The flood of reviews for the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L are starting to come in. I think the theme of all the reviews is going to be the same. “Yes, it costs a lot, but it’s awesome”. I’m still waiting to receive mine, and watching other people shoot with it is not a good substitute while I wait.
PetaPixel is next with their review of the lens and it includes a lot of sample images.
“The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is heavy and bulky. It is also thrice as costly as the Sigma, which offers slightly narrower focal length and less brightness. However, if image quality (in terms of distortion and sharpness) and flare control is important to you, then there is really no contest between the two lenses. The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is an outstanding performer in the rarefied group of ultra-wide SLR zoom lenses, by itself or compared to other super wide zooms.”
Read the full review | Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
It’s back! We missed you.
The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS has completely vanished from Canon USA’s EF Lens Lineup. The product page does still exist though.
Readers on our forum have noticed that the product page for the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS is no longer linked from the Canon USA lens lineup page. The product page still exists on all of the other Canon sites I have checked around the globe.
We imagine it’s just a mistake on the Canon USA web site and we expect to see the link fixed soon. Although, a cheaper STM version of this lens would definitely be a welcomed addition to the lineup as pointed out in the forum.
Canon USA EF Lens Lineup
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 2, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has been named to the 2015 FORTUNEmagazine World’s Most Admired Companies list in the computers category. Considered byFORTUNE magazine as the “definitive report card on corporate reputations,” Canon received its highest ranks in innovation, social responsibility and long-term investment value.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNEmagazine and well-respected industry leaders,” said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The results of this year’s rankings are a testament to Canon’s commitment to investing in our customers and technology, and our core belief of being a good corporate citizen in the communities we serve.”
The 2015 list was separated into 55 industries from a variety of business areas. Over 600 companies from 29 countries around the world were analyzed and ranked by executives, directors and analysts in their respective industries based on nine reputation drivers, including financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation and global competitiveness.1
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I’m still waiting for my Canon EF 11-24 f/4L to arrive here in snowy Canada, but Keith at Northlight received his and has posted a few real world sample images and some examples of sharpness and how wide 11mm really is. The difference between 14mm and 11mm is pretty substantial as you’ll see. The example showing the corner sharpness is also impressive.
Be sure to post your examples in the forum if you have received your lens already.
See the samples at Northlight
Feeling the pressure from authorized resellers has probably forced Canon USA to significantly lower MAP (minimum advertised price) prices on the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D. Both of those cameras have dropped a lot in price probably due to currency fluctuations. Beyond the price drops, Canon has also switched the mail-in rebate to an instant rebate and added the EOS 7D Mark II to that. Are these reductions enough to get people away from grey market cameras out there? I’m not sure.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel SL1