Last Updated on 05/13/2014 by Chris Gampat
Canon has been unusually quiet so far for the year, but today they’ve announced two new lenses. The first is an alternative to their 16-35mm f2.8 L–which is first and foremost an f4 lens. Canon has also added in image stabilization of up to four stops. Plus there is weather resistance in the design. Additionally, the new 16-35mm f4 L IS boasts a nine blade aperture, three aspherical elements, two UD elements, and was designed to have an emphasis on creating high contrast images. That’s perfect for architectural shooters.
The closest it can focus is 11 inches away. Being an L lens, it is also obviously a full frame option.
But that’s not all Canon announced today.
In addition to the new L zoom, the company has something for APS-C shooters. Their new 10-18mm lens is for those not reaching for the higher fruit that L lenses offer. This is the company’s new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. According to B&H Photo’s blog post, “The optical system comprises a “large-diameter” lens element, as well as one aspherical and one UD element to control aberrations and create high-resolution, high-contrast images. Enhanced lens coatings also improve color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare.”
Lastly, the company as also announced the white version of their SL1 camera. We reported on this one a while back but it wasn’t available in the US at the moment. Now, it’s here. We reviewed the original camera last year and found it to be one of the best Rebels yet.
And as for the prices:
– 16-35mm f4 L IS USM: $1,199
– Canon White SL1: $749.99
– EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM: $299