Canon Introduces 3 Tilt Shift, 85mm f/1.4 and EOS M100 Mirrorless Cameras

Canon had a big announcement event today with several new products including 4 new lenses a new camera and a macro flash system.

Here are some of the details of what was announced:

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM is a new L lens in the Canon line coming between the 85mm f/1.2 and the 85mm f/1.8 lenses (and no it will not replace either of those). Here are some specs for this lens:

  • EF Full-Frame coverage.
  • Aperture of f/1.4 to f/32
  • Includes 14 elements in 10 groups )including 1 GMo Aspherical Element).
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Has a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor
  • Includes an optical image stabilization (up to 4 stops – the first Canon to have this in this focal range).
  • Dust- and water-resistant construction.
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Min focus distance – 85cm.
  • Filter thread – 77mm.
  • Weight – 950 grams/2 pounds.
  • Price: $1600 (arriving in mid-November 2017).

B&H look at the new Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS

YouTube player

Canon’s own look at the new 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

YouTube player

Besides the 85mm Canon also introduced 3 new tilt shift lenses – a 50mm, 90mm and a very special, long 135mm – all MF Macro lenses (with 1:2 magnification). All 3 lenses are pretty similar in design but have some differences in internal construction as you might expect.

The 135mm is an f/4 (while the other two are f/2.8 lenses), it has 2 ultra-low dispersion Elements (out of a total of 11 elements in 7 groups) min focus distance of 49cm, Maximum Tilt: +/- 10° and Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm.

The Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift also has 2 ultra-low dispersion Elements (out of a total of 12 elements in 9 groups) min focus distance of 27cm, Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5° and Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm.

Finally, the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift has 1 ultra-low dispersion and one aspherical  Element (out of a total of 11 elements in 9 groups) min focus distance of 39cm, Maximum Tilt: +/- 10° and Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm.

All three lenses are priced at $2200

An introducing Canon’s new Tilt Shift lenses

YouTube player

The fifth product announced today was the EOS M100 – an entry-level mirrorless camera (successor to the EOS M10) with a 24.2MP sensor, Dual Pixel autofocus, DIGIC 7 processor, 1080/60p video and 4 fps burst shooting with continuous AF.

The M100 will ship in October for $600 with the 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, or $950 with 15-45mm and 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM.

A short Canon introduction video  on the new EOS M100

YouTube player

The final product announced was the MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite – this macro flash system is וpdated with the 2.4 GHz wireless triggering system (also found in the 600EX/ II-RT and 430EX III-RT Speedlites). It uses two detachable, rotatable heads for controlled lighting of nearby subjects and has removable diffusers, and an LCD screen.

The  MT-26EX-RT is a pretty expensive unit selling at just under $990 (starting in November 2017).

If you don’t want to miss any new photography related product be sure to check out our product photography section on our photo gear channel.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.