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Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

Flare Examples

The Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro delivers a very sharp high contrast image. However, with a tilt/shift lens, the angle of view is much wider than what is being recorded, so take care to exclude extraneous light.

As with most lens hoods, coverage is marginal even for non-shift lenses. In the case of the 135/4L TS-E, the lens hood must admit light for the lens fully shifted as well. Hence it cannot exclude light very effectively.

This page shows examples with and without shielding the lens from non-image-forming light.

Example: Sprinter underbody — shielded vs unshielded

12mm rise, 2° tilt.

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Variants Unshielded,Shielded available in full article
f13 @ 1/13 sec tilt 2°, ISO 50; 2018-06-25 08:22:48
Canon EOS 5DS R + Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L RAW: ift12 Shadows

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