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Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:12:07 PM »
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, and travel photography.

Ideal for use alongside DSLRs like the new EOS 6D, both new lenses utilise the latest Canon technologies to consistently deliver superb results. Both include aspherical lenses and Super Spectra Coatings optimised for each individual element, Canon’s industry-leading Image Stabilizer (IS) technology and Ultrasonic Motors for superfast

Auto Focus (AF) – providing outstanding optical performance. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is also the latest lens to feature Hybrid IS, delivering shakefree shots at any distance, including at macro focal lengths.

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM – high performance, high flexibility, Hybrid IS
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the latest addition to Canon’s elite L-series, and expands the range of standard zoom EF lenses available for both professional and amateur photographers. Ideal for reportage and wedding photography, it combines an essential everyday focal range with a premium quality L-series construction, delivering consistently sharp, professional-quality stills in a range of different situations. A new macro function also optimises the placement of lens groups during macro photography, allowing shooting at a maximum magnification of 0.7x – reducing the need for photographers to carry a dedicated macro lens.

Its first-class optical system 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. A constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range provides photographers with exceptional creative control, allowing blurring of the background of a scene at all focal lengths. A nine-blade circular iris also assists photographers in making their subjects stand out, delivering beautiful out of focus highlights (bokeh) in the background blur to add atmosphere to a shot.

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 offers a 4-stop light advantage, while Hybrid IS effectively compensates for angular and shift shake during macro shooting for stable close ups.

Superfast AF performance is provided by a small, ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM). Working in combination with a high-performance CPU and advanced AF algorithms, USM technology enables accurate, silent and ultra-responsive autofocusing. Full-time manual focusing also ensures adjustments can be made even when AF is engaged.

The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM features a high grade, usability-focused design – both inside and out. The exterior features a high quality leather-texture coating, a revised shape ensures ease-of-use, and the focusing and zoom rings have been designed for optimal operation. Additionally, a dust and drip-proof construction is resistant to dust and moisture, a lock function protects lenses from knocks when travelling, while fluorine coating minimises the amount of dust, dirt and fingerprints that adhere to the front and rear lenses – helping to maintain superior image quality and reduce the need for cleaning.

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM – take a wider look at the world
The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is designed to offer outstanding flexibility – allowing photographers to capture an even broader range of scenes and subjects in wide-angle. The lens is Canon’s first-ever 35mm prime to feature optical Image Stabilizer technology, which combines with high quality optics to offer outstanding performance from a lightweight, compact body. The 35mm focal length also provides the ability to capture everything from close-up portraits to wide-angle landscapes, making it an ideal companion for travel or general reportage photography.

Its advanced specification offers photographers great flexibility to shoot a wider-range of scenes and subjects. A bright, fixed f/2 aperture also allows photographers to employ a shallow depth of field, and optical IS offers users a 4-stop light advantage, allowing the capture of blur-free images in low light conditions when shooting handheld. Intelligent detection of panning motion is also supported, with Panning IS mode automatically engaged to enable photographers to capture movement with greater accuracy.

Designed to deliver exceptional image quality, the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM features an aspherical glass-moulded (GMo) element positioned at the rear of the optical path to correct aberration for the entire optical system. Additionally, each individual element features optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare – ensuring excellent colour balance with minimal need for post processing. A combination of a ring-type USM and high performance CPU also provides rapid AF performance, with full-time manual focus also available for users who want to retain maximum control.

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Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:12:07 PM »

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 11:18:06 PM »
Is there any way to get the MTF charts for these lenses at the moment?

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 11:22:55 PM »
Is there any way to get the MTF charts for these lenses at the moment?

It's up on canon usa

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_4l_is_usm

And here is a quick link to the 24-105 for comparison:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_105mm_f_4l_is_usm

The new lens does look a bit better, although at the tele end the comparsion is between 105 and 70.

And if you care to take a peek at the competition: it appears to blow the nikkor kit lens out of the water:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2204/AF-S-NIKKOR-24-85mm-f%252F3.5-4.5G-ED-VR.html#!

...just going by mtf's, anyway.  But at the price it should.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 11:23:47 PM »
Gotta say the price point on the new lenses is making it damn hard to expand my collection of glass..... A good body, and two quality lenses is now a $7k investment... Ouch.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 11:34:03 PM »
Look at the weight of the new 24-70 f/4L IS just 600g, 10% less than the 24-105.

Also the statement that they will fit well with the 6D bodes well for early release, possibly early-December too?

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 11:56:15 PM »
Glad I got the 35mm f/2 for a steal.  This new one is way above what I can justify for my hobby.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 12:43:31 AM »
This is typical for Canon. Two good lenses(that could/should be better) at insanely increased prices.
Yes, i'm happy for an update to the 24-105, my copy was good but not great. I'm thrilled at the smaller size and sad about the loss in reach.
However, I'm blown away by the price, $1500 for an f4? I think not. I'd much rather buy the Nikon 24-70 2.8 for something like $1650-1800.
35 f2? This should be a 400 dollar lens. I wouldn't consider this as I wouldn't want a prime that's not at least f1.8, especially at $850.
I have the Sigma 50mm F1.4 and it's pretty awesome(at $450), why would I spend double that for an f2?
I feel bad for die hard Canon fans these days.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 12:43:31 AM »

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 12:44:02 AM »
Gotta say the price point on the new lenses is making it damn hard to expand my collection of glass..... A good body, and two quality lenses is now a $7k investment... Ouch.

The camera body is NOT an investment.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 12:55:20 AM »
Its a good time to be selling a 24-105 in the used market it seems

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 01:08:38 AM »
Hi,
   Base on the MTF chart, the new EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM seem only improve a bit over the EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM, but a lot more expensive...  :( The improvement of the EF 35mm F2 IS over the old EF 35mm F2 is quite large, but the price for the new lens is more than double the old version... now just wonder how does it compare to the EF 35mm F1.4L at F2??
   
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 01:14:39 AM »
I haven't seen or tested the 24-105 on a 6D. But looking at the price of the 24-70 f/4 IS (even it will go down a bit) it looks like the 24-70 f/4 IS is not the kit-lens for the 6D but the 24-105 is. Pricing of this lens goes better with the price of the 6D as entry combination.
 
Personally I keep my 24-105 and not add the 24-70 f/4 IS. Keeping my 24-105 f/4 and 70-300 L as my travel outdoor combo. Edit: and add of course the 14-24mm f/2.8 - whenever it hits the market

I may add the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 IS for indoor shooting.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 02:33:19 AM »
I'm excited that Canon is making better lenses than ever.  Of course, better lenses cost more.  We can have cheap or good, but not both.

Also, people seem to forget that these are introductory prices — these lenses will likely be 10-15% cheaper within a year. 

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 04:30:20 AM »
I'm excited that Canon is making better lenses than ever.  Of course, better lenses cost more.  We can have cheap or good, but not both.

Also, people seem to forget that these are introductory prices — these lenses will likely be 10-15% cheaper within a year.

Except you seem to forget that Canon has now introduced MAP. That means unless Canon says the price drops, it will not drop. Just how often does Canon announce a price drop of a piece of equipment? Hmm, well, the 5D Mark II price dropped a lot once the 5D Mark III was out and there were a couple of other 5D Mark II price drops earlier on. But I can't for the life of me recall a single price drop of a lens. Price increase, yes.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 04:56:19 AM »
So basically Canon discontinued the 24-70 F2.8 MKI and replaced it with a model twice the price and then brought out an F4 at roughly the same price point as the old F2.8.

Ridiculous. The Second hand market is the place to be atm, I will be trying to pick up a 24-70 MKI.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 05:21:44 AM »
I was waiting for a new 35mm f/2 with USM and improved diaphragm, but no way in hell I'm paying $850 (exclusive of hood & pouch, to add insult to injury).

Already bought the Samyang for about half the price, keeping an eye for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4

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