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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II

Announcement date August 20th 2007

Days Since Announcement
4,388


The EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon offers a bright maximum aperture and provides an ultra wide-angle view with the shortest focal length in the line-up of L-series lenses. Its diagonal angle of view is an impressive 114° – anything larger would be a fisheye lens.

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Announcement date September 17th 2008

Days Since Announcement
3,994


The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens from Canon lens is a wide-angle prime lens that provides sharp imaging and impressive performance at all settings. Its wide maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows for effective low-light photography and its circular aperture and narrow depth of field provide pleasing background blur. It is ideal for photojournalists, landscape and event photographers, and anyone who enjoys taking images from a wider perspective.

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Announcement date February 7th 2012

Days Since Announcement
2,756


The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens from Canon is a wide-angle prime lens that gives you superb image quality in a compact form, it is ideal as an everyday “walk-around” lens.  Equipped with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer, it provides up to 4 stops of shake correction and is effective in low light. A ring-type Ultrasonic Focus Motor (USM) and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms provide fast, smooth and silent auto focusing which is especially important when shooting video. Full-time manual focusing is available even while in AF mode.

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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Announcement date September 4th 1995

Days Since Announcement
8,756


The EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens from Canon is a wide-angle prime lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 enabling effective low-light imaging and shallow depth of field focus. An aspherical lens element reduces aberrations and improves image sharpness at the frame edges. The ultrasonic focus motor (USM) provides fast and quiet autofocus action, which is especially important when shooting video. Manual focus via the rubber focus ring is smooth and accurate.

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Announcement date February 7th 2012

Days Since Announcement
2,756


The EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens from Canon gives you great flexibility for a prime lens and is useful for everything from landscapes to interiors. A 74° wide angle of coverage will let you capture beautiful portraits and candids as well. You can focus down to 9″ for a dramatic, unusual perspective. Optical Image Stabilizer technology allows you to shoot at shutter speeds as much as 4 stops slower than usual, giving you a tremendous edge in low-light photography.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

Announcement date August 26th 2015

Days Since Announcement
1,460


The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM from Canon is an L-series prime wide-angle lens featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics and a maximum aperture of f/1.4, making it ideal for shooting in low-light situations and for controlling depth of field. Two aspherical elements and one Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element combine with the BR element to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and sharpness. A Subwavelength Coating has also been applied to reduce ghosting and lens flare for greater color accuracy and contrast. The Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast and near-silent AF operation. Full time manual focus override enables precise manual focus even when in AF mode.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Announcement date June 8th 2012

Days Since Announcement
2,634


This EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens from Canon is a welcome addition to Canon’s line-up of EF lenses–a light, inconspicuous “normal” lens. At a featherweight 4.6 oz, this is one of the lightest lenses in the EF family. It’s less than one inch long, so it will never draw unwelcome attention to you when you’re shooting in public. A bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows you to shoot under pretty much any lighting conditions, and the sophisticated lens configuration, including one aspherical element, guarantees high image quality from the center to the edge of the frame. The optimized coatings used in constructing the lens greatly reduce ghosting and flare, and deliver superb color balance.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Announcement date August 24th 2006

Days Since Announcement
4,749


The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens from Canon is a fast prime lens featuring a particularly large maximum aperture for effective low-light and shallow depth of field capability. As a standard focal length lens, it is suitable for most any shooting situation and its lens coating and optical construction are optimized to minimize chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flare. A truly circular diaphragm results in pleasing out-of-focus areas.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Announcement date June 1st 1993

Days Since Announcement
9,581


This EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens from Canon is a standard length lens featuring superb quality and portability. Its f/1.4 maximum aperture makes it very effective in low light situations and able to provide shallow depth of field focus. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Its ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) enables fast, smooth and silent autofocus action and full-time manual focus override allows for the precision of manual focus even in One Shot AF mode.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Announcement date May 11th 2015

Days Since Announcement
1,567


One of the most versatile focal lengths available, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens from Canon pairs this classic lens design with enhancements to the AF system and physical design that make it both faster and smaller. Utilizing an STM stepping motor, this lens is ideal for both still and video shooting due to its speedy and smooth operation. Further benefitting video shooters, the STM motor also supports the Movie Servo AF mode on select DSLRs for precise and near-silent focusing. An updated exterior design includes a metal lens mount and a re-located focusing ring in order to accommodate the compact overall form factor. The 50mm f/1.8 is a classic, tested lens design, and thanks to enhanced autofocus and a svelte profile, this lens is ideal for everyday shooting in a wide variety of conditions.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Announcement date February 21st 2006

Days Since Announcement
4,933


The EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens from Canon is a fast, medium telephoto lens that delivers superb optical performance. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it the professional’s choice for shooting without flash in low light conditions. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field for compelling portrait photography.  A floating optical system and high precision aspherical lens element reduce aberrations and contributes to excellent imaging performance even at the maximum aperture. Super Spectra lens coatings minimize reflections, reducing flare and ghosting.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Announcement date August 29th 2017

Days Since Announcement
726


Distinguished by its fast design and IS capabilities, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM from Canon is a short telephoto prime well-suited to portraiture applications. As an L-series lens, it is characterized by a sophisticated optical layout that includes one glass-molded aspherical element to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere coating (ASC) to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in backlit situations.

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Announcement date July 7th 1992

Days Since Announcement
9,910


The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens from Canon is a highly practical medium telephoto prime lens ideal for a range of applications including portraiture. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light and ideal for shallow depth of field focus control. An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and quiet AF action and because the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, polarizing and special filter effects can be used effectively.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Announcement date October 1st 1991

Days Since Announcement
10,190


The EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens from Canon is a medium telephoto lens with a fast maximum aperture. It is ideal for many telephoto applications including portraiture, as the f/2 aperture provides shallow depth of field focus and its 8-blade diaphragm creates pleasing out-of-focus areas. Its ultrasonic focus motor provides quick and quiet autofocus action and the internal focus system means that the front element does not extend when focusing. Also, lens multi-coating reduces reflections and minimizes flare and ghosting. This is a very sharp prime lens and despite the large maximum aperture, it remains compact. The filter thread and barrel front are metal to add an element of durability.

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Announcement date April 2nd 1996

Days Since Announcement
8,545


The EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens from Canon is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of advanced amateurs and professionals. With its f/2 maximum aperture, it is effective in low light situations and able to obtain shallow depth of field with superior background blur. A ten element optical formula with two UD-glass elements serves to correct residual aberrations, resulting in superb sharpness and high image quality.

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Announcement date January 24th 2008

Days Since Announcement
4,231


The EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens from Canon sets new standards in performance and versatility with its wide maximum aperture, lighter weight, dust and moisture protection, better balance, ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) and two-mode Optical Image Stabilization technology.

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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Announcement date March 5th 1996

Days Since Announcement
9,669


The EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon is an EF mount lens that employs a rear-focus telephoto optical design that delivers outstanding picture quality throughout its entire focusing range. This lens also uses two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to ensure maximum image sharpness and accurate color fidelity. Canon’s advanced ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) and rear focusing design provide silent, smooth high speed autofocusing. Manual focus override allows you to fine tune focus in autofocus mode and focusing range limiter lets you adjust the range of focus to ensure faster autofocus speeds. Its minimum focus distance is 4.9′.

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Announcement date March 4th 1997

Days Since Announcement
8,209


The EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is a telephoto prime lens with two-mode optical image stabilization which compensates for camera shake up the equivalent of two shutter speed stops. Stabilizer Mode 1 corrects vibrations in all directions and is mainly effective for shooting still subjects and Stabilizer Mode 2 steadies the image when panning vertically or horizontally.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Announcement date August 26th 2010

Days Since Announcement
3,286


The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens from Canon is the perfect choice for nature, wildlife and sports photographers.

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

Announcement date September 15th 2014

Days Since Announcement
1,805


Featuring a unique optical design and paired with advanced image stabilization technologies, the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens is a super telephoto lens designed for full-frame EOS DSLRs. Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics are employed within this lens’ construction to produce a smaller, lighter weight 400mm option with enhanced correction for chromatic and spherical aberrations. Aspherical and UD elements are also utilized to further reduce distortions and optimized coatings contribute to increased clarity and contrast. Complementing the sophisticated optical layout, a four stop-effective Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake and can be dedicated to different styles of shooting. Ideally positioned as a versatile option for sports and wildlife photographers, this lens’ high-performance attributes and natural handling render this a viable telephoto option for a variety of applications.

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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Announcement date May 4th 1993

Days Since Announcement
9,609


The EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens from Canon is a high-performance telephoto prime lens designed with portability and easy handling in mind. One super UD-glass element and one UD-glass element minimize aberrations and result in sharp pictures. The lens also has a built-in hood and a detachable tripod mount.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Announcement date February 7th 2011

Days Since Announcement
3,121


The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Canon has all the upgrades needed to make it the go-to super long telephoto lens for professional photographers and anyone who has the highest standards for the gear they use.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

Announcement date February 7th 2011

Days Since Announcement
3,121


The EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Canon has all the upgrades needed to make it the go-to super long telephoto lens for professional photographers and anyone who has the highest standards for the gear they use.

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Announcement date January 23rd 2008

Days Since Announcement
4,232


The EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens from Canon is currently Canon’s longest telephoto lens, and an excellent choice for any long-distance application such as outdoor sports, wildlife, and photojournalism. Even though it has a long 800mm focal length, the magnesium alloy used in the construction for this lens makes it lighter then the 600mm f/4L lens, weighing in at less than 10 lb.