Three New Additions to Canon’s Lineup of Lenses
As Canon announced the launch of the much awaited EOS 7D Mark II at photokina, it also unveiled three of its new lenses—the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, the EF 24–105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses.
The 400mm f/4 is Canon’s compact and lightweight telephoto lens featuring Diffractive Optic Technology, making it an ideal lens for wildlife and sports photographers. Weighing half of what the EF 400mm f/2.8L lens weighs, the 400mm also claims four additional stops of shutterspeed. The lens will be available in November for a pricey amount of USD 6899 (approx. Rs. 4,20,000).
The 24–105mm f/3.5-5.6 is a cheaper alternative to Canon’s 24–105mm f/4L lens. Also, its STM feature means that the focusing will be quiet and smooth. The lens will be available in December for USD 599 (approx. Rs. 36,550).
The 24mm f/2.8 is Canon’s slimmest and lightest EF-S lens. It features a stepping motor for quiet autofocus performance, which is also present in the 24–105mm. As per the press release, the lens will please those photographers who are ‘aiming to capture bright, clear images with beautiful softly blurred backgrounds at a fixed focal length’. Along with the 40mm STM lens (though that one’s EF), this lens would be a great kit for a 100D or even a 70D user who wants to shoot in low light, without attracting much attention to the camera. The lens will also be available in November and will retail for USD 149 (approx. Rs. 9000).Tags: Wildlife, Canon, sports, Lenses, september 2014, photokina 2014, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24–105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF -S 24mm f/2.8, Diffractive Optic Technology, STM