Future Canon tilt-shift lenses may have image stabilisation, patent application suggests


Canon might experimenting with the idea to feature image-stabilisation on the company’s future tilt-shift lenses.

Canon patent application (in Japan) 2017-227697 describes the implementation of image-stabilisation technology in tilt-shift lenses.

A patent application filed by a company doesn’t necessarily mean the technology described in the patent application will hit the market any time soon. Patents are a way companies have to protect their intellectual property and research.

Some patent applications that in our opinion might indeed go into production are these:

Canon tilt-shift lenses on Amazon.

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO sample photos (Photography Blog)

The Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L (for RF Mount)

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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

Photography Blog posted a set of sample images shot with the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro (on an EOS 6D Mark II). Original files (JPG and raw) are available for download and for your pixel peeping pleasure.

Canon set to announce three tilt-shift lenses, a 85mm f/1.4L IS lens, and a new macro flash

canon rumors

Something leaked before but we weren’t sure about the reliability. Nokishita reports that Canon will soon announce three new tilt-shift lenses and more stuff.

We expect Canon to announce the following gear:

  • TS-E 50mm f/2.8L
  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8L
  • TS-E 135mm f/4L
  • 85mm f/1.4L IS lens
  • Macro twin light “MT-26EX”
  • Lens hood “ET – 83E” “ET – 88” “ES – 84”

The tilt-shift lenses may also have macro functionality. Some specs for the 85mm f/1.4L IS made it on the web:

  • 4 stop image stabilization (previously mentioned)
  • Flourine coating
  • 1 moulded aspherical element
  • 9 aperture blades

The announcement of all this new gear might happen at the end of August (likely).

Stay tuned, we keep you posted.