Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM and Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lenses leaked ahead of announcement

Update: the two new lenses are now officially announced.

Canon will announce two new lenses in the next few days - EF 35mm f/2 IS USM and Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS. Here are the detailed specs (Google translated):

Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens 

  • 15 elements in 12 groups, two aspherical elements, lens configuration sheet 2 UD lens
  • 9 blades circular aperture
  • Weatherproof
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Macro mode can be switched at the telephoto end
  • 0.2m minimum focusing distance, 0.7 times the maximum magnification
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilizer
  • 77mm filter size
  • 93mm length, 83.4mm maximum diameter, 600g weight
  • Released in mid-December
  • Expected price shop around ¥ 145,000 (around $1,800, US price will be lower)
Canon EF35mm F2 IS USM lens

  • 10 elements in 8 groups, the lens structure is molded glass aspherical lens
  • 8 blades circular aperture
  • The effect of camera shake correction about four stages
  • AF motor ring USM, full-time manual focus
  • 67mm filter size
  • 62.6mm length, 77.9mm maximum diameter, 335g weight
  • Released in early December 2012
  • Expected price shop around ¥ 74,000 (around $900)
  • EF24-70mm F4L IS USM lens will be available as a kit lens to the EOS 6D
  • Released in December 2012
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  • photoviking

    Canon is effectively making all of its non-IS lenses obsolete. Get ready for the deluge of non-IS lenses on the used market in the next 3-5 years.

    • aurele

      meaning a lot of great lens for cheap !

      • photoviking


  • Plug

    The zoom looks very compact, a nice travel lens

  • I like Canon for its lens options and Nikon for its body !

    • Canon now also has the best AF, as demonstrated everywhere.

      Don’t shoot the messenger 😉

      • Well AF / MP can change with a new model on both the sides…. but lens take longer time…. they need to build the range over a period of time…. till 1Dx Nikon AF was far better than Canon’s and i am sure by D4s Nikon will match it or better it that is if the market demands it otherwise Nikon will continue with its current AF system….. but for Nikon to equal Canons lens range…. might take longer time…. Nikon seems to be listening to the demands by releasing 70-200 f4….. lets see…

        • Until the D300/D3 came along with the 51 point AF, Canon had the better AF, if you look up their designs. Also before the 1D X/5D3 AF, 39 out of the 45 AF points in the 1D IV were cross-type. Also Canon’s recent history of AF “deficiencies” was highly exaggerated… if you listen to people you’d think the 5D2 can’t AF at all but nothing could be further from the truth if you know how to use the camera properly.

          Yes… the lens line-up in Nikon is really behind. Have you seen how bad the latest PC-E tilt shift lenses are when compared to even Canon’s early 1990s TS-E lenses? Nikon’s only interested in making main-stream zooms… all their primes are average at best and most are below that.

          • JoeJohnBear

            I wholeheartedly agree that their prime lenses are only average at best. Their zooms are their only good lenses, or at least out of the ones I’ve tried so far. All of their ultra wide aperture, scratch that, most of their primes for some odd reason have pretty slow, sometimes unreliable, autofocus speed, at least when compared to their zooms, but perhaps that has something to do with the current batch of Nikon bodies. Haven’t tried any of the newest super telephotos though, but the old ones are quite slow at autofocusing as well. I like the bokeh on their wide aperture wide angle lenses, but really the lack of autofocus acquisition speed and accuracy and precision kills it for me, at least on the D700 and D300 cameras which are otherwise pretty good with pro zooms and other sports-oriented lenses. I guess my main problem is that most Nikon prime lenses can’t be used very well for action and sports unless you’re in the newest supertelephoto territory. Canon has a few good ones like the 135 f2. That all said, the Nikon zoom lenses on the wide side are plenty good. Telephoto has always been Canon’s territory from what I’ve seen so far.

  • BklynPigeon

    Camera bodies are getting cheaper and Lenses are getting more Expensive!

    im glad I purchased all of the L series lenses in 5 years ago…

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