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Aug 29, 2017 04:02 |  #1

3 new lenses released from Canon, all tilt shift which could produce some interesting shots.

http://www.canonrumors​.com …ee-new-tilt-shift-lenses/ (external link)


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Sep 01, 2017 11:57 |  #2

only go to 0.5x


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Sep 01, 2017 14:52 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #3

Yes that's a downside, and I'm surprised Canon are advertising them as macro lenses because of that.


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Sep 02, 2017 12:18 |  #4

"Macro" is often a term of art thrown into lens advertising without being defined.

My ProMaster 70-300mm non-stabilized zoom from about 2008 says "macro" too. I certainly wouldn't use it for that.




  
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Sep 02, 2017 12:55 |  #5

Temma wrote in post #18442902 (external link)
"Macro" is often a term of art thrown into lens advertising without being defined....

The two definitions I have seen are:
1. Lens capable of rendering the subject life size on the sensor/film.
2. Lens capable of rendering the subject life size on a print. (this always seemed fuzzy to me)

I have always considered #1 a macro photo.


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Sep 02, 2017 14:08 |  #6

gjl711 wrote in post #18442920 (external link)
The two definitions I have seen are:
1. Lens capable of rendering the subject life size on the sensor/film.
2. Lens capable of rendering the subject life size on a print. (this always seemed fuzzy to me)

I have always considered #1 a macro photo.

It's not at all unusual to see companies, for marketing purposes, stretch the definition to lenses capable of producing images of less than subject life size.

I disagree with such usages, but I have no control over the users.




  
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Sep 02, 2017 15:14 |  #7

Temma wrote in post #18442979 (external link)
It's not at all unusual to see companies, for marketing purposes, stretch the definition to lenses capable of producing images of less than subject life size.

I disagree with such usages, but I have no control over the users.

Oh, I know, some stretch it really far. :)


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Sep 06, 2017 08:13 |  #8

I thinking Nikon have have a .5x macro perspective control lens for a while so this is filling a missing market area.

Of course for archecture the normal 24 and 17 mm T&S lenses are the thing.

These are probably more directed for product photography where the magnification is enough and the persoective control essential.

I am trying to rememember but I think only the old 24mm T&S was updated and not the 45 and 90 mm, so I guess these replace those (at a cost).


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Sep 14, 2017 06:49 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #9

In the old film days a lot of macro lenses only went to 1/2 times life size without an adapter or tube. And 35mm film was the size of FF. So the frame width was only 72mm, roughly the same I get with my Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II on a crop sensor body.

The 135mm lens looks quite interest for macro. Although ideally it could do with a rotating tripod mount (I realise that would be difficult with all the tilt and shift apparatus at the back.




  
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