Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Canon EF 200 f2L and EF 800 f5.6L IS USM lenses

Canon has introduced two ...Canons today, two prime lenses, the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM and the EF200mm f/2L IS USM. The Canon press release can be found at the Imaging Insider.

The prices are those of a used Honda Civic and Accord. The 200mm goes for $6,000, while the 800mm goes for $12,000. Available in April and May respectively.

According to the press release, the 200mm F2L replaces the F1.8L version and adds IS while losing about 1lb in weight. Also dieting is the new 800mm which is about 2lbs lighter and has about the same physical size as the 600mm f4L IS according to Canon.

For more on these two lenses, check the Adorama News Desk, Photography Blog, Canon USA, Photography Bay, IR, Ken Rockwell 800, Ken Rockwell 200, and many other places.

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