If there’s one thing that’s been distinctly lacking from mirrorless cameras – of all brands – it’s tilt-shift lenses. Sure, they’re not exactly mainstream and pretty much all of Nikon and Canon’s tilt-shift lenses for F and EF mounts can be used on mirrorless cameras with adapters, so it’s understandable that they’ve been on the backburner.
But now, it appears that Canon is leading the charge by introducing not one but two tilt-shift lenses with autofocus into the Canon RF mount mirrorless system, according to a report on Canon Rumors. And they’re expected to be announced this year.
Tilt-shift lenses are pretty specialist stuff. They’re typically used for things like architecture or product photography where you want to correct for perspective issues when looking up at something (in the case of buildings) or down on something (in the case of some products). But they are lenses that many professionals rely on every day in order to pay the bills.
The two that are expected to be announced this year seem to be primarily leaning towards the architecture side of their usual use case, with one being the Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L and the other the Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L. Both pretty wide lenses, particularly on full-frame. Both lenses are expected to be announced (even if not shipping) at some point in “late 2021”.
There’s also, finally, expected to be a high-megapixel EOS R camera coming – a modern-day equivalent to the EOS 5DS/EOS 5DSR – although it’s not expected to be announced until the first half of 2022.
Beyond that, not much is really known at this stage, but for architectural photographers – and those who want to make the world look miniature for timelapse or get creative with portraits – it seems that Canon will soon have an answer for those who have either already switched to their RF mirrorless system or have been thinking about it.
[via Canon Rumors]