Canon have just announced the replacement to the 85mm f/1.2L, the slower, but optically improved 85mm f/1.4L IS USM. For fans of tilt-shift Canon have also announced three new lenses- the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro, and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
A lot of people were expecting a long over due update for the popular 85mm f/1.2L, but instead Canon have announced a slightly slower 85mm f/1.4L IS USM. Canon claim that despite the new 85mm being slower, they have improved both the optical design and image stabilisation.
Canon say that the new optical image stabilisation system compensates for up to four stops of camera shake making it more effective to use handheld or in low-light conditions. The 85mm f/1.4L IS USM also features a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor for quick, quiet autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override.
Canon say that the new optical layout uses one glass-molded aspherical element to help control spherical aberrations and distortions. All the elements feature an Air Sphere coating to suppress flare and ghosting.
Like other L series lenses it is weather-sealed for working in varying environmental conditions. The new 85mm f/1.4L IS USM will retail for $1599US, which is $300US cheaper than the 85mm f/1.2L.
TS-E Macro Tilt-Shift Lenses
Canon have three new specialised tilt-shift lenses. The widest of these three is the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro, which pairs a normal focal length and 10.6″ minimum focusing distance with the ability to tilt +/- 8.5° and shift +/- 12mm for adjusting the plane of focus and straightening converging lines. The TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro will retail for $2,199US
The second new tilt-shift is the longer TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro, which has a 1.3′ minimum focusing distance. It has a +/- 10° tilting range and the same +/- 12mm shift range of the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro. Both of the above mentioned lenses have 0.5x magnification. The TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro will retail for $2,199US.
The last new tilt-shift lens is quite unique given its long focal length.The TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro offers +/- 10° of tilt and +/- 12mm of shift. The TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro will also retail for $2,199US.
Canon also released an entry level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, which will retail for $599US. This camera features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor. As far as video functionality goes it’s limited to Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 60 fps.