Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO review (superb creative tool, ePhotozine)

Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L MACRO

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/45
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Subwavelength Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6′
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

ePhotozine reviewed the new Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO, a specialised, tilt-shift lens. This is a Canon L lens, everything is top notch. Unfortunately, the price is too, $2,199.

ePhotozine’s conclusion:

The Canon range of tilt and shift lenses is unique and impressive, and without a doubt, if there is a commercial need for what they offer then they will be purchased for that purpose and the price will be acceptable. The fact that it is a macro lens as well as a tilt and shift lens is a very powerful combination.

The Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro is a beautiful lens and has the potential to produce beautiful and unique results, but for an amateur purchase, we would need deep pockets. However, for some, it might be a possibility and it would be a very desirable lens to own. Read the review…

ePhotozine gives the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro a rating of 4.5/5 (highly recommended).

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO

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Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO & TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO sample photos

Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L MACRO

After the set of sample photos shot with the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro, Photography Blog posted two more sample photo sets, respectively for the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO and the Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO. A Canon EOS 6D Mark II was used for both sample galleries. Original JPG and raw files are available for download.

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS to be announced first half of 2018? [CW2]

Canon EF 135mm F/2L IS

Canon may announce an image-stabilised (IS) version of the EF 135mm f/2L (price & specs), the Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS, a new rumor suggests.

The announcement is said to occur in the first half of 2018. CP+ 2018, happening in March 2018 is possible stage to display the EF 135mm f/2L IS.

Some time ago, two unreleased Canon lenses have been spotted at a certification authority. There is a chance one of these lenses is the EF 135mm f/2L IS, albeit it’s a very small one.


Black Friday 2017: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens – $1,199 (reg. $1,399, free Sigma USB dock)

Sigma 135mm f/1.8
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

For Black Friday 2017, B&H Photo has the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art discounted by $200, and on sale at $1,199. A free Sigma USB dock is also included. Free shipping. Won’t last long.

We are looking for the best deals by reliable and Canon authorised retailersOur select Black Friday 2017 deals are listed here.

Amazon EU and Amazon US Black Friday pages are already up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

You may also be interested in these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II and bundle deals.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.

New Canon TS-E 45mm, 90mm and 135mm tilt-shift lenses coming August 2017? [CW3]

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8

Rumor has it Canon may announce three new tilt-shift lenses at the end of August 2017. One of the new lenses might also have macro capabilities.

The rumored lenses are:

  • Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8L
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L
  • Canon TS-E 135mm f/2.8L Macro

Another lens is rumored since a while and said to be also announed at the end of August 2017, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

So far no specs nor pictures of the new lenses have leaked. If the rumored August announcement is to be taken seriously then specification and product pictures will soon leak on Japanese sites.

Stay tuned.