Canon has upped the ante in the ever growing lens war between Canon and Nikon. Canon has just announced two new lenses: the 24-40mm f/4L IS lens and a 35mm f/2 IS lens. Canon has also announced a new style of center pinch lens cap, something every other manufacturer has been doing for years.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a newly designed lens and 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. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM also features a newly designed IS system, delivering blur-free images throughout the zoom range. Canon’s advanced optical IS claims to offer a 4-stop light advantage when shooting. The new lighter weight lens also offers a .7x reproduction ratio, reducing the necessity for wedding and event photographers to carry a dedicated Macro lens and it features a 77mm filter thread.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens is supplied with a lens pouch and reversible lens hood. It is expected to be available in December for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,499.00 and the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens is expected to be available in December for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $849.99.