Now anyone who knows me knows I’m a Canon junkie. Sorry my Nikon friends! It’s just the way it is. My late uncle who was also a photographer introduced me to Canon when I was about 10 years old and since then I’ve just always gravitated toward the Canon brand. I’m also a marketer so I’m really all about brands. Anyway, a few days ago Canon announced the latest additions to its renowned L-series professional lens portfolio. Now, although these lenses have me drooling, and I can’t wait to try them out, I won’t be buying them anytime soon. As a photographer it is very easy to get caught up purchasing any and every piece of equipment that is out there or that you see other photogs toting around, but then end up not using them often enough to get your money’s worth. What you carry in your bag as a photographer should really reflect your photography focus – as I am learning – which is why I have off-loaded a number of items on eBay. Anyway, back to Canon…. without much ado, here are their new releases and all I can say is “Yum”!
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM zoom lens
The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM features a high-grade physical design that allows continued shooting in the harshest weather conditions. It is also the first fisheye zoom lens offering both circular and full frame images, thanks to an extreme wide-angle focal range of 8-15mm. This lens provides enhanced creative flexibility when shooting scenes such as the night sky, where the full 180º horizontal and vertical fields of view (FOV) allowing every detail to be captured with incredible clarity in one single image.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM offers a 4.3x telephoto zoom range of 70-300mm, with a variable aperture of f/4-5.6. Apparently its impressive focal range and travel-friendly size, makes this lens ideally suited to professionals and advanced amateur photographers wishing to capture portraits, nature and action shots in superb detail.
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Both of the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM models will appeal to nature, wildlife and sports photographers. Each features a completely redesigned optical system and the latest iteration of Canon’s original Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, and their all-new magnesium alloy construction and titanium components ensure the designs are both more robust and lightweight than their predecessors.