Canon announced 24mm and 28mm f/2.8 IS USM wide angle lenses

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon announced new EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM, the world’s first wide-angle prime lenses to feature optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology.

They provide the highest levels of performance for modern digital photographers, combining premium image quality with durable, user friendly designs. Empowering landscape and wide-angle photographers with improved optical performance, Canon has upgraded both its EF 24mm and EF 28mm lenses with Image Stabilization technology and Ultrasonic Motor-powered auto focus. Both lenses feature Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology providing up to four shutter speed stops of correction.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

With the Optical Image Stabilizer turned on, photographers can capture sharp wide-angle images in low-light settings reducing the need for a flash or a tripod. New aspherical lens elements improve the peripheral image quality and a seven-blade circular diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The silent and smooth operation of each lens makes them ideal choices for shooting video as well. Full-time manual focusing also ensures adjustments can be made even when AF is engaged, while a minimum focusing distance of 0.20m (EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM) and 0.23m (EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM) allows photographers to get even closer to their subjects.

On the outside, both models have a number of design similarities with Canon’s professional L-series lenses, with a similar coating on the barrel and a similar design on the focus ring, while the compact design makes these lenses easy to squeeze in any kit bag.

Both of these lenses are expected to be available in June.  The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM for an approximate retail price of $849.99, while the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be approximately $799.99.

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