Canon has today unveiled two new EF lenses in the shape of the 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and 35mm f/2 IS USM, both due to land in the UK next month.

The 24-70mm f/4L IS USM includes a new macro function designed to ‘optimise the placement of lens groups’, for shooting at a maximum magnification of 0.7x.

The nine-blade aperture lens features two aspherical elements, plus two Ultra-low Dispersion lenses.

Meanwhile, the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM (pictured) is billed as the first ever 35mm prime lens to incorporate optical Image Stabilizer technology.

Canon claims: ‘A bright, fixed f/2 aperture allows photographers to employ a shallow depth of field, and optical IS offers users a 4-stop light advantage, allowing the capture of blur-free images in low light conditions when shooting handheld.’

The 35mm f/2 is expected to cost £799, while the 24-70mm f/4L will carry a £1,499 price tag.

  • Gervan Kelly

    Referring to the 35mm f/2 IS.

    Non L = Non Professional = Consumer pricing! Forgot that one Canon?!