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
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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
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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

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Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Nikon F

Tilt-shift lens

$700

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

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Competitors

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

Tilt-shift lens

Magnification More magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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