The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 115mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR with a length of 39mm is 76mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro also has a larger diameter of 87mm compared to Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR's 73mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR weighs 144g, which means it is 801g (84%) lighter than the Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro which has a weight of 945g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Perspective Control Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Perspective Control Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is also available in Fujifilm X , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 72mm.
Canon TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80mm.