Yesterday, Canon added two brand new Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom lenses – EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM to their EF lens family lineup. The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM will be the first L-series wide-angle lens to feature image stabilization (IS) and marketed toward professional photographer that want to have more creative freedom and control over image quality in difficult shooting situations where tripod may not be available. While EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM will be marketed as an entry-level wide-angle lens for prosumer photographers and videographers alike.
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM offers Optical Image Stabilizer for shake correction up to four shutter speed steps, making handheld shooting at low ISO speeds a reality. To help improve image quality the lens will also feature latest Canon innovations in optics ,such as large-diameter aspheric lens and enhanced fluorine lens coatings on front and rear to help correct aberratons ensure great color balance. Ring type USM offers fast and precise AF while internal lens CPU can selects optimal IS mode on the fly. With the help of the new compact four-group zoom system minimum focusing distance is set at 11 inches, making this a great wide angle lens for both indoor and outdoor use.
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM was designed to be a companion wide-angle lens for new prosumer oriented cameras such as Rebel T5i or Rebel SL1. EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM also offers Optical Image Stabilizer for shake correction up to four shutter speed steps, making it very practical for shooting in very tight indoor conditions as well as panoramic outdoor shots. Canon’s new stepping motor technology (STM) also provides smooth and quite autofocusing while shooting in Movie Servo AF mode.
Both lenses will be available in June for estimated retail prices of $1,199.00 and $299.99, respectively. Both of these lenses are available to preorder on Amazon.
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