Canon has ‘unveiled’ two new lenses: the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM (for full frame SLRs); and the entry-level EF 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.
Neither pricing nor release date are supplied in the press materials.
However, overseas reports indicate the two lenses may be available in some markets in June. US pricing is US$1199 for the L series 16-35mm lens, and US$299 for the entry-level 10-18mm.
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is Canon’s first full size wide angle zoom lens with a built in Image Stabilizer. It features a dust-proof, drip-proof construction, an ultrasonic motor for fast and silent AF. It’s designed for full-frame cameras.
The EF 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a wide angle zoom for entry-level DSLR users.
It features image stabilisation ‘and built in STM’. Canon is targetting the lens at entry level landscape photographers.