Canon to launch world's first autofocus tilt-shift lenses (report)

Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L
Our mockup of the Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L

Canon is preparing to launch the first ever tilt-shift lenses with autofocus: the Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L and Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L. According to a new report, they could be announced in late 2021. 

The Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L would be an RF-mount update of one of the best tilt-shift lenses on the market, the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, while the Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L would be the widest tilt-shift lens we've ever seen (even wider than the recent Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift, the first such lens native to the RF mount, though it lacks a tilt facility). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.