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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L And 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L And 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens - Canon has launched two new DSLR lenses,the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.

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Canon has launched two new lenses.

The lenses are new additions to its world-famous EF lens series with the launch of two models designed for enthusiasts and professionals – the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM. Offering first-class optical technologies alongside highly compact designs, the new lenses are perfect for a range of creative purposes, including reportage, landscape, portrait, and travel photography.

Ideal for use alongside DSLRs like the new EOS 6D, both new lenses utilise the latest Canon technologies to consistently deliver superb results. Both include aspherical lenses and Super Spectra Coatings optimised for each individual element, Canon’s industry-leading Image Stabilizer (IS) technology and Ultrasonic Motors for superfast Auto Focus (AF) – providing outstanding optical performance. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is also the latest lens to feature Hybrid IS, delivering shake-free shots at any distance, including at macro focal lengths.
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM – high performance, high flexibility, Hybrid IS

The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the latest addition to Canon’s elite L-series, and expands the range of standard zoom EF lenses available for both professional and amateur photographers. Ideal for reportage and wedding photography, it combines an essential everyday focal range with a premium quality L-series construction, delivering consistently sharp, professional-quality stills in a range of different situations. A new macro function also optimises the placement of lens groups during macro photography, allowing shooting at a maximum magnification of 0.7x – reducing the need for photographers to carry a dedicated macro lens.

Its first-class optical system includes two aspherical elements alongside two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lenses, each with optimised Super Spectra Coatings to minimise chromatic aberration, colour blurring and flare. A constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range provides photographers with exceptional creative control, allowing blurring of the background of a scene at all focal lengths. A nine-blade circular iris also assists photographers in making their subjects stand out, delivering beautiful out of focus highlights (bokeh) in the background blur to add atmosphere to a shot.
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM – take a wider look at the world

The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is designed to offer outstanding flexibility – allowing photographers to capture an even broader range of scenes and subjects in wide-angle. The lens is Canon’s first-ever 35mm prime to feature optical Image Stabilizer technology, which combines with high quality optics to offer outstanding performance from a lightweight, compact body. The 35mm focal length also provides the ability to capture everything from close-up portraits to wide-angle landscapes, making it an ideal companion for travel or general reportage photography.

Its advanced specification offers photographers great flexibility to shoot a wider-range of scenes and subjects. A bright, fixed f/2 aperture also allows photographers to employ a shallow depth of field, and optical IS offers users a 4-stop light advantage, allowing the capture of blur-free images in low light conditions when shooting handheld. Intelligent detection of panning motion is also supported, with Panning IS mode automatically engaged to enable photographers to capture movement with greater accuracy.

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM key features:
  • High image quality 24-70mm lens with f/4 aperture
  • Light weight design
  • Built in IS
  • Macro function
  • Dust / moisture resistant

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM key features:
  • Fixed prime 35mm wide angle lens
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fast f/2 minimum aperture
  • Compact size and design
  • Circular aperture
Both lenses will be available from December 2012. The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM will be £799, and the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM will be £1499. For more information, visit the Canon website.

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Comments


ChrisV 8 827 26 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 12:39PM
1,499 for an F4 zoom? Canon must have the crack pipes out again in their marketing department.

I've never understood the great need for IS at these shorter focal lengths in any case. If you're doing people photography the first thing you should do is switch it off unless you get everyone to STAND PERFECTLY STILL. A great advance in photography that is. I'm wondering what it is about this lens that is going to make it worth more than 50% extra cash over the 24-105 F4 IS? [And I note we're back to that heartening $1,499=1,499 thing again].

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duratorque 11 413 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 2:47PM
The 24-70mm F4 IS have got to be a hell better than the 24-105mm F4 IS to justify it price. I know the street price will come down over time. Canon is pricing its lens out of reach for a lot of people.
Kako 8 141
6 Nov 2012 10:29PM
Ridiculous pricing as two people above have said. It is probably a deliberate attempt to deny this quality of lens to non professionals as these are a shrinking number (professionals that is) and without them Canon would probably go bust.

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