Canon Announces Trio of Pro Lenses Including New 24-70mm F/2.8L II

Canon took the wraps off three new lenses tonight including the revamped EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, which will sell for $2,299, starting in April.

The other just announced lenses include two new wide-angle primes: an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM ($849) and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM ($799). Both those lenses will go on sale in June.

The 24-70mm focal length in an f/2.8 aperture is one of Canon’s most popular professional zoom lenses. Version II of the 24-70mm uses one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements to help achieve better image quality through the full zoom range.

According to Canon, the Super UD and UD lens elements will reduce chromatic aberration in the outer areas of the frame at wide angles.

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6 Responses to “Canon Announces Trio of Pro Lenses Including New 24-70mm F/2.8L II”

  1. Craig Says:

    I don’t think the two primes qualify as “pro” lenses.

  2. Pedro M Says:

    Finally, Canon it was time!!

    But what a crappy design this is it? why 82mm filter?? F*******

    It’s just me or what?

  3. wedding photographer Says:

    Amazing! Cannot wait for the 24-70mm MkII! Hope they improved image quality significantly.

  4. Phil Says:

    Well, the two primes are pro lenses as well as the old versions they are replacing.
    They are getting into a seldom tapped market dominated by Ziess

  5. squareshooter2 Says:

    I just bought the 24-70 2.8 USM version I last week. Didn’t wait for the II because I heard it didn’t have IS…

  6. Bill Says:

    Primes at 24mm and 28mm and somebody says they’re not pro? Really?