. This is ideal when working in a studio with lights as it makes it easier to position the lighting for the optimal effect.
Continuing the tradition of Canon’s use of the highest quality, superior precision moulded glass, the TS-E 50mm, TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm all enable high-resolution to the edge of the image and very low levels of distortion. All three lenses feature innovative optical designs to cut down refracted light, which can impinge on accurate focusing, and UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements to produce sharper images. Optimised lens coatings ensure excellent colour balance while simultaneously minimising the chance for ghosting to impact image quality.
Focal length and maximum aperture: 50mm 2.8
Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
Diagonal angle of view: 46°
Image circle diameter: 58.6mm
Closest focusing distance: 0.273m , 0.5 x magnification
Filter size: 77mm
Max. Diameter x length, weight: ø 86.9 x 114.9mm, 945g