Chinese lens specialist TTArtisan has launched its first tilt-shift lens, for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fujifilm X mirrorless camera mounts. TTArtisan Tilt&Shift 100mm F/2.8 2X Ultra Macro is a telephoto macro lens with a maximum 2:1 magnification, making it ideal for photographing insects and other miniature subjects. The lens is now on sale for an impressively-low price of just $389 / £317 (about AU$600).
The new lens joins the tilt-only TTArtisan Tilt 50mm F1.4 – but offers shift and macro-focusing capabilities, to give it more appeal to wildlife and product photographers. The lens offers up to 6mm of shift, and up to 8° of tilt, and can be rotated 90° clockwise or anticlockwise.
Tilt-shift lenses allow you to move the lens's position relative to the sensor - up and down, side to side, and at an angle. This allows you to correct for or exaggerate distortion in the image, and lets you increase or decrease depth of field without having to adjust the aperture value.
Mount: Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X
Image stabilization: No
Full frame: Yes
Lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
Angle of view: 45 degrees
Diaphragm blades: 12
Minimum aperture: f/22
Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
Tilt angle: +- 8 degrees
Shift amount: +- 6mm
Filter size: 67mm
Price and availablity
TTArtisan Tilt-Shift 100mm F/2.8 2X Ultra Macro is available to buy now and costs $389 / £317 – shipping will begin at the beginning of June. The lens is supplied with a detachable cold shoe that screws into the top of the lens, and which can be used to provide targeted lighting for macro subjects.