Widen Your Visionary Repertoire with Two New Canon Telephoto Zoom Lenses
    Designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts, the Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses are hardy and offer superb imaging quality with enhanced image stabilization


    SINGAPORE, 7 June 2018 - Canon today announced the highly anticipated renewal of two popular lenses from its L series, the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. With its renowned optics utilizing one fluorite and five UD elements, 3.5 stops of shift type IS with various mode selection, users can count on the revamped EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens to deliver exceptional optical performance under challenging lighting conditions.
     
    The EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens has also been remodelled for portability and features an enhanced IS performance. With an additional IS mode 3 that detects irregular movements, users can easily track and frame their subjects.
     
    “In view of the constantly evolving imaging technology and the launch of our newest DSLR cameras, we’ve up the ante in imaging quality to offer an improved experience for photographers. This pair of lenses are created to complement the cameras’ new performance levels,” said Naohiko Hayashi, Senior Director of Regional ICP Sales & Marketing, Canon Singapore. “We recognise that these lenses form a vital part of any photojournalist, sports and wildlife photographers’ suite of lenses and are widely favoured by landscape and portrait photographers as well. To further empower them in creating powerful imagery, we have made significant improvements on the versatility, usability and maintainability of our L series lenses.”
     
    Hardy and Reliable
    As visual storytellers, photojournalists must be constantly ready to snap images at any given time or in any unpredictable situation. With the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM’s large aperture and EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM’s improved IS mode for stabilising both vertical and horizontal panning, hand-held shots in lowlight conditions are now a breeze to capture.
     
    Designed to deliver stellar quality and a great level of flexibility, the new lenses are reliable even in the harshest conditions. The dustproof and drip-proof structure of both lenses on the mount joints, switches and zoom rings, spells protection against water and dust, making them extremely helpful when shooting in torrential rain or the desert. The fluorine coating on the lenses’ surface renders it smudge-resistant from water and oil, and easy to clean if they do get dirty. Photographers can now focus on getting the right shot instead of worrying about the lenses.
     
    Enhanced Precision and Image Stability
    Sports or wildlife photography often requires the photographer to capture the essence of the subject in fleeting seconds. Equipped with ring-type USM which uses ultra-sonic frequency vibrations to deliver high-speed AF, photographers can easily capture fast moving subjects and unpredictable movements using the new lenses. The switch from auto-focus to manual focus is made instantly by rotating the focus ring, enabling faster response to ensure no moments are missed.
     
    Image stabilization reduces image blur caused by camera shake, especially when shooting fast-paced movements. The EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM employs a shift type stabilizer of CIPA-standard IS capability equivalent to 3.5 stops in both modes, suppressing camera shake even at a super slow shutter speed.
     
    The two lenses feature IS modes suitable for various occasions; Mode 1 to shoot still life or stationary subjects and Mode 2 to shoot a moving object while panning, like at a racing event. In this mode, vertical movement during a horizontal pan and horizontal movement during a vertical pan will be automatically corrected. In addition, there is an IS Mode 3 available in the EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens that will be especially useful for sports photographers shooting fast-moving subjects without a tripod, and tracking of irregular movements.
     
    Pristine Image Quality
    Landscape photographers can rely on these two lenses to deliver the sharpest details throughout an image. Inheriting the combination of fluorite elements and UD lenses of existing models, the two lenses correct any chromatic aberrations to achieve high resolution and high contrast with minimal colour bleeding.
     
    With one fluorite and five UD lenses combined, the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens favorably corrects the lateral chromatic aberration, ensuring high resolution and high contrast throughout the zoom range.  In addition, the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens uses the new Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology to significantly suppress any flaring and ghosting, delivering crisp images.
     
    Unleash Your Creativity with Artistic Bokeh
    With these two lenses, users can easily create artistic portrait shots with excellent bokeh. The EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens features an 8-blade circular aperture that creates a natural and soft background blurring, which apart from portraits, is also ideal for wildlife photography. A bright zoom lens with maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, the lens enables photographic expression with dramatic background blurring.
     
    The EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens on the other hand, uses a 9-blade circular aperture to produce a striking, smoother bokeh quality for that ultimate portrait shot.
     
    Widen Your Portrait Photographic Expression
    Portrait or macro shots sometimes require a short distance between the photographer and its subjects to showcase dramatic details. Recognising this, the minimum focusing distance of the EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens has been shortened from 1.2m to 1m. This means users can go closer to their subject to expand their photographic expression and also to achieve tighter composition. This larger magnification leads to more pronounced background separation to produce dynamic close-up shots.
     
    Accompanying Accessories
    No workhorse lenses should be without their trusty accessories like the accompanying lens bag and lens cap. The EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens has a new ET-87 Lens Hood and the Ring-Type Tripod Collar B, while the EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens is supplied with a hood that blocks out glare and prevents lens flare. This can be very useful when shooting under the blazing sun.
     
    Specification Summary
    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
     
    Focal length:
    70-200mm
    Maximum aperture:
    f/2.8
    Lens construction:
    23 elements in 19 groups
    Minimum focusing distance:
    1.2m
    Maximum magnification:
    0.21x
    Drive system:
    Ring-Type USM drive system
    Dimension:
    88.8mm x 199mm
    Weight:
    Approx. 1480g
     
    EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
     
    Focal length:
    70-200mm
    Maximum aperture:
    f/4
    Lens construction:
    20 elements in 15 groups
    Minimum focusing distance:
    1m
    Maximum magnification:
    0.27x
    Drive system:
    Ring-Type USM drive system
    Dimension:
    80mm x 176mm
    Weight:
    Approx. 780g
     
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