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Sep 06, 2019 22:01 |  #1

Just bought this older version 90mm tilt-shift after finding several good online reviews. What surprised me most was the compact size, similar size as my Tamron 35mm 1.8 lens. The 90mm t-se works fine on the 5DS, And also appears to work adapted on the Canon M5. The 90mm ts-e worked very good on the EOS R. I could change the aperture from the camera and also with the control ring adapter.

From the few test shots I took, it's evident right away I'm going to enjoy the general look from photos, whether scenes or portraits. I understand it has a bit less movement than the latest 90mm tilt-shift macro, but it should be plenty for what I hope to do.

An extension tube is supposed to bring this 90mm close to macro lens. Apparently the Canon Extenders can work according to reviews. I bought this used via an Amazon seller for $468 .. the condition was stated as "good" but it is actually very good to new like cosmetically.

Here's test shot at f/7.1 from about 5 feet away.


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Here's two samples. One straight aimed toward the book. The other tilted bringing more text and page into focus. The lens was rotated for tilting up or down.


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Another pair, with the lens rotated for tilt either left or right.


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Sep 08, 2019 04:39 as a reply to  @ mdvaden's post |  #4

Nice!

Do notice the bokeh both in background and foreground. They are equally good, no matter what aperture you use. It is another reason for me to love the TS-Es :).

BTW, I recently traded my TS-E 45 and TSE 90 for a TS-E 135L Macro. Still plan on picking up the two I don;t have in my collection yet ;). The TS-Es and the MP-E 65 are some of the main reasons why I went with Canon 14 years ago :).

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Sep 08, 2019 14:51 |  #5

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Nice!

Do notice the bokeh both in background and foreground. They are equally good, no matter what aperture you use. It is another reason for me to love the TS-Es :).

BTW, I recently traded my TS-E 45 and TSE 90 for a TS-E 135L Macro. Still plan on picking up the two I don;t have in my collection yet ;). The TS-Es and the MP-E 65 are some of the main reasons why I went with Canon 14 years ago :).

Kind regards, Wim

The tilt shift was a reminder of how broad a range of products Canon has to develop, and has developed over the years. Likewise the recent Canon 470EX-ai auto/semi-auto flash I just bought. The tilt shift will be new ground for me to explore.

Of all the 1st versions, I read the 90mm was still one of the better choices. If I found the right reviews, the 45mm may be another good 1st version to get.


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Sep 14, 2019 10:41 as a reply to  @ mdvaden's post |  #6

Even the old TS-E 24L (Mark I) is a darn good lens, despite it being talked into the ground every so often.

I have used that too for semi-macro shots, and it si darm good too :).

The 45 I mostly used for architecture amd product shots, the 24 for landscape, architecure and semi-macro, the 90 mostly for product shots and macro, although it does well for portraiture as well. Never used it much for the latter, as I also had the 85L II, and still have the 135L.

One of the resaons to acquire the TS-E 135L Macro recently (and exchange the 45 and 90 for that) is exactly that, for macro, and for product shots, and of course the improved tilt-/shift-mechanism, apart from this being a newer, better lens design.

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Oct 09, 2019 23:17 |  #7

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Even the old TS-E 24L (Mark I) is a darn good lens, despite it being talked into the ground every so often.

I have used that too for semi-macro shots, and it si darm good too :).

Thanks for the insight.

Used this 90mm last weekend for some decor at a wedding. It was a pleasure to use.


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