Canon announce new 70-200mm f/4 and f/2.8 lenses
Canon have announced two new 70-200mm lenses - the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and the new flagship EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.
The new Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM features a number of improvements over its predecessor, including five stops of stabilization, an improvement of three stops. Canon say the stabilisation system is also quieter.
The new lens weighs in at 780g, 40g more than the Mark I. Optical construction is made up of 20 elements in 15 groups, and the glass uses Canon's Super Spectra Coating, which is designed to minimize flare. The front and rear elements also get a fluorine coating for easy cleaning. Prices have not been set, but it will retail in the US for $1,299 ($1,696 AUD), and will be available from late June.
The new 70-200mm f/2.8L III is a more minimalist update. The new lens features the same 23 elements in 19 group design and the same 3.5 stop image Stabilization system as the Mark II, but adds two new coatings. Fluorine for cleaning and Air Sphere Coating, an anti-reflective technology developed by Canon to minimise reflections and flare. Pricing in the US is $2,099 ($2,739 AUD) and it will be available from August.