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Canon EF lens releases

The extensive line of high quality lenses has been at the core of Canon's DSLR system. EF-mount glass caters to the whole spectrum of photographers, from the casual shooter to the professional, and Canon has been developing its lens offerings and updating existing optics on a regular basis. Unlike some other camera manufacturers, the company does not publish a roadmap of upcoming lens releases, but based on existing official announcements and industry rumors, we can expect a number of new DSLR lenses for the EF-mount from Canon and third party producers over the coming months.

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So what is in the pipeline or rumored in terms of lens releases for 2016? In 2015, Canon largely focused on upgrading existing lens design with new, quiet autofocus motors, and the first announcement for 2016 continued in these tracks. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM superzoom, which was presented to the press in mid-February 2016, received a new focusing motor for fast, smooth and quiet movie AF. The lens is also the first one to work with the new, detachable Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1. Then in the summer, several upgrades to full frame lenses were announced, and hopefully there will be even more lens releases towards the end of the year...

New Canon lenses

15 Sep

Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM

canon ef 70 300mm 40 is ii
  • Tele-Zoom Lens for Full-Frame Format
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • One Ultra Low Dispersion Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Lens Information Display
  • Available from end of November
  • Launch Price: $549
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
25 Aug

Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM

canon ef 24 105mm 40 l is ii
  • L-Series Zoom Lens for Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 22
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm
  • Four GMo Aspherical Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Zoom Lock Switch
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Available from end of October
  • Launch Price: $1,099
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
25 Aug

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

canon ef 16 35mm 28 iii
  • Professional wide-angle zoom for Full-frame
  • Update of the 16-35mm f/2.8L II
  • BR element to reduce chromatic aberrations
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Available from end of October
  • Launch Price: $2,199
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
18 Feb

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

canon efs 18 135mm usm
  • EF-S Mount Lens for APS-C Format
  • Focal lengths of 29-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD and one Aspherical Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • Front filter: 67mm
  • Weight: 515g
  • Diameter: 77mm
  • Length: 96mm
  • Launch Price: $599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Headline Specifications of Canon DSLR Lenses
Wideangle Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Overall
Length
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Max
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(mm)
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM AF no YES 83 79 540 2010 1249 latest check
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM AF 67 no 72 75 240 2014 299 latest check
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM AF 77 no 90 84 385 2004 799 latest check
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM AF no YES 132 108 1180 2015 2999 latest check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM AF 77 YES 103 84 600 2001 1499 - check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM AF 82 YES 112 89 635 2007 1599 latest check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM AF 82 YES 128 89 790 2016 2199 latest check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM AF 77 YES 113 83 615 2014 1199 latest check
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM AF 77 YES 97 84 500 2003 799 latest check
Canon EF 20-35mm f/2.8L AF 72 no 79 89 570 1989 1199 - check
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM AF 77 no 69 83 340 1993 449 - check
Wideangle Primes Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Overall
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM AF no YES 89 77 560 1991 2199 - check
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM AF no YES 94 80 645 2007 2199 latest check
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye AF no no 62 73 330 1987 699 - check
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L MF no YES 107 89 820 2009 2149 latest check
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM AF 72 no 71 77 405 1992 539 latest check
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM AF 77 YES 77 83 550 1997 1349 - check
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM AF 77 YES 87 94 650 2008 1549 latest check
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 AF 58 no 48 67 270 1988 349 - check
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM AF 58 no 56 68 280 2012 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM AF 52 no 23 68 125 2014 149 latest check
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L MF 72 YES 78 86 570 1991 1349 - check
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II MF 82 YES 106 89 790 2009 1899 latest check
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM AF 58 no 56 74 310 1995 449 latest check
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 AF 52 no 42 67 185 1987 249 - check
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM AF 58 no 52 68 260 2012 549 latest check
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM AF 72 YES 86 79 580 1998 1399 - check
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM AF 72 YES 106 80 760 2015 1799 latest check
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 AF 52 no 42 67 210 1990 299 - check
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM AF 67 no 63 78 335 2012 849 latest check
Standard Zooms Focus
System
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Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM AF 72 no 88 82 575 2009 799 latest check
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM AF 77 no 111 84 645 2006 1149 latest check
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM AF 67 no 92 79 475 2004 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF 58 no 80 69 190 2003 199 - check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II AF 58 no 80 69 190 2005 199 - check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 58 no 70 69 200 2007 199 - check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II AF 58 no 70 69 200 2011 249 - check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM AF 58 no 75 69 205 2013 249 latest check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM AF 77 YES 124 83 950 2002 2099 - check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM AF 82 YES 113 89 805 2012 1899 latest check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM AF 77 YES 93 83 600 2012 1499 latest check
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM AF 67 no 69 73 380 1996 399 - check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM AF 77 no 104 83 525 2014 599 latest check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF 77 YES 107 84 670 2005 999 latest check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II AF 77 YES 118 84 795 2016 1099 latest check
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM AF 77 YES 117 84 862 1993 1299 - check
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM AF 58 no 77 72 330 1991 149 - check
Canon EF 28-90mm F4-5.6 USM AF 58 no 71 70 201 2000 249 - check
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM AF 58 no 75 72 375 1992 539 - check
Canon EF 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 USM AF 58 no 75 72 375 1992 499 - check
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM AF 72 no 97 78 540 1998 499 latest check
Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 AF 52 no 61 69 180 1990 129 - check
Super Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Overall
Length
(mm)
Max
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(mm)
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 67 no 101 75 455 2009 499 - check
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM AF 67 no 96 77 480 2012 549 - check
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM AF 67 no 96 77 515 2016 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 72 no 102 79 595 2008 699 latest check
Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM AF 72 no 90 78 500 2000 799 latest check
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM AF 77 YES 184 92 1670 2004 2499 latest check
Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM AF 72 YES 167 85 1385 1993 1799 - check
Standard Primes Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM AF 52 no 22 68 130 2012 199 latest check
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 MF 72 no 81 90 645 1991 1349 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM AF 72 YES 81 91 985 1989 2599 - check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM AF 72 YES 66 86 580 2006 1599 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM AF 58 no 50 74 290 1993 349 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 AF 52 no 42 67 190 1987 149 - check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II AF 52 no 41 68 130 1990 99 - check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM AF 49 no 39 69 159 2015 129 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro AF 58 no 50 74 290 1993 329 latest check
Tele Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Overall
Length
(mm)
Max
Diameter
(mm)
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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM AF 52 no 97 70 310 1998 179 - check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS AF 58 no 108 70 390 2007 349 - check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II AF 58 no 108 70 390 2011 349 - check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM AF 58 no 111 70 375 2013 349 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM AF 77 YES 194 85 1310 1995 1349 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM AF 77 YES 197 86 1570 2001 1699 - check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AF 77 YES 199 89 1490 2010 1999 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM AF 67 YES 172 76 710 1999 799 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM AF 67 YES 172 76 760 2006 1249 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM AF 58 no 143 77 630 2005 649 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM AF 67 YES 143 89 1050 2010 1349 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM AF 67 no 145 79 708 2016 549 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM AF 58 no 100 82 720 2004 1299 latest check
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM AF 58 no 138 78 650 1995 479 - check
Canon EF 80-200mm f2.8 L AF 72 YES 186 84 1330 1989 1299 - check
Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM AF 58 no 115 71 420 2002 199 - check
Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM AF 58 no 121 73 540 1990 299 - check
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM AF 77 no 189 92 1360 1998 1699 - check
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM AF 77 YES 193 94 1570 2014 2199 latest check
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x AF no YES 366 128 3620 2013 11999 latest check
Tele Primes Focus
System
(type)
Front
Filter
(type)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM AF 52 no 70 73 335 2005 469 latest check
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro MF 58 no 98 81 710 1999 1099 latest check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM AF 72 YES 84 91 1025 1987 1849 - check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM AF 72 YES 84 91 1025 2006 1999 latest check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM AF 58 no 71 75 425 1992 399 latest check
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 MF 58 no 74 88 565 1991 1299 latest check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM AF 58 no 73 75 460 1991 449 latest check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM AF 58 no 119 79 600 2000 599 - check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM AF 67 YES 123 78 625 2009 1049 latest check
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM AF 72 YES 112 83 750 1996 999 latest check
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 SF AF 52 no 98 69 390 1987 399 latest check
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM AF 72 YES 187 82 1090 1996 1399 latest check
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM AF no YES 208 128 2520 2008 5699 latest check
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM AF 72 YES 136 83 790 1991 699 - check
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM AF 72 YES 136 83 765 1996 749 latest check
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM AF no YES 252 128 2550 1999 5399 - check
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM AF no YES 249 128 2400 2010 6099 latest check
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM AF 77 YES 221 90 1190 1997 1499 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM AF no YES 349 163 5370 1999 7999 - check
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM AF no YES 343 163 3850 2010 9999 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM AF no YES 233 128 1940 2000 5999 - check
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM AF no YES 233 128 1200 2014 6899 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM AF 77 YES 257 90 1250 1993 1349 latest check
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM AF no YES 387 146 3870 1999 7599 - check
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS II USM AF no YES 383 146 3190 2011 9499 latest check
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM AF no YES 456 168 5360 1999 8849 - check
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM AF no YES 449 168 3920 2011 11999 latest check
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM AF no YES 461 163 4500 2008 12999 latest check
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM AF no YES 836 228 16500 1993 89999 - check