Update: Rumored USD pricing for the the two lenses are as follows
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III $2099
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II $1299
We've been reporting about the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III for a while no, and I think it's safe to say both lenses are going to be announced this week.
The information below is translated from Swedish, and the PDF provided by Nokishita is below.
Information about the EF 70-200 f/4L IS II and EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS III (Google Translated from Swedish)
Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instrument for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirms the main role of the 70-200mm lens photographers equipment bag.
Michael Burnhill is European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, and commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following feedback from our global network of photographers can we now proudly launch these two lenses. We always strive to deliver products with the best quality and performance for today's visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to respond the photographers' needs in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM represents the finest in L series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”
Superior quality, robust and compact design – EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor's high standard. There it is superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon's wide lens range is renowned for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. Fluorine coating prevents dirt and water drops on the front lens and anti-reflex treatment Super Spectra eliminates reflexes and light bulbs. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and guarantees high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable
Image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing time spent in post-processing. The lens aperture f/4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and reinforces the subject itself. The new image stabilizer is based The design of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. It delivers the corresponding effect as with a 5 step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous three steps of the previous lens *.
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of an annular ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for higher speed and Accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a close-up of 1m, to compare with the predecessor's 1.2 m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate photography, something that is needed for street photography to be really good.
High Performance, Versatile and Sustainable – EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
New EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM makes the photographers experience even stronger. The lens was designed with high performance and durability in mind and fits photographers who want a high-quality telephoto lens like gives exact details. The lens sealing gaskets make it a sunny choice under challenging conditions. It is protected against moisture and dust and the front and rear lenses are protected by fluorine coatings and easy to clean. The updates in EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM for Tolerance means that the lens is perfect for high quality travel lists.
The lens opens up a whole world of creative possibilities with its large 8-leaf circular shape aperture on f/2.8. Now the photographer can raise sharp objects against silky, blurred backgrounds. With premium fluorite and UD glass, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM delivers high contrast and excellent resolution. Photographers can feel completely confident in being able to achieve that perfect picture. Low lightweight shooting is also no problem, thanks to the lens's maximum maximum aperture f/2.8, which is constant throughout the zoom range and emits twice as much light as a f/4 lens.
The 3.5-step image stabilizer compensates for blur caused by motion. An annular USM engine provides silent auto focus in outstanding speeds and manual adjustments can be made at any time through one simple twist on the focus ring. All of these features make the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM exceptional objective – for example, to perfectly and quietly photograph animals in their natural surroundings.
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features:
- Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
- Fixed maximum aperture f/4
- Ring-shaped USM focus
- Image stabilizer in 5 steps
- Lightweight, weighs only 780 g
EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM – Key Features:
- Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
- Fixed maximum aperture f/2.8
- Ring-shaped USM focus
- Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps
- Durable weatherproof construction
* Measured according to CIPA standard at 200mm.
- EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: 14,990 SEK ($1700 USD)
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: 24,630 SEK ($2800 USD)
- EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: June 2018
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: August 2018
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