differences

Reasons to consider the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 90 mm vs 45 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 74 mm vs 81 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly more magnification 1:3.4 (0.3) vs 1:6.2 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 80% larger in your photo
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Reasons to consider the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8

Better wide angle 45 mm vs 90 mm
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2x better wide angle
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Tilt-shift Both are tilt-shift lenses Help
Incredible selective focus
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Competitors

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

Tilt-shift lens

$1,899

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Canon EF

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Canon EF

Low light lens

$779

Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Nikon F

Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Nikon F

Tilt-shift lens

$739 - $750

Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Competitors

Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D

Tilt-shift lens

$1,977

Magnification More magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$949

Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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