The Canon introduced its first telephoto prime tilt – shift Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens in April, 1991. With the tilt – shift capability, the wide angle lens can control the image’s perception and the angle of plane focus. The tilt – shift functions can be used combined or independently to correct secondary distortions, control over the zone of focus and adjust the shooting or zooming range. The tilt and shift functions also produce special effects which is impossible for ordinary lenses. The Canon’s 90mm telephoto lens is extremely sharp with an amazing saturation and high contrast. The 90mm f/2.8 lens is the lightest and smallest lens with the weight of 19.9 oz / 565 g. The lens measures 88 mm in length x 74 mm in diameter / 3.5 in. x 2.9 in. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens is extremely wide open from corner to corner on a full frame body and slightly sharper than the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens.
The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens presents floating optical system with polished and ground Aspherical front element which makes this prime lens more sharp from infinity down to 0.3 m / 1 ft and offers distortion free superb image quality. The rubberized focus ring of the lens is very smooth and properly sized. Both full depth of field and distance scales are available. The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens has a 58 mm filter size which is smallest among the Canon’s others TS – E lenses. The lens barrel and mount of the telephoto prime lens is made up of metal. The lens offers an excellent picture quality and superb color balance with the help of impressive 8 diaphragm blades. CA (chromatic aberration), distortion and vignetting are very well controlled.
The optical construction of the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens made of 6 elements in 5 groups. Gaussian optics delivers terrific bokeh (background blur quality) and high – quality delineation. The diagonal angle of view of this wonderful lens is 27°. The lens utilizes linear extension system and manual focus. The lens is supreme tool for more advanced and unique photography. The lens shows awesome results when used for landscape, portrait and product photography. This lens has a focal length range of 90 mm and maximum magnification of 0.29x. The lens is compatible with APS – H, APS – C and full frame cameras. The Canon 12mm Extension tube and 25mm Extension tube allow magnification of .43x and 0.6x respectively.
Specifications of Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens:-
- Name – Canon TS-E 28mm f/2.8 lens
- Released date – April, 1991
- Lens type – telephoto prime tilt – shift lens
- Camera Mount type – Canon EF
- Image circle – 35 mm
- Focus type – Manual Focus
- Max Length at Full Extension – 3.9 in.
- Maximum aperture – f/2.8
- Minimum aperture – f/32
- Number of diaphragm blades – 8
- Maximum Format Size – 35 mm FF
- Lens construction – 5 elements in 6 groups, including 1 aspherical element
- Diagonal angle of view – 27°
- Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.29 x
- Materials – metal mount, metal barrel
- Closest focus distance –1.6 ft / 0.5 m
- Dimensions – 3.9 in. x 2.9 in. (42 mm x 67 mm)
- Weight – 1.2 lb / 565 g
- Filter size – 58 mm
- Focus Adjustment – overall linear extension system
- AF motor type – Manual