Ultra-Wide for the Masses – Canon Introduce 2 New Lenses

Earlier today Canon introduced two new ultra wide zoom lenses. The first supporting full frame cameras and the second for APS-C type cameras. Canon also added a bonus – a white version of its tiny EOS Rebel SL1 entry level DSLR camera.

The short promotional video above (from Canon Hong-Kong) shows a quick look of the two new lenses – below you can see images and some specs:

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM specs:

  • L-Series lens, EF Mount (Full Frame coverage).
  • 4 stops image stabilization.
  • 16 elements 2 UD and 3 Aspherical Elements with Fluorine Coating.
  • 9 Blade circular aperture.
  • USM motor and full-time manual focus override.
  • Water- and dust-resistant.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 28 centimeters (11 inches).
  • Weight  – 615 grams.
  • Price: $1200 starting June 2014.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM – stabilized ultra wide L series lens



Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM specs:

  • EF-S mount lens (APS-C coverage – 16-28.8mm  in 35mm equivalent).
  • 14 elements in 11 groups (1 UD element and enhanced lens coating).
  • Built in optical image stabilizer and an STM stepping motor for quiet AF in Video mode and full-time manual focus override.
  • 7 Blade circular aperture.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 22 centimeters (or 8.7 inch).
  • Weight  – 240 grams.
  • Price: $300 starting June 2014.

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM – the inexpensive option


The new white Canon EOS Rebel SL1


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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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