Take Creative Control over Photography with Canon’s latest range of Lenses and Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT


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Tailored for a vast range of applications, the three new L series tilt-shift lenses TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E135mm f/4L Macro and EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lenses are set to expand Canon’s line-up of lenses for professional demands


Chennai, 28th November 2017 – Canon today announced the launch of the TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO and EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM and Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT in the Indian market.

The latest addition to Canon’s TS-E series, TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E135mm f/4L Macro Lenses are equipped with advanced optical technologies and macro photography capabilities to deliver stunning images. Offering outstanding optical performance with edge-to-edge resolution, the trio Macro keses are developed to cover wide genres of photography,including studio, architecture and macro, thus rendering them perfect for users seeking to expand their shoot perspectives.

Complementing the trio lenses, the all new Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RTis an external flash unit designed for macro photography. The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT comes with dual flash heads that can be adjusted independently and removed from the mounting ring, thus making it suitable for an extensive range of close up, nature and macro photography applications.

Lastly, complementing the line-up of L series lenses, the new EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM is equipped with an image stabilisation (IS) performance of up to approximately 4 stops, a 9-blade circular aperture and silent USM motor, making it perfect for photography needs of professional and amateur photographers.

Commenting on the launch,Mr Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India, said, “Canon is committed to bringing ground-breaking innovation to end customers and elevatetheir professional and personal photography experiences.Launching today in the Indian market, the latest range of Macro, L series lenses and Macro Twin Liteare designed to meet the diverse needs of the professional as well as amateur photographers to deliver excellent image quality with high resolution, high contrast and low distortion. We are confident that the latest range of Macro products will be well-received by photography enthusiasts in the country and will help them transform the smallest details to a surreal landscape.

TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E135mm f/4L Macro Lenses


  • Superb Image Quality
  • Excellent Macro Capability to Capture Intricate Details
  • Enhanced Operability for Easy Control

Designed for outstanding optical performance, the new TS-E lenses can effectively meet the rising demand for high image quality in photography. With its moulded glass aspherical lens elements, these lenses are able to minimise distortion and chromatic aberration.  Additionally, users can enjoy edge-to-edge resolution  through the addition of two UD lenses one in the TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO and TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO and one UD lens in the TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO, which is in-built to achieve high resolution and contrast all throughout the images. In addition, users can also move the lens vertically to correct distortion using the shift function. With an increase in tilt and shift range across the three lenses, users will enjoy even greater control over the photography effects they would like to achieve.

 With an increased maximum magnification of 0.5x, the lenses are able to excel at capturing the finer details and textures of small subjects, making it a desirable gear to have for product photography. With macro photography leaning  towards short depths of field, this lens uses tilt perspective control to capture all the sharp details without any blurring from large apertures, thus enabling shooting capabilities even with a deep depth of field.

To enhance user-intuitiveness, the tilt and shift knobs are enlarged to improve operability, in addition to a tilt-locking mechanism added to reduce unintended tilting when shooting. With TS rotation, users can change the axes of movement for tilting and shifting freely simply by moving in a parallel motion to the right angles.  Alternatively, both can be combined and adjusted to accommodate varied shooting conditions.

 Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT

  • Flexible Control and Freedom of Lighting
  • Enhanced Multi-flash Function and Reduced Recycle Time
  • Improved Graphical User Interface and Operability

With dual flash heads on the mount ring, users have the flexibility to adjust the positions as desired to control the shadows and highlights on the subject when the photo is taken. The flash heads can also be detached from the mount ring, to serve as an alternative lighting option away from the camera. When focusing on a subject from a very low angle, stability is ensured as a result of the bottom cut-off design on the mount ring. Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT features high-luminance white LEDs, which are brighter than the predecessor’s (MT-24EX) krypton lamps. These are added to enable easier focusing even in low light conditions. To activate this, users simply have to press the shutter button halfway twice. With the guide number raised from 24 to 26, the flash output on Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is heightened, thus illuminating subjects more brightly.

With the reinforcement of the radio transmission wireless multi-flash shooting function on the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT, users can control up to 5 groups and 15 flash units. A step up from its predecessor, the slave flash units can be placed at a maximum distance of approximately 10m. Recycle time on the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is reduced to approximately 5.5 seconds and 3.3 seconds for quick flash, which are 1.5 seconds or 3.7 seconds for quick flash faster than its predecessor, the MT-24-EX.
To gain more flashes per charge and faster recycling time, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT can operate by using the Canon CP-E4N Battery Pack, an external power supply (Alternatively, it can be operated by alkaline batteries). Using the CP-E4N for power, the range of normal flash recycle time spans across 0.1 seconds to 2.5 seconds. Correspondingly, the quick flash recycle time range from 0.1 seconds to 2.0 seconds. The flash-per-charge rating jumps to at least 260 full power flashes (up from 100).For enhanced visibility, the new dot-matrix LCD panel of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT reflects larger, easy-to-view icons and an extended volume of displayable information. Additionally, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT inherits the operating interface of the latest Speedlite EX series, which offers greater user intuitiveness with its backlit operation buttons as well as a select dial and set button.

EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens

  • Enhanced Image Quality
  • Image Stabilisation for Crisp Images
  • Sophisticated and Durable Design Built To Last

 An addition to the current line-up of EF85mm lenses, the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM with an f/1.4 large aperture allows users to attain a shallow depth of field and shoot sharp images of subjects, while achieving soft, blurred backgrounds. Perfect for Portraiture Photography, a 9-blade circular aperture, users can easily capture pleasing and smooth bokeh effects.  To achieve all-round high image quality from the centre to all four corners of the image, the moulded glass aspheric lens corrects spherical aberration and reduces field curvature. With the Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology, ghosting and flaring are greatly minimised. This is particularly effective for incident light that is almost perpendicular to the surface.

The EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM is the first 85mm large aperture lens that comes equipped with image stabilisation (IS) technology. IS allows for the use of lower ISO for better image quality, and effectively compensates for handshake blur, especially in low light situations. Users can achieve photos in vivid clarity, despite the possibility of camera shake which is prone during hand-held shooting situations. Equipped to detect the use of a tripod, the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM will automatically cease IS functioning to allow for tripod shooting. With this feature, users may save battery life of the camera, in turn allowing for longer shooting duration.

Designed to be compact and lightweight, users will find hand-held shooting of close-up portraits more comfortable with the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM. Its focusing ring is broadened for easy access, and the switch panel is raised for a sleeker feel. Built to be resilient, the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM features a dustproof and water-resistant structure in the lens mount, switches, and focusing ring to prevent any incursion of moisture and dust. Additionally, both its front and rear lens are coated with a layer of fluorine to repel water and oil. With such protective measures, the EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM is capable of enduring extreme environment conditions and rough handling.

Product Specifications

TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO

Focal length:                           50mm

Maximum aperture:               f/2.8

Minimum focusing distance: 0.273m

Maximum magnification:       0.5x

Lens construction:                   12 elements in 9 groups

Filter size:                                77mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    114.9mm

Weight:                                   Approx. 945g

The TS-E50mm f/2.8L MACRO will be available at the price of INR 172 995/U (inclusive of all taxes)


TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO

Focal length:                           90mm

Maximum aperture:               f/2.8

Minimum focusing distance: 0.390m

Maximum magnification:       0.5x

Lens construction:                   11 elements in 9 groups

Filter size:                                77mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    116.5mm

Weight:                                   Approx. 915g


The TS-E90mm f/2.8L MACRO will be available at the price of INR 172 995/U (inclusive of all taxes)


TS-E135mm f/4L MACRO

Focal length:                           135mm

Maximum aperture:               f/4

Minimum focusing distance: 0.486m

Maximum magnification:       0.5x

Lens construction:                   11 elements in 7 groups

Filter size:                                82mm

Aperture blades:                     9

Length:                                    139.1mm

Weight:                                   Approx. 1110g


The TS-E135mm f/4L MACROwill be available at the price of INR 172 995/U (inclusive of all taxes)


EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Focal length: 85mm

Maximum aperture: f/1.4

Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m

Maximum magnification: 0.12x

Lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups

Filter size: 77mm

Aperture blades: 9

Length: 105.4mm

Weight: Approx. 950g


The EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM will be available at the price of INR 117 995/U (inclusive of all taxes)

Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT

G No. (Both tubes/one tube): 26/19

Flash coverage (top and bottom/left and right):  Approx. 65°
Recycling time (normal flash/quick flash), in-body: 5.5 sec/3.3 sec

Recycling time (normal flash/quick flash), external: 2.5 sec/2.0 sec
Power source: Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries

Wireless master function: Radio / Optical

The Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT will be available at the price of INR 64 999/U (inclusive of all taxes)

About Canon Group

Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon has been adhering to the “Kyosei” philosophy and has been striving to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, imaging devices, industrial systems and other products. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 317 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 189,571 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2015)

Canon in India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 245 own retail stores accredited as “Image Square” across 117 cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 600 towns covering 17,564 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 18 Camera repair centres, 235 Printer repair centres, 185 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In H1 2017, the imaging leader recorded a growth of 14% over the same period last year.