The Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens takes an L-series optical formula, includes two UD lens elements, and adds extensive tilt-and shift movements for a combination of precision and quality. Delivering reliable and versatile use both in the studio and in the field, it has large, easily operated knobs and locking mechanisms, sophisticated construction, plus a convenient minimum focusing distance of 27cm. As part of Canon’s expanded line of TS-E lenses ranging from ultra-wide angle to mid-telephoto, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro offers a level of performance that can be ideal for working professionals and enthusiasts alike.
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum Focusing Distance of 27cm
- Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Optimized Lens Coatings
Two UD Lens Elements Help Reduce Chromatic Aberration
The TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro is designed to deliver the image quality necessary for detailed, high-resolution image capture. Two UD Glass lenses in a 12-element optical formula help to minimize chromatic aberration. The TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro's optics deliver gorgeous, high-resolution images with sharp edge-to-edge detail.
Optimized Lens Coating for Ghosting and Flare Reduction
To help minimize the ghosting and flare that reflected light can cause on image capture, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro features Canon's ASC and SWC coatings. Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology is designed to help significantly minimize reflections, particularly with light that enters the lens vertically. It adds a protective film that includes air spheres over the lens's conventional multi-layer coatings, enhancing its ability to capture virtually glare-free images. Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) helps reduce flaring and ghosting caused by light hitting the lens at large angles. Combined, the ASC and SWC coatings help the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro capture wonderfully clear images with high contrast and minimal glare.
Increased Tilt Range of ±8.5°
For greater flexibility in shooting, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro has an enhanced tilt range of ±8.5° to deliver a higher level of control. Whether focusing on a subject not parallel to the camera's sensor, increasing or decreasing the lens's depth of field or establishing a specific plane of focus, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro's enlarged tilt range can prove indispensable in defining the composition.
Increased Shift Range of ±12mm
For expansive control, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro features an incredibly large shift range of ±12mm, enabling seemingly impossible image capture with ease. This increased range helps the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro eliminate converging lines, reflections or nearby objects from the composition, recompose the image without moving the camera and even capture a wider angle of view through photo stitching.
Minimum Focusing Distance of 27cm
With a minimum focusing distance of 27cm, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro is incredibly well-suited for close-up photography. Combined with its expanded range of movements, its minimum focusing distance helps make sharp and detailed close-up images with specifically defined depth of field a reality.
Maximum Magnification of 0.5x
Thanks to a maximum magnification of 0.5x, the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro is well-suited for capturing images of small objects. Whether shooting photos of still life, product photography or anything in between, its combination of maximum magnification, close focusing distance and expanded movements enables a truly phenomenal level of control for even the most challenging subjects.
- Large tilt and shift knobs for increased operability.
- Fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 for great low light performance and depth of field control.
- A tilt-locking mechanism keeps the lens in the zero position, helping to prevent unintended movement when in use.