Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8

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If you aren’t sure what this is, you don’t want it.

The TS-E 45mm f/2.8, Canon’s mid-range tilt-shift lens, allows correction of distortion for architectural work and product shots, modifications to depth of field (in focus from near field to infinity or artistic blurring), and a very accurate way to shoot multiple shots for a panorama. The 45mm TS-E is considered probably the sharpest of the original (Mk I) TS-E lenses.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

If you haven’t used one before, please note that this lens has a learning curve, is manually focused, and takes practice to use effectively. I can’t tell you exactly how much practice, just that it’s more practice than I’ve had. However, even I can get some pretty nice images, control my depth of field nicely, make a panorama easily, etc. To do architectural work, a bit of chimping with trial-and-error or a reasonable amount of photographic knowledge is necessary. Even without being an expert with tilt-shift, though, its a lens I find myself using more and more. The more I use it, the better it gets. The better it gets, the more I use it.

March, 2013

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating)
1.4 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.3 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
51 degrees
Maximum Tilt
+/- 8 degrees
Maximum Shift
+/- 11 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual only
Aperture Blades
8 curved, octagonal
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
mild to moderate ghosting, mild contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $7.00 $48.00 $55.00 $18.33
4 days $8.00 $52.00 $60.00 $15.00
7 days $10.00 $69.00 $79.00 $11.29
10 days $14.00 $93.00 $107.00 $10.70
14 days $18.00 $121.00 $139.00 $9.93
21 days $24.00 $162.00 $186.00 $8.86
30 days $30.00 $204.00 $234.00 $7.80
45 days $39.00 $266.00 $305.00 $6.78
60 days $45.00 $311.00 $356.00 $5.93
90 days $58.00 $400.00 $458.00 $5.09
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $48.00 $16.00
4 days $52.00 $13.00
7 days $69.00 $9.86
10 days $93.00 $9.30
14 days $121.00 $8.64
21 days $162.00 $7.71
30 days $204.00 $6.80
45 days $266.00 $5.91
60 days $311.00 $5.18
90 days $400.00 $4.44

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