Three new Canon TS-E lenses are rumored to be announced at Photokina 2014, the world’s largest digital imaging event taking place in Cologne, Germany this September.
More than one year has passed since the rumor mill has begun talking about a couple of new tilt-shift lenses that would be announced by Canon “soon”.
The problem is that this rumor has never materialized, meaning that the sought-after replacements for the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm f/2.8 have not been revealed, yet.
Earlier this year, it has been mentioned that the products will become official during the Photokina 2014. Well, inside sources are back with more details, claiming that not two, but three new Canon TS-E lenses will be unveiled during the event.
Canon poised to unveil new tilt-shift lenses during Photokina 2014
As Canon is preparing to release three new tilt-shift lenses, the gossip talks are also including some words about the focal lengths and apertures of the products.
The replacement for the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 version will feature an identical focal length and aperture. The improvements will most likely focus on image quality, although users would not mind if it were to become lighter and more compact.
On the other hand, the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens replacement will provide a longer focal length, while the aperture remains unknown. It is unclear why Canon has chosen to extend the focal, but we should remember that this is a rumor, so we should not jump into conclusions, yet.
The third lens is also unknown. However, sources are speculating that we may be looking at a macro tilt-shift model. If such version does become available, then we should expect it to be very expensive.
The three new Canon TS-E lenses will be joined by seven other optics in 2014
In recent times, the rumors about new Canon lenses have intensified. This makes us believe that we may finally enter the company’s so-called “year of the lens”.
At the beginning of 2014, a report was claiming that no less than 10 optics will be introduced by the Japanese company by the end of the year. Well, more than four months have passed and we have been treated only with rumors so far.
The manufacturer is rumored to launch a couple of wide-angle zoom lenses in the near future. The optics are EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM.
Additionally, a new EF 100-400mm model is also believed to be unveiled soon. This would take the total up to six, meaning that we might get four other lenses by the end of 2014.