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Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

Incredibly lightweight, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a fast and versatile lens with advanced AF and superior optics. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38mm, it’s appropriate for a variety of purposes. The lens features optimized lens element placement and includes an aspheric element for high image quality from the center of the composition to the corners, and has specialized coatings on the lens elements to reduce ghosting and flare. To ensure excellent color balance, a 7-blade circular aperture provides superb out-of-focus detail. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM excels during movie shooting thanks to its STM motor that enables silent and smooth focus tracking (on EOS cameras with Movie Servo AF),  plus a micro stepping drive that keeps aperture changes quiet. The lens also offers full-time manual focus, manual AF adjustment (one-shot AF), and can focus down to a minimum distance of 0.5 ft. (0.16m). Delivering optical brilliance in a lightweight and unobtrusive construction, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a great fixed-optical length lens for photographers looking to add a travel-friendly option to their collection.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 IS STM Specifications

  • Wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras (equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera) offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design.
  • Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF-S series (approx. lens width is 0.9 in, or slightly wider than a U.S. nickel).
  • A stepping motor (STM) supports the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Delivers outstanding image quality and excellent low-light performance.
  • Aspheric lens element helps you achieve a high level of image quality from the center to the periphery.
  • Optimized lens arrangement and coating helps minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Aperture mechanism uses micro-stepping drive control for quieter drive.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF Mode.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27.
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 IS STM MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 IS STM MTF Chart

Preorder the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake $149: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Official: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Official: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens is the first Canon EF standard zoom lens for full-frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM) for smooth and quiet AF and tracking while shooting movies or still images. It offers top-notch image quality thanks to two aspheric lenses and a UD lens for sharpness and clarity; optimized lens placement and advanced coatings that reduce ghosting and flare while delivering remarkable color balance; and a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm that creates gorgeous, soft backgrounds. The lens is compact, has an advanced image stabilization system for up to four stops of compensation, and offers full time manual focus. With full-frame compatibility, outstanding STM AF performance, and covering a popular zoom range, the EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM is an excellent choice.

Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Specifications

  • The first standard zoom EF lens for full frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM).
  • The focusing mechanism employs an inner focus lens, a stepping motor and lead screw to support the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function and provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • New 7-group zoom optics allows for a conveniently compact design and outstanding optical performance.
  • Two aspheric lenses plus a UD lens combine to provide high-quality results for both still images and movies.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Optimized lenscement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Inner focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow high-speed autofocus.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM MTF Charts

Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM MTF Charts

Preorder the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens delivers brilliant high-speed performance for professionals with minimal glare and superb image quality. Taking advantage of the best in lens technology, it features gapless dual-layer diffractive optical elements for improved diffraction efficiency with reduced flare. These elements are arranged with a large-diameter ground aspheric lens and a UD lens for a new level of sharpness and clarity. New coatings help to reduce ghosting, ensure excellent color balance and reduce fingerprints on the front and rear of the lens.

Professional L-series dust- and water-resistant construction is complemented by impressive performance: a 3 mode Image Stabilization system offers up to four stops of compensation and can even prevent operational errors when the camera is mounted on a tripod. AF stop buttons placed on the front of the lens can automatically stop focusing at any time; full time manual focus ensures complete control no matter the AF mode, and a Power Focus (PF) mode makes for smooth focus transitions when shooting movies. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM focuses down to 10.8 ft. (3.3 meters), has a 9-blade aperture for pleasing, soft, out-of-focus areas, and is constructed with environmentally friendly lead-free
glass.

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II Specifications

  • Compact, lightweight super telephoto lens that is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.
  • Newly-developed gapless dual-layer diffractive optical elements deliver improved image quality with reduced flare.
  • Large diameter ground aspherical lens and UD lens for even greater optical performance.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • Three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) provide exceptional results for a wide range of shooting situations.
  • For greater convenience, Image Stabilizer does not have to be disabled when shooting with a tripod.
  • AF stop buttons on the front of the lens allow you to stop autofocusing at any point.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
  • Power Focus mode enables smooth focus shifts essential for filmmaking.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 10.8 ft./3.3 m.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II MTF Charts

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II MTF Charts

Preorder the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II $6899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Specifications Google Translated

  • focal length conversion 38.4 mm
  • 1 piece using high-precision glass molded aspherical lens
  • full-time manual focus
  • shortest shooting distance is 0.16 M
  • maximum magnification is 0.27X
  • 22.8 mm thickness Weight 125g

Source: [DCI]

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The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EF 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Specifications (Google Translated)

  • One UD lens and two glass aspherical lens
  • AF and smooth quiet by stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • 4 stop image stabilization
  • Maximum magnification is 0.3x

Source: [DCI] via [CE]

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The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

EF400mm F4 DO IS USM II Specifications

  • Total length 232.7mm
  • Weight is 2100 grams
  • Third generation DO lens
  • One large-diameter UD lens
  • One large-diameter aspherical lens grinding
  • Camera shake compensation effect of the four stages
  • SWC special coating
  • Dust and water resistant

Source: [DCI] via [CE]

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Canon Price Drops on L Lenses

Canon Price Drops on L Lenses

We mentioned a few weeks ago that Canon would be dropping the price on various L lenses around September 1, 2014. Both B&H Photo and Adorama have switched over to the new Canon pricing.

This looks like permanent price drops as we do not see any sort of rebate program, we’ll keep an eye out for one though.

All the price drops and links are after the break.

Lens Reduction New Price Buy
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM $150 $1,349 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM $200 $2,099 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM $500 $999 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM $140 $2,549 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM $200 $2,299 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM $50 $1,299 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM $150 $1,449 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM $110 $2,249 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L $250 $2,249 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM $100 $1,649 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II $200 $1,999 B&H Photo Adorama 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM $70 $1,549 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM $100 $2,099 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro $100 $949 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM $40 $1,049 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro $80 $1,499 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM $700 $6,599 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L II USM $1,000 $10,499 B&H Photo Adorama
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM $1,000 $9,499 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS II USM $1,000 $11,999 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM $500 $13,499 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 1.4x III Teleconverter $50 $449 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 2.0x III Teleconverter $50 $449 B&H Photo | Adorama

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New Lens Information for Photokina

New Lens Information for Photokina

Some new ideas as to what lenses Canon will announce for Photokina in a couple of weeks.

First up an EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. We were told about this one a few days ago, and it may be in pancake form and an EF-S mount, which makes a bit more sense. The second lens mentioned is a 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which we were told about at the same time as the pancake, but didn’t have the focal length. The third lens is a new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II, which would be a great lens to see and we had no previous information that it was coming. It’s good to see the DO patents amount to a new DO product.

There is no 100-400 replacement or ultrawide f/2.8L zoom being announced for Photokina. A full frame ultrawide zoom at the same time as the EOS 7D Mark II doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I think a new 100-400 definitely would. Here’s hoping it does indeed come this year.

EOS 7D Mark II Availability
We’re told that the EOS 7D Mark II won’t be immediately available, but will most likely reach market by the end of October.

Large Sensor PowerShot
I also added a [CR3] to the 1″ sensor PowerShot camera rumor from a few days ago. This camera is indeed coming and will be about the size of the “S” series camera.

Source: [DCI]

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A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

We’ve been told to get the maple syrup ready, as a new 24mm pancake lens will arrive with the EOS 7D Mark II. No aperture was given, though f/2.8 would be assumed.

The same source also said a wide angle zoom was coming. This may be the previously mentioned 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The third mentioned lens was a standard zoom, though no focal length was given for this. Perhaps this could be a non-L full frame zoom?

What isn’t getting mentioned anymore is the thorn-in-my-side Canon EF 100-400 replacement.

The same source also said that the previously mentioned EF 11-24 f/2.8L hasn’t been spoken about in their circles, so it could be a post Photokina thing or nothing at all.

More to come…

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Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

We received a short and sweet message that a development announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II is slated for 2014, but it wasn’t confirmed if it would come with the rest of the Photokina announcements.

CR’s Take
The talk of a new 800mm lens has been around for a while, and I imagine its release has everything to do with how soon stock of the current lens is depleted. It makes little sense to produce the lens with different materials than the 300mm, 400m, 500mm and 600mm lenses.

Unknown source, so take this with the usual grain of salt.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at B&H Photo

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