Canon recently announced four new lenses to their EF family and a new macro ring flash too. I would be sharing key information and details on the new lenses and new macro ring flash by Canon.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM

There are currently two lenses in the 85mm category, the EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM and EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. This new EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM fits in nicely for photographers, giving them options to choose from the 85mm category.

The EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM is going to attract portrait photographers, perfect for both professional and amateur photographers, equipped with an image stabilisation (IS) performance of up to approximately 4 stops, a 9-blade circular aperture and silent USM motor.

This lens get my attention because I am looking for an 85mm and the f/1.4 aperture suits me nicely. Looking forward to the sharpness and bokeh with the EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM lens!

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM will be advised at a later date.

Specification Summary

EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Focal length:                            85mm

Maximum aperture:                  f/1.4

Minimum focusing distance:    0.85m

Maximum magnification:          0.12x

Lens construction:                  14 elements in 10 groups

Filter size:                                77mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    105.4mm

Weight: Approx.                      950g

3 x New Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses

There are three new Canon Tit-Shift Lenses announced! They are the TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO.

Equipped with advanced optical technologies, and macro photography capability, the latest additions to Canon’s TS-E series offer outstanding optical performance with edge-to-edge resolution. This trio of creative lenses are developed to cover wide genres such as studio, architecture and macro photography, thus rendering them perfect for users seeking to expand their shooting perspectives.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO will be advised at a later date.

Specification Summary

TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO

Focal length:                            50mm

Maximum aperture:                  f/2.8

Minimum focusing distance:    0.273m

Maximum magnification:          0.5x

Lens construction:                  12 elements in 9 groups

Filter size:                                77mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    114.9mm

Weight:                                    Approx. 945g

TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO

Focal length:                            90mm

Maximum aperture:                  f/2.8

Minimum focusing distance:    0.390m

Maximum magnification:          0.5x

Lens construction:                  11 elements in 9 groups

Filter size:                                77mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    116.5mm

Weight:                                    Approx. 915g

TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO

Focal length:                            135mm

Maximum aperture:                  f/4

Minimum focusing distance:    0.486m

Maximum magnification:          0.5x

Lens construction:                  11 elements in 7 groups

Filter size:                                82mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    139.1mm

Weight:                                    Approx. 1110g

Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT

Canon launched the new Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT, an external flash unit designed for macro photography. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is designed with dual flash heads that can be adjusted independently and removed from the mounting ring, thus making it suitable for an extensive range of close up, nature and macro photography applications.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT will be advised at a later date.

Specification Summary

Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT

G No. (Both tubes/one tube):                                      26/19

Flash coverage (top and bottom/left and right):         Approx. 65°

Recycling time (normal flash/quick flash), in-body:    5.5 sec/3.3 sec

Recycling time (normal flash/quick flash), external:   2.5 sec/2.0 sec

Power source:                                                            Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries

Wireless master function:                                           Radio / Optical

For more information, visit Canon Singapore EF lenses website! 

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *