Canon is rumored to reveal new tilt-shift lenses at Photokina 2014, while scheduling a special event on April 24 in Hong Kong.
Replacing its tilt-shift lenses is one of Canon’s main targets during the “year of the lenses”, sources have revealed. This year is not living up to the expectations, as we have discussed on numerous occasions, but everything should change at the Photokina 2014 when several new products are rumored to become official.
The latest event in a long series of the Photokina 2014 announcements consists of some new Canon tilt-shift lenses. They have been said to be revealed in 2013, but this deadline was already missed months ago, so inside sources are now claiming that we will see them in early September.
New Canon tilt-shift lenses to have L designation, coming at Photokina 2014
Although rumors should not be means of raising your expectations, human nature prevents us from doing otherwise. Either way, this time it appears that the information comes from a trusted source who has been right in the past, so tilt-shift photography fans should look ahead with hope towards the Photokina 2014.
The source has confirmed that the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens is being replaced by a new model. However, the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens will live on. The second tilt-shift optic scheduled for this year’s Photokina will have a focal length longer than 90mm, but it will definitely not serve as a replacement for the 90mm version.
Nevertheless, both will be “L” optics. This designation refers to a high-end Canon lens aimed at professional photographers. An L lens will provide higher image quality and it is more durable than conventional Canon lenses as well as more expensive.
Amazon is currently selling the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens for a price under $1,400, while the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens can be purchased for an identical price.
Canon posts teaser on Facebook, invites us to an event in Hong Kong on April 24
In the meantime, Canon has officially begun teasing a product launch event for April 24. The teaser has only been posted by the company’s Hong Kong division on Facebook.
This could be a local event and might not offer a breakthrough device, but we will keep an eye out in order to make sure that you do not miss the latest Canon news.
The rumor mill has not made any predictions regarding this event, so you will have to stay tuned to learn all the details.