Well here’s a turn up for the books.  Two Canon lenses leaked onto the net today via Digicame-info.  A 35mm f2.0 and a 24-70 f4 L IS.  The 35mm will be an interesting lens, much smaller than the f1.4 L bigger brother and if it follows the same optical quality of recent 24mm and 28mm lenses it should be very nice.

Now the 24-70 though….. this is just an odd lens to me!  Seems like a replacement to the 24-105, but why oh why would they lower the range like that ?!!  It’s also going to have recent purchasers of the 24-70 f2.8 L II contemplating if they made a bad decision!  More on that later, I’ll write a separate post examining when you would have each particular lens.

The interesting thing for me is that the 24-70 has a Macro mode !  That really does make it an awesome one lens travel solution and I guess we’ll see this thing paired up with the EOS 6D in a kit soon enough.

Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens 

  • 15 elements in 12 groups, two aspherical elements, lens configuration sheet 2 UD lens
  • 9 blades circular aperture
  • Weatherproof
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Macro mode can be switched at the telephoto end
  • 0.2m minimum focusing distance, 0.7 times the maximum magnification
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilizer
  • 77mm filter size
  • 93mm length, 83.4mm maximum diameter, 600g weight
  • Released in mid-December
  • Expected price shop around ¥ 145,000 (around $1,800, US price will be lower)

Canon EF35mm F2 IS USM lens

  • 10 elements in 8 groups, the lens structure is molded glass aspherical lens
  • 8 blades circular aperture
  • The effect of camera shake correction about four stages
  • AF motor ring USM, full-time manual focus
  • 67mm filter size
  • 62.6mm length, 77.9mm maximum diameter, 335g weight
  • Released in early December 2012
  • Expected price shop around ¥ 74,000 (around $900)
  • EF24-70mm F4L IS USM lens will be available as a kit lens to the EOS 6D
  • Released in December 2012

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