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

BH #CA5028LTSE • MFR #2273C002
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two UD Elements, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
Characterized by its close-focusing and perspective control capabilities, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro from Canon is a normal-length tilt-shift lens well-suited for product, tabletop, architectural, and interior photography. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control, and +/- 12mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition, and a tilt-locking mechanism can be used while shooting for more stability. A minimum focus distance of 10.6" and a maximum magnification of 0.5x are also benefitted by the range of movements for more control over depth of field when photographing close-up subjects.
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Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Overview

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Characterized by its close-focusing and perspective control capabilities, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro from Canon is a normal-length tilt-shift lens well-suited for product, tabletop, architectural, and interior photography. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control, and +/- 12mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition, and a tilt-locking mechanism can be used while shooting for more stability. A minimum focus distance of 10.6" and a maximum magnification of 0.5x are also benefitted by the range of movements for more control over depth of field when photographing close-up subjects.

Complementing the operation of the lens, this L-series prime is also distinguished by its optical design that features a pair of Ultra-Low Dispersion elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations as well as one aspherical element to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion. Individual elements also feature both Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color neutrality.

Perspective control, tilt-shift lens affords +/- 12mm of shift and +/- 8.5° of tilt, and both types of movements can be applied independently, and parallel or perpendicular to one another. Additionally, the tilt and shift functions can be rotated +/- 90° in any direction for applying the movements in distinct directions.
Tilt-locking mechanism and a large tilt knob benefit operation and ensure the lens stays in place while shooting.
Two ultra-low dispersion elements help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
One aspherical element minimizes spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness.
Both Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.
A minimum focusing distance of 10.6" along with a maximum magnification of 0.5x benefits working with close-up subjects.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 013803291094

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Tilt-Shift+/- 8.5° Tilt
+/- 12 mm Shift
Minimum Focus Distance10.63" / 27 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.42 x 4.52" / 86.9 x 114.9 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.55" / 141 mm
Weight2.08 lb / 945 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 6 x 6"

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Reviews

A revelation!

By robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-18

Currently using all Canon L series primes Thought they were great lenses until I purchased this one. Absolutely amazing.

Incredible lens

By Oliver
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-22

This is a really great lens! It's razor-sharp and built like a tank. I mostly use the shift function for straight lines in architecture and interior photography, although I've also been using it to stitch together panoramas (you can basically double the resolution of your camera doing and you get less distortion in the images because of the longer focal length.) The 50mm focal length is also great for detail shots and portraits. I highly recommend it!

The best shop ever

By Alon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-17

Hope to visit you in store ASAP!! Thanks for great service as always.

Outstanding!!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-06

Every bit as sharp as my 24 TS-E, possibly a hair sharper. Using it for architectural photography.

A shame, this lens falls short of being excellent

By michael
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-11

Optically, Canon's TSE 50mm is an excellent lens. It performs as expected with both shift and tilt. However as a lens designed for manual focus it falls short of being an excellent lens overall - the focus throw is too short making accurate focus far more difficult than necessary. It's a shame, why would you build a lens requiring manual focus with a short focus throw? With a long throw, you can ease into tack sharp focus. As it is tack sharp focus is difficult to achieve because you can't fine tune the focus. There was no need for this, Canon could easily have designed the lens with far better manual focus than they did.

no 360 rotation for shifting

By brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-10

The annoying thing about all these Canon TSE lenses is that they dont fully rotate for shifting. You might just need to rotate one click and then realize that youve come to the end and then have rotate almost a full circle in the other direction just to shift. The focus is also super tight and torques my adapter. Ideally it would have a similar resistance as the 24mm TSE. Otherwise, a great lens.

Great do all lens

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-24

In the early days, most cameras were essentially tilt- shift in design. That was an essential part of composure that was lost over time. The 50mm TS- E is a perfect do- all lens size. The ability to shoot panorama and macro is an added bonus. Sharper and noticeably higher resolution than the 50mm f/ 1.2L, and especially in landscape. The tilt function can add an interesting twist to portraiture. Quality is superb and the function is smooth. If you want to eliminate soft corner focus, this is the lens that can do that due to the glass size. My 1DX MK3 has a focus arrow feature and face recognition for this lens that makes it super accurate and almost as fast as an auto-focus lens. Definitely 10 out of 10.

My new main lens - love it

By Angela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-22

This is an incredible upgrade from the last series of tilt shift lenses from Canon. If this is the type of lens you shoot with - wait no more. Absolutely gorgeous color and clarity. I hope someday to get the entire line up - I love them so much.

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