Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens review (ePHOTOzine)

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

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At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6″
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

ePHOTOzine posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens (price & specs). Canon announced the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens back in August 2017, along with the TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f/4.0L Macro lenses.

From their conclusion:

It has bulk, it has the features. It has a high price, it has the features. In other words, another of those situations where the feature set and quality are not in question but the price will limit the market to those who really need this as a working tool. It would be very nice indeed to own, but it does need to pay its way, as well as needing a high degree of photographic skill to get the best out of its potential.

Given the need and the cash, the photographer will certainly not be disappointed in the results from the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens. Read the review…

True, this lens is not inexpensive, selling at $2,199. However, this is a specialised lens and the reviewer underlines the excellent sharpness, low distortion and chromatic aberrations, the bokeh, and the outstanding built quality.

New Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 L lens rumored again

New Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 L Lens Rumored Again

This appears to be on the way to become a recurring rumor. Again, it’s murmured Canon may announce a new EF 50mm f/1.4 “L” lens, now in 2018.

It’s suggested Canon is testing not less than two version of this lens, i.e. prototypes are said to already undergo testing by select photographers.

So, what are this rumored lenses about? One is said to be an EF 50mm f/1.4L IS lens, which might have been developed along wth the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. It’s unclear what the other 50mm lens is. Absolutely no hints here.

Seconding the rumor, the announcement of both, new 50mm lenses is scheduled somewhen in the first half of 2018.

Please take this rumor with a grain of salt. While being perfectly plausible, rumors concerning new 50mm lenses by Canon are pretty common and this one is also running since long. I don’t think this lens is one of the two unreleased Canon lenses that recently leaked at a certification authority.

The current EF 50mm f/1.4 lens (not L) dates back to 2003. A new, improved and “L” grade version of this lens wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Stay tuned…


A new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4L lens coming in 2018, eventually? [CW2]

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A new EF 50mm f/1.4 lens coming in 2018?

A long running rumor got a fresh up. It’s about a new EF 50mm “L” lens.

Two prototypes of this lens are now rumored to undergo testing, one of them being the EF 50mm f/1.4L ISand the other beng unknown. This lens likely shares some of the design and technology that have gone into the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

A candidate announcement date for the new EF 50mm lenses is sometimes in the first half of 2018.

Apparently, a previous prototype of the lens was discarded because Canon now has new technology to use for the design of the lens.

Take it with a huge grain of salt.



Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM service advisory

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Canon issued a service advisory for the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have determined that some EF50mm f/1.4 USM lenses exhibit a focus operation-related malfunction. The details of the phenomenon and Canon’s service policy are described below. 

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence.


While in AF or MF mode, when the focus position is moved from the infinity end to the close-up end, the focus operation stops near the area shown in the dotted circle below.

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Possibly Affected Products

If the first four digits (from the left) in the serial number on the lens body (see image below) are “4918”, “5018”, “5118”, “5218”, “5318”, or “5418” then your lens may possibly be affected.

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Potentially affected products will be inspected and if necessary repaired free of charge.  If you own one of the potentially affected products please contact our Customer Support Center. 

When preparing your lens for inspection please be sure to attach the lens cap and the dust cap to the lens.

If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. 

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
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Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
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