Canon Announces New Lenses

It seems that the rumors were true as Canon has announced three new lenses today. The company outed the 24-70mm f2.8 L II, 28mm f2.8 IS, and 24mm f2.8 IS. The new zoom lens will replace the aging 24-70mm f2.8 L; but does not feature IS unlike the Tamron version announced yesterday.

All the specs you need to know have been summarized in less than 200 words after the jump.

B&H has the new 24-70mm f2.8 available for pre-order

The 24-70mm f2.8 L II features UD lens element and two UD lens elements,  circular nine-blade diaphragm, high resistance to dust and water, a zoom lock lever to secure the zoom position for safe transport, and fluorine coatings on the front and rear glass surfaces to reduce smears and fingerprints. Plus it will retail for $2,299.00 in April.

The 28mm f2.8 IS and 24mm f2.8 IS features the company’s Image Stabilization technology  (four stops) and Ultrasonic Motor-powered auto focus (which is silent for video recording.) Plus they have new aspherical lens elements and a seven-blade circular diaphragm. The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses each have a minimum focusing distances of 0.20m and 0.23m, respectively.

The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of $849.99, while the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of $799.99.