Canon Announces 2 New Telephoto Zoom Lenses

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Hey photographers, Canon has announced two brand new lenses for its L-series of telephoto zoom lenses - the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. Here's what you need to know.

These new lenses have bee designed for professional and amateur photographers alike. They can also be used across a variety of photography types, such as sports, wildlife, landscape and portrait.


Here are the key specs:

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

Image: Taken with the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Dimensions: 80 x 176mm
  • Focal range: 70-200mm
  • Max aperture: f/4
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1m
  • Image stabiliser: 5 stops
  • Max magnification: 0.27x
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Lens hood: ET-78B
  • Lens cap: E-72II
  • Lens case: LP1224
  • Weight: 780g

Being so light, this has been designed for portability as well as durability. In addition to reducing dirt and water drops on the lens, it offers reduced ghosting and glare, a faster shutter speed, high-speed autofocus and consistent exposure.

Availability will be at the end of June. We don't have pricing as yet.


EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

Image: Taken with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
  • Dimensions: 88.8 x 199mm
  • Focal range: 70-200mm
  • Max aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.2m
  • Image stabiliser: 3.5 stops
  • Max magnification: 0.21x
  • Aperture blades: 8
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Lens hood: ET-87
  • Lens cap: E-72II
  • Weight: 1.48kg

A bit bulkier, this lens has been designed for tough outdoor conditions. It contains Air Sphere coating — an anti-reflective technology that minimises reflection and glare. It also offers pin-sharp subjects due to the wide eight-blade aperture and reduced blur.

Availability will be at the start of August. We don't have pricing as yet.

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