Pros and Cons: Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens

The Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens is a favorite among the photographer community for capturing tilt shift photographs to create false miniatures of giant objects. Below are the pros and cons associated with this lens.

Pros of the Cannon 90mm

The Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens is an excellent combination of engineering and art that provides a sharp focus with some great contrast and saturation. In the wide-open, it is one the sharpest offerings from Cannon; and that includes corner sharpness as well. The Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens is a bit sharper when compared to the 45mm version. This is especially noticeable when looking at the corners on a fuller framed body.

One of the best parts is that the Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens also has a highly negligible amount of light decrease, fall-off, even in the wide-open mode (until or unless it is actually shifted closer to its limits when on a fuller frame body). The distortion on the Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens is also very well controlled and regulated.

You will also notice that the CA is highly controlled on the Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens. This is a much better than the TS-E lenses. The Canon 90mm Tilt Shift Lens features a very high Flare-resistance. The flare will only appear when the sun is actually captured in the picture or if any other extreme light sources are captured.

Cons of the Cannon 90mm

One of the cons with the Canon 90mm Tilt Shift is that the full shift decreases sharpness of the picture and creates some problems with the auto exposure. The lenses themselves are not designed for any parallel movements. Contacting Cannon Services can help improve this. However, trying to do this on your own can be extremely risky and result in lens failure.