With a Canon TS-E lens, you can control the angle of the plane of focus and the pictures perspective. The effects of large-format camera movements can be obtained with TS-E lenses for EOS cameras. Although manual focusing is required, automatic aperture control enables autoexposure and autoexposure bracketing. The tilt and shift axes intersect at a 90 angle. They can be made parallel at an authorized Canon Service Facility (modified at owners expense). The normal lens in the TS-E system, and an excellent choice for product shooting and other applications calling for a natural perspective. It allows up to 11mm of shift off-center, and even more impressive, tilting of the front standard up to 8 to modify the plane of focus. Among the TS-E 45mm f/2.8s optical highlights are a floating optical system (focusing down to 1.3 ft/0.4m), and a precise rear-group focusing system.
I'm a professional photographer. Focusing mainly on portraits, weddings, pet, and food photogrpahy. I wanted to purchase this particular lens because I heard great comments about it and knew it would expand my knowledge and creativitly in digital photography. This lens made me fall in love with photography even more. The effects you can get with the tilt and shift are endless..
The minimum focus distance is the shortest distance at which a lens can focus. In the case of digital SLR cameras, the distance to the subject is measured from the focal plane mark on the camera body, not from the front of the lens.
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.