TS-E135mm f/4L Macro

TS-E135mm f/4L Macro

To make comfortable shooting a reality for pro photographers in fields ranging from product photography to advertisement and fashion photography, Canon has enhanced the lineup of 135mm L lenses in the TS-E lens series. A telephoto lens with tilt-shift functionality, the TS-E135mm f/4L Macro achieves up to 0.5x magnification and is ideal even for small subjects. It features a long working distance, improves upon flexibility in lighting, and delivers impressive results in studio shooting where a variety of equipment is placed between camera and subject. The TS-E135mm f/4L Macro also enables shooting of subjects with difficult-to-capture perspective, thanks to its 135mm focal length telephoto range. Its optical system employs two optimally placed UD elements for high image quality and high contrast. It further boasts a TS revolving mechanism that responds flexibly to shooting conditions and a tilt lock mechanism that prevents unexpected change of alignment during shooting. The high-performance TS-E135mm f/4L Macro offers the professional quality image performance and operability that photographers expect of L lenses.

SAMPLE PHOTOS

  • TS-E135mm f/4L Macro, Canon EOS 5DS, 1/1250sec., f/4, ISO100
  • TS-E135mm f/4L Macro, Canon EOS 5DS, 1/125sec., f/4, ISO100
  • TS-E135mm f/4L Macro, Canon EOS 5DS, 1/125sec., f/4, ISO100
  • TS-E135mm f/4L Macro, Canon EOS 5DS, 1/125sec., f/8, ISO100

SPECS

Construction
(groups-elements)
7-11
Angle of View
(horizontal, vertical, diagonal)
15°/ 10°/ 18° (standard) *
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9
Closest Focusing Distance 0.486m
Maximum Magnification 0.5x
Water/dust Resistance -
Filter Size 82mm
Max. Diameter x Length Ø88.5 × 139.1mm
Weight Approx. 1,110g
Extension Tube EF12 II 0.62−0.09x
Extension Tube EF25 II 0.77−0.20x
Lens Cap E-82 II
Lens Hood ET-88
Lens Pouch/Case LP1424

  • UD element
  • SWC
  • Fluorine Coating

MTF Characteristics

Spatial frequency Maximum aperture
S M
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm
How to read
MTF characteristics

Spatial frequency Maximum aperture
S M
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

The more the S and M curves are in line, the more natural the blurred image becomes.

Modulation Transfer Function, or MTF, is a method of evaluating lens performance using contrast reproduction ratio. When evaluating the electrical characteristics of audio equipment, one important measure of performance is frequency response. This indicates the fidelity of the reproduced sound with respect to the source sound as it passes through the microphone, recording and playback circuits, and finally the speakers. When the reproduction is accurate, the equipment is classified as “hi-fi,” or “high fidelity.”
In the same way, when a lens is viewed as a transmission system for optical signals, measuring the frequency response of the optical system reveals whether the optical signal is transmitted faithfully. For a lens, the equivalent of frequency is “spatial frequency,” which indicates how many patterns, or cycles, of changes in sinusoidal density are present in a 1 mm width. Accordingly, the unit of spatial frequency is lines per mm, as opposed to Hz in electrical systems.

The MTF characteristics shown on this website are 10 lines/mm and 30 lines/mm, where the horizontal axis indicates image height (the distance on a diagonal line from the center of the image, in mm) with the image center set to 0, and the vertical axis indicates contrast. The closer the 10-line/mm curve is to 1, the better the contrast and clarity of the lens; the closer the 30-line/mm curve is to 1, the better the resolving power and sharpness of the lens. Although a good balance between both of these is important for a lens to be sharp and clear, a lens is generally said to offer excellent image quality if the 10-line/mm curve is greater than 0.8, or satisfactory image quality if greater than 0.6.

Resolving power and contrast are both good

Contrast is good; resolving power is poor

Resolving power is good; contrast is poor

  • *Image circle Ø67.2mm