Canon Shift & Tilt Lens 45mm (EF Mount)

Perspective distorting lens


The Canon  L series shift & tilt lenses give cinematographers and photographers creative control over perspective and depth of field in their images.


Lens Groupset

Canon Shift and Tilt


EF Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Full Frame, Super-35

Lens Type

Autofocus Lens

Canon TS-E shift & tilt series lenses are speciality lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras. The Canon TS-E range has significantly improved operability with low distortion when photographing buildings, consistent image quality throughout the image and reduced chromatic aberration when shooting at fixed focal lengths.

The manual iris ring, allows full compatibility with cameras made by other manufacturers, so that the iris can be operated manually.

3 versions of these lenses are available from VMI – 17mm/F4, 24mm/F3.5 & 45mm/F4.

The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 is a tilt-and-shift lens offering an angle of view similar to that of a 50mm standard lens. Tilt and shift mechanisms provide complete control over depth of field and perspective.

The image in the parade was taken with a 45mm tile and shift lens and both are in focus.


  • 45mm tilt and shift lens
  • Natural perspective with image control
  • ± 8° tilt and ±11mm shift
  • Rear focusing system
  • Non-rotating front element
  • A specialist tilt-and-shift lens offering a natural perspective.
  • Filter size: 72mm

Natural perspective with movements

A standard focal length lens featuring tilt and shift movements. A floating optical system, and rear focusing mechanism ensure sharp images from 0.4m to infinity. The 45mm focal length is ideal for obtaining a natural-looking perspective.

Wide range of movement

The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 offers amazing flexibility, enabling a photographer to control the depth of field and perspective with ±8° of tilt, ±11mm shift and ±90° of rotation. The tilt-and-shift mechanism also features locks to ensure that unwanted movements are avoided.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera’s sensor.

Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 45 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Canon EF
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.40 m (15.75)
Max magnification 0.16×
Weight 645 g (1.42 lb)
Length 90 mm (3.55)
Canon 45mm Shift & Tilt Lens (EF)
Lens Front Cap 72mm
Lens End Cap EOS

Flight Case Case: 30 x 26 x 19cm   2.20kg
Country Of Origin: Japan

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