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

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

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

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

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).

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