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Old 02-07-2012, 09:00 AM
Lee Yuan Sheng
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Default Canon Announces Three New Lenses for EF-mount

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/07/Canon_24-70mm_F2p8_II_24mm_f2p8_IS_28mm_f2p8_IS' target='_blank'>http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/0...IS_28mm_f2p8_IS</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Canon has released three EF lenses, including an updated 24-70mm F2.8 II USM. The latest version features what is promised to be a more durable body, despite being a little smaller. In addition to this high-end full-frame standard zoom, there are completely redesigned semi-fast 24mm &nbsp;and 28mm F2.8 primes, both of which feature USM focus motors and image stabilization."</em></p><p><img height="390" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1328595643.usr15670.jpg" width="520" /></p><p>Canon has updated three lenses, including a highly popular one, and leaves me slightly confused. For some strange reason Canon has seen it fit to add IS to light wide angle primes, but thinks the heavier 24-70 with a telephoto end needs it less (which in my opinion, does not). Sometimes you wonder what the camera companies are thinking. In any case, the 24-70/2.8 L II is a new lens, and not just minor update to the previous 24-70/2.8 L. It promises better image quality, and better physical durability. The 24/2.8 and 28/2.8 have small wideangle primes, but now come with IS (which I still find utterly weird), and newly designed optics. No word on pricing or availability.</p>
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