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Three Canon Lens Masters Pick Their Favourite Lenses

DPReview asked three Canon lens masters at the Utsunomiya lens factory to name their favourite lens designs (as well as their first). One of the responses may surprise you.

  • Masato Okada: Deputy Chief Executive of Image Communication Products and Operation
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM – “For me I’d have to say the 11-24mm F4L USM, because when launched, it allowed the widest angle possible on a full frame with no distortion.”
  • Kenichi Izuki: Plant Manager
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM – “My favorite, which I truly remember because it was so hard to design, was the original Canon 70-200 F2.8 L USM non-IS.”
  • Shingo Hayakawa: Deputy Chief Executive of Image Communication and Products Operations
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II – “… if I were to narrow it down, my choice would be a lens that came out in 2012: the Canon 24-70mm F2.8L II USM.”

I’m not a lens engineer/designer, but I to have my favourite Canon lenses based on design, usability and performance. For me, my absolute favourite Canon lens is the EF 200mm f/2L IS USM.

What’s your favourite Canon lens?

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