Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens

Replacement Value : $1689
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Focal Length


Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Lens Mount

Canon EF

Format Compatibility


Angle of View



+/- 8° Tilt
+/- 11 mm Shift

Maximum Magnification


Minimum Focus Distance

1.31' / 40 cm

Optical Design

10 Elements in 9 Groups

Diaphragm Blades

8, Rounded

Focus Type

Manual Focus

Image Stabilization


Filter Size

72 mm (Front)

Dimensions (ø x L)

3.19 x 3.55" / 81 x 90.1 mm


1.4 lb / 645 g

- Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens (CA4528TSE)
- B+W 72mm Protective Filter (FL-72)
- 72mm Lens Hood (LH-72)
- Lens Front Cap
- Lens Rear Cap
- Lens Pouch (MR-LP)

Movri provides Lens & Camera Rentals for professional photographers, videographers, filmmakers, and photography/videography hobbyists.

The Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift is a special purpose lens that allows one to tilt and to shift the lens to mimic the movements of large format cameras for serious landscape, studio, tabletop, and architectural photography. The 45mm TS-E is probably the sharpest of the Mark I TS-E lenses.

Independently Rotating Tilt and Shift Axes
The tilt-shift function on this 45mm f/2.8 lens allows adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8º and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-11mm. The tilt and shift functions can be rotated +/- 90° for applying the movements in distinct directions and Tilt-locking mechanism ensures the lens stays in place while shooting. Both tilt and shift can be engaged singly and in combination. The most common use of the shift function is to correct convergence while the tilt function is commonly associated with "miniature" appearing images. You can also use this lens without tilting or shifting as a "normal view" lens (but note that there is no autofocus function).

The lens also employs a floating optical system and rear focusing design to maintain image quality throughout the focusing range, from 1.3' to infinity. The lens mount itself can rotate left or right by 90º in 30º click-stop increments and a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual element to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. Movri Canada, providing the mail-delivery system, is set out to make the gear available at more affordable prices through online rentals.

  • The Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift lens is compatible with Canon EF mount cameras in both full frame and crop frame sensors. The focal length equivalent on crop frame sensors is 72mm.

  • This lens is ideal for fine art, street photography, commercial work, and architecture.

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