Canon has announced the addition of two new wideangle tilt-shift lenses to its range.

Canon has announced the addition of two new tilt-shift lenses in the shape of the TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

Canon claim that the 17mm is currently the widest tilt-shift lens on the market, and as such is ideal for architectural and landscape photography.

Both lenses benefit from Canon’s sub-wavelength structure coating (SWC) that is designed to minimise ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections.

In addition, both lenses also offer new functionality, in that users can now rotate the direction of the tilt and shift independently of each other, thereby adding greater control to the focal plane. Canon claims that this replicates the movements of a large format view camera, making either lens particularly beneficial to product photography where specific framing and focal plane is essential.

The new lenses employ high-precision aspherical front elements to keep wideangle distortion to a minimum. Both lenses further benefit from multiple UD elements to reduce chromatic aberrations.

In related news Canon has also announced the launch of a new range of versatile, multi-functional PL-C B polarizing filters available in 52mm, 58mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm filter thread sizes.

Both lenses will be available from May, with the TS-E 17mm f/4L priced at £2750 and the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L proced at £2400.