Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Tilt-Shift Macro Lens Review

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Tilt-Shift Macro Lens Angle View

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Tilt-Shift Macro Lens Side View

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Tilt-Shift Macro Lens MTF Chart Comparison

17mm | 24mm | 50mm | 90mm | 135mm

Canon refers to the thick lines as showing contrast (10 lp/mm) measurements and the thin lines as showing resolution (30 lp/mm) measurements. The solid lines show sagittal (lines radiating from center to the image circle periphery) results while the dashed lines show meridional (lines perpendicular to the sagittal lines) results. The black lines indicate a wide open aperture while the blue lines show results at f/8. The left side of the chart shows center-of-the-image-circle measurement and the right side shows peripheral measurement. The higher the lines, the better the lens performs. When all of the lines get crushed into the top of the chart, the lens promises to be amazing.

The complete review-time-current set of Canon TS-E tilt-shift lenses are included in the first row of results. The second row includes a pair of being-replaced tilt-shift and a similar focal length non-tilt-shift lens option. Keep in mind that the 50 f/1.2L's wide open measurements are from f/1.2, a vastly-wider aperture than f/2.8.

The MTF charts show that the new TS-E 50 is expected to be considerably sharper than the TS-E 45 model it is replacing. Expected is that the new tilt-shift "L" is going to deliver very sharp results.

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