Canon USA will be shipping the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM on Monday, February 23, 2015 to USA dealers. US retailers will be allowed to start selling/shipping the lens on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Although, some may trickle out to photographers before Thursday.
Roger at LensRentals.com has done a teardown of the brand new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II and has come away very impressed.
I know I can’t really, without showing you dozens of other lenses, do a good job of impressing you with just how robustly engineered this lens is. I will say that the insides look more like what we’d expect to see in a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4 lens, rather than a telezoom. It’s by far the most heavily engineered zoom lens Aaron and I have ever seen; and we’ve seen the insides of dozens of lenses in this range.
We’re told that a “world’s first” macro is coming from Canon some time in the next year. This is all we were told and can’t even begin to guess what the “world’s first” would mean.
Canon has been pretty innovative in lens design, from the EF 8-15 f/4 zoom fisheye, the 1.4x built-in teleconverter in the EF 200-400 f/4L IS, and the latest EF 11-24 f/4L ultra wide. All 3 of those lenses are pretty creative.
*Update* It looks like it was the EF 50mm f/1.2L used to film in the video if you go with what On a Hazy Morning posted on their blog. It was fun to dream wasn’t it?
…we’ve tried the 50mm f/1.2 lens on the EOS M3 camera while filming and we were so impressed with the results; super crisp quality with a beautiful and dreamy depth of field. We like that!
In the above promotional video for the Canon EOS M3, we see what appears to be an EOS M3 shooting a lens that is set at f/1.2. During the entire promotional video, there’s no real mention of shooting with the EF to EF-M adaptor. Are we going to see a fast aperture EF-M lens coming soon?
You can see the f/1.2 setting at 2:21 of the video.
The video is worth a watch, as it shows a lot of the improvements in the EOS M3.