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The new Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM lens

Canon expands its lens arsenal with two new lenses. The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM offers a large maximum aperture which, combined with higher shutter speeds can minimize subject motion blur. The EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM with its maximum aperture and handy focal length makes it a favorite of wedding, portrait, and sports photographers...


View all Canon interchangeable lensesCanon introduces its EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM lens; ideal for portraits and low light
Canon is pleased to announce the launch of its latest professional L-series prime lens: the exceptionally fast EF 85 mm f/1.2 L II USM. With the widest aperture of any lens in the current EF range, the new model becomes Canon's definitive portraiture lens, offering extremely fine control over depth of field and consummate low light performance. With vastly improved auto focus speed, the lens replaces the popular EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM. As with all L-series lenses, the EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM incorporates the very finest standards of precision optics.

The EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM features:

- Canon's finest standards of image quality
- Latest Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for fast and near silent auto focus
- Full-time electronic manual focus override
- Super Spectra coatings and optimised lens element shaping to suppress flare and ghosting
- Large circular aperture diaphragm for good background bokeh and ‘removal' of distracting backgrounds
- Distance information passed back to the new E-TTL II flash algorithm of all current model digital EOS cameras
- Lens hood and pouch included in the box.

Canon's new constant aperture EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens; a great low-light performer

Canon today strengthens its EF-S lens series with the launch of the Image Stabilised wide angle EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. With image quality and construction approaching that of Canon's renowned professional lenses, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM becomes the fastest standard focal length zoom for EF–S mount cameras such as the new EOS 30D. Combining constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range with Canon's latest 3-stop Image Stabiliser, it delivers outstanding wide angle performance and framing flexibility in low light conditions. Specialist optics such as UD glass and aspherical elements help deliver exceptional clarity, sharpness, contrast and colour accuracy

EF-S mount

The lens fits exclusively on those EOS cameras with an EF–S lens mount – the new EOS 30D, EOS 350D, and earlier EOS 20D and 300D models. (see appendix ‘Technologies Explained for further information on the EF–S mount). The 1.6x multiplication effect of these cameras' APS-C size sensor gives the lens an effective focal length of approximately 27-88mm.

Additional information: View all Canon interchangeable lenses
February 22, 2006
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