Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses announced

Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera
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The long rumored Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera is now officially announce. The 7D M2 body only will set you back $1,799 ($2,149 with a 18-135mm lens). Here are the main features:

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) for reduced noise at high
  • ISOs and high performance Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for outstanding image quality and processing speed.
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 65-point* all cross-type AF system for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions.
  • Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills.
  • Stunning Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity) for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view for shooting ease.
  • Improved custom controls and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer for expanded creativity.
  • Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance.
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor for improved precision.
  • Built-in GPS** Receiver provides a digital compass, records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) for bright and clear viewing.

The Canon 7D Mark II is currently available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama and Amazon. Shipping will start in November.

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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens

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The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is very reasonable priced at $149 (available for pre-order also at B&H).

Features:

  • Wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras (equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera) offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design.
  • Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF-S series (approx. lens width is 0.9 in, or slightly wider than a U.S. nickel).
  • A stepping motor (STM) supports the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Delivers outstanding image quality and excellent low-light performance.
  • Aspheric lens element helps you achieve a high level of image quality from the center to the periphery.
  • Optimized lens arrangement and coating helps minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Aperture mechanism uses micro-stepping drive control for quieter drive.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF Mode.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24mm 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View 59Åã10′
  • Focus Adjustment Full lens extension
  • Closest Focusing Distance 0.52 ft. / 0.16 m
  • Filter Size 52mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
  • Approx. 2.7 x 0.9 in. / 68.2 x 22.8 mm
  • Approx. 4.4 oz. / 125 g

MTF chart:

Canon EF-S 24mm f:2.8 STM lens MTF chart

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens

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The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens has a price tag of $6,899 (B&H pre-order link).

Features:

  • Compact, lightweight super telephoto lens that is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.
  • Newly-developed gapless dual-layer diffractive optical elements deliver improved image quality with reduced flare.
  • Large diameter ground aspherical lens and UD lens for even greater optical performance.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • Three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) provide exceptional results for a wide range of shooting situations.
  • For greater convenience, Image Stabilizer does not have to be disabled when shooting with a tripod.
  • AF stop buttons on the front of the lens allow you to stop autofocusing at any point.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
  • Power Focus mode enables smooth focus shifts essential for filmmaking.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 10.8 ft./3.3 m.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 400mm 1:4
  • Lens Construction 18 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View 6°10’
  • Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance 10.83 ft. / 3.3 m
  • Filter Size 52mm drop-in
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
  • Approx. 5.04 x 9.16 in. / 128 x 232.7 mm
  • Approx. 74.1 oz. / 2100 g

MTF charts:

Canon EF 400mm f:4 DO IS II USM lens MTF chart Canon EF 400mm f:4 DO IS II USM lens MTF chart 3 Canon EF 400mm f:4 DO IS II USM lens MTF chart 2

Canon EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens

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The EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens is priced at $599 in the US (B&H pre-order).

Features:

  • The first standard zoom EF lens for full frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM).
  • The focusing mechanism employs an inner focus lens, a stepping motor and lead screw to support the
  • Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function and provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • New 7-group zoom optics allows for a conveniently compact design and outstanding optical performance.
  • Two aspheric lenses plus a UD lens combine to provide high-quality results for both still images and movies.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Inner focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow high-speed autofocus.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24–105mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View 84°– 23˚ 20'
  • Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system
  • Closest Focusing Distance 1.31 ft. / 0.4 m
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
  • Approx. 3.3 x 4.1 in. / 83.4 x 104 mm
  • Approx. 18.52 oz. / 525 g

MTF charts:

Canon EF 24–105mm f:3.5–5.6 IS STM lens MTF chart Canon EF 24–105mm f:3.5–5.6 IS STM lens MTF chart2

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