New Canon 24-70 f4 L IS and 35mm f2 IS Official

As reported earlier today, new Canon lenses have now become official. Pre-Orders Canon 24-70 F4 L IS @ B&H Canon 35mm f2.0 L IS @ B&H     Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS London, UK, 6 November 2012 – Canon today adds 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, …

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Two New Canon Lenses Leaked! 35mm f2 & 24-70 f4 IS

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

First Canon 24-70 f2.8 II Reviews Coming In

I have this lens on order myself and intend to do a full review as soon as I get it. Unfortunately there are so far no signs of it coming to Canada. In fact a Canon rep even said he’s ‘not expecting it this month’ which is somewhat worrying as B&H is expecting to begin shipping theirs next week. I have to buy mine in Canada to take advantage of my CPS discount otherwise I would have just gone with B&H. video via CanonRumors

Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II Availability Slips To July ?

UPDATE: This has now been confirmed by Canon themselves via their website. They also confirmed the 1DX is delayed until mid-June.  Why can’t they figure out timelines recently ?  The 5DIII launched on time and in impressive numbers, it seems that was a huge exception. Disappointingly (and once again) one of Canon’s most anticipated new lens releases seems to have slipped down the time line.  Initial reports had it shipping on April 17th but upon inquiring to my local camera store about CPS pricing, the local Canon rep informed the store that this lens will not ship until July! A

Hands On With The New Canon 24-70 & 24mm + 28mm IS Primes

Recently Canon announced the introduction of three new lenses to their EF lineup.  The long awaited 24-70 f2.8 L II finally broke cover as well as two wide prime lenses with IS, the first of their kind.  Much has been made about the projected $2300 price point for the new 24-70 though which is about $1200 more than you can currently get the previous version for.  In the last couple of years Canon have updated some old lenses and introduced some new ones, all of which I have found to be exemplary so my gut feeling is that for pros,

Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II

10mm shorter and 150g lighter than the previous version, the Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II will be available in April for approximately $2300. Pre-Orders B&H are taking pre-orders for the lens now!!  You will not be charged until it is shipped. Key features   High-speed USM AF Fluorine lens coating front and rear 9-blade circular aperture Three Aspheric lens elements One Super Ultra-low Dispersion lens element Two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens elements Minimum focusing distance: 0.38m at all focal lengths Improved dust and weather resistance Improved durability for daily use Front of lens doesn’t rotate during focusing Manual focus possible

Canon 24-70 f2.8 II Leaked

This one has been a long time coming!  Reports of an updated 24-70 have been going around for two or three years.  Initially it seemed like it was going to have IS but this photo leaked today (via Canon Rumors) shows that in fact it does not have IS. 82mm Filter Thread Lighter than the original version (which is a bit of a beast!) approx $1799