Canon Introduces Three Lenses
Canon introduces three lenses - F 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM.
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world's widest fisheye zoom lens, delivering 1800 (diagonal angle of view) images for all EOS SLR cameras. On full-frame DSLR bodies, the lens produces a circular fisheye effect at the widest focal length (8mm) and a full-frame fisheye effect at the longest focal length (15mm). On APS-C and APS-H DSLRs, the lens produces a full-frame fisheye effect which zooms into an ultra-wide perspective (with distortion aberration).
Canon's new fisheye zoom lens features both UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements to enhance image quality and is equipped with rubber gaskets and seals to enhance weather resistance. Canon's proprietary SWC (Sub Wavelength Structure Coating) is used to minimise flare and a new fluorine anti-smear coating is applied to the front and rear elements to make lens cleaning easier than ever.
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is the 6th generation in Canon’s family of 300mm f/2.8 lenses. First produced in 1974, the 300mm f/2.8 has become famous for its exceptional sharpness, contrast and color fidelity. Ideal for a wide range of applications ranging from professional photojournalism and sports photography to nature and wildlife, the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM features improved image quality, lighter weight, and enhanced durability making it ideal for handheld work in the field. The optical formula of the new lens has been upgraded with the inclusion of two fluorite lens elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic aberration.
Helping to reduce arm fatigue, Canon has reduced the overall weight of the lens by more than 6 percent from 2.55kg to 2.4 kg, making it the lightest lens in its series.
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon's professional 400mm f/2.8 lenses provide the light gathering capability and long telephoto reach that photographers need to freeze the action and fill the frame. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM is the 5th generation in Canon's 400mm f/2.8 series and an update of the previous EF 400mm introduced in 1999. The new lens has been engineered for ultimate optical performance through the use of two fluorite lens elements for improved quality and reduced chromatic aberration.
Helping photographers in the field, Canon has reduced the overall weight of the lens by a substantial 28 percent from 5.37kg to 3.85kg, making it Canon's lightest weight 400mm f/2.8 lens.
All the newly announced EF lenses feature an anti-reflection multi-coating and a new fluorine anti-smear coating on the front and rear lens elements. The lenses are the first of their type to employ fluorine coating - this layer is highly oil- and water-repellent so that oil smears or water droplets can be wiped off using a soft dry cloth, without the aid of solvents.
|EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM||EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM||EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|14 elements in 11 lens group||16 elements in 12 lens group||16 elements in 12 lens group|
|7-bladed aperture||9-bladed aperture||9-bladed aperture|
|Aperture range: f/4 - f/22||Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/32||Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/32|
|Minimum focusing distance: 0.15m||Minimum focusing distance: 2.0m||Minimum focusing distance: 2.7m|
|Weight: 540g||Weight: 2.4kg||Weight: 3.85kg|
|RRP: S$2,399||RRP: S$10,299||RRP: S$15,999|