Canon U.S.A., announced today the development of two all-new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras:
- EF200mm f/2L IS USM
- EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
The new Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM, are both L (luxury)-series lenses which incorporate a high-performance Image Stabilizer, and feature optical systems utilizing special optical materials such as fluorite to correct chromatic aberrations, which makes possible high-resolution, high-contrast shooting performance.
The Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM, is targeted to users who seek a brighter lens for portraiture and indoor sports photography. The EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM is expected to deliver telephoto performance surpassing the current top-of-the-line EF600mm f/4L.
Pricing and availability information on the new L-Series Lenses are not yet available as both of these new lenses are currently under development.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.,will exhibit prototypes of the new lenses at PhotoPlus Expo (booth #318), taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 18 to 20, 2007.