Canon updates 24 70mm f2.8 II USM L series lens, unveils two new EF mount lensesCanon DSLR owners, if you’re looking to pick up several new lenses for your EF mount DSLR camera, you might be in luck as Canon has recently unveiled two new EF mount lenses, which take the form of a 24mm and 28mm wide-angle prime lens, and an updated model of their popular 24-70mm f2.8 II USM L-series lens.

Both the 24mm and 28mm prime lenses will feature Image Stabilization (IS), and an aperture of f2.8. They will also feature ultrasonic auto-focusing, which Canon touts as being perfect for video recording due to its silent and smooth operation. Both the 24mm and 28mm wide-angle prime lenses are expected to go on sale in June and will retail for $849.99 and $799.99 respectively.

As far as the 24-70mm f2.8 II USM L lens is concerned, while several updates and improvements have been introduced, Canon seems to have neglected to bring IS to it which could result in users opting for Tamron’s 24-70mm f2.8 lens with Vibration Compensation technology.

According to Canon, the updated lens will feature a new combination of lens elements and coatings which supposedly will result in improved color reproduction while avoiding ghosting and image distortion. It also sports a zoom-lock switch and has seen its aperture’s old 8-blade mechanism replaced with a 9-blade mechanism which Canon claims will deliver “incredible bokeh”. It is expected to see a launch in April for $2,299.

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