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B&H & Adorama Have the New Teleconverters in Stock

From B&H Photo
B&H and Adorama have the new teleconverters in stock. I have one of each on order.

B&H: Canon EF 1.4x III $499 | Preorder: Canon EF 2.0x III $499

Adorama: Canon EF 1.4x III $499 | Preorder: Canon EF 2.0x III $499

Worth an upgrade?

The Extender EF 1.4x III and Extender EF 2x III have been designed to complement the latest range of L-series lenses, matching their appearance and offering a visible differentiation from previous models. A carefully positioned lens release mechanism also makes it easy to mount the extenders quickly, reducing the time that the camera and lens are exposed to the environment. The extenders offer the exceptional build-quality expected from Canon’s professional products, and are resistant to both dust and water, allowing photographers to use them in extreme shooting conditions.

Canon seems to think so, I do expect performance improvements. Anything to speed up putting on and taking off the converters is very welcomed.


Lenses [CR2]

From a regular (50 f/1.4)
I’m told for certain that a new 50 f/1.4 is coming this summer from Canon.

It will retail in the $699 USD range.

New Lens
The same source says there will be one new lens from Canon this summer/fall that is not a replacement of anything current. He didn’t have specs at the present time.

There are new teleconverters being tested at the World Cup I’m told. No word on a release timeframe.