Following closely on the heels of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, Canon has announced the 24-70mm f/4L IS.
I expect the 24-70mm f/4L IS to be a far better performer than the existing 24-105mm f/4L (which could never make sharp corners at any aperture on full-frame— I sold my 24-105 long ago for that reason).
I’ll be reviewing and comparing the 24-70/2.8L to the 24-70/4L IS.
- Maximum Aperture: f/4.0
- Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
- Dual UD & Super UD Lens Elements
- Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
- Ring-Type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.25'
- Macro Mode With 0.7x Magnification
- Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
- Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
- Zoom Lock Lever
Featuring dynamic L-series optical performance in a compact, lightweight and durable design, the new EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM lens is well suited for all levels of advanced photography on the go.
The ideal companion to Canon’s full-frame Digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 6D, the lens features a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the entire zoom range with 15 lens elements in 12 groups including two aspherical and two UD lens elements and a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
The EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM lens delivers gorgeous images with excellent detail at all focal lengths and includes a macro feature at the telephoto end with a 0.2m/7.9-inch minimum focusing distance and Canon’s Hybrid IS system (with up to four stops of stabilization).
The macro feature can be engaged through a switch on the lens barrel. In addition, the lens features inner focusing and a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for quiet, fast autofocus, and has full-time mechanical manual focus that’s enabled even during AF operation.
Compact at only 93mm in length, with excellent dust and water resistance, the EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM lens has a fluorine coating on the front and rear elements for easy maintenance and cleaning.
The EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM lens is supplied with a lens pouch and reversible lens hood. It is expected to be available in December for an approximate retail price of $1,499.00.