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Canon Lenses since 1987 (as of Jan. 2014) The links go to the listing for the lens on our EFLens.com site.
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Do note that some lenses may have been discontinued, but are still in stock at some dealers.
|1987||3||EF50mm f/1.8||1988||6||EF28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II||1989||4||EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM|
|1987||3||EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5||1988||6||EF35-135mm f/3.5-4.5||1989||9||EF50mm f/1.0L USM|
|1987||3||EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5||1988||6||EF50-200mm f/3.5-4.5L||1989||9||EF85mm f/1.2L USM|
|1987||3||EF100-300mm f/5.6||1988||10||EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5A||1989||9||EF80-200mm f/2.8L|
|1987||4||EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye||1988||11||EF24mm f/2.8||1989||10||EF20-35mm f/2.8L|
|1987||4||EF28mm f/2.8||1988||11||EF200mm f/1.8L USM|
|1987||5||EF70-210mm f/4||1988||11||EF600mm f/4L USM|
|1987||6||EF100-300mm f/5.6L||1988||12||EF100-200mm f/4.5A|
|1987||10||EF135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus|
|1987||11||EF300mm f/2.8L USM|
|1987||12||EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro|
|1990||3||EF35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM||1991||3||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6||1992||3||EF500mm f/4.5L USM|
|1990||4||EF100mm f/2.8 Macro||1991||4||EF 400mm f/2.8L USM||1992||4||EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM|
|1990||6||EF70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||1991||4||TS-E24mm f/3.5L||1992||6||EF20mm f/2.8 USM|
|1990||6||EF100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM||1991||4||TS-E45mm f/2.8||1992||6||EF85mm f/1.8 USM|
|1990||9||EF35-80mm f/4-5.6||1991||4||TS-E90mm f/2.8||1992||6||EF35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM|
|1990||10||EF35mm f/2||1991||4||EF35-105mm f/4.5-5.6||1992||6||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM|
|1990||11||EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6||1991||10||EF100mm f/2 USM||1992||6||EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM|
|1990||12||EF50mm f/1.8 II||1991||10||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM||1992||11||EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM|
|1991||12||EF14mm f/2.8L USM|
|1991||12||EF200mm f/2.8L USM|
|1991||12||EF300mm f/4L USM|
|1993||1||EF35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM||1994||No lenses in 1994?||1995||2||EF38-76mm f/4.5-5.6|
|1993||3||EF20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||1995||3||EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 III|
|1993||5||EF400mm f/5.6L USM||1995||3||EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM|
|1993||6||EF50mm f/1.4 USM||1995||3||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM|
|1993||7||EF1200mm f/5.6L USM||1995||3||EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II|
|1993||9||EF35-80mm F4-5.6 II||1995||7||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 II|
|1993||10||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM||1995||8||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM|
|1993||11||EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM||1995||9||EF28mm f/1.8 USM|
|1995||9||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM|
|1996||3||EF200mm f/2.8L II USM||1997||3||EF300mm f/4L IS USM||1998||2||EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM|
|1996||3||EF400mm f/2.8L II USM||1997||12||EF24mm f/1.4L USM||1998||3||EF22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM|
|1996||4||EF135mm f/2L USM||1998||3||EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM|
|1996||4||EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM||1998||11||EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|1996||4||EF17-35mm f/2.8L USM||1998||12||EF35mm f/1.4L USM|
|1996||9||EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM|
|1996||9||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 IV USM|
|1999||4||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II||2000||3||EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM||2001||9||EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM|
|1999||4||EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM||2000||9||EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6||2001||12||EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM|
|1999||4||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III||2000||9||EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM||2001||12||EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM|
|1999||4||EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM||2000||10||EF28-90mm f/4-5.6|
|1999||7||EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM||2000||10||EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM|
|1999||7||EF500mm f/4L IS USM||2000||10||EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM|
|1999||9||EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM|
|1999||9||EF600mm f/4L IS USM|
|1999||9||MP-E65mm f/2.8 Macro|
|1999||9||EF70-200mm f/4L USM|
|2002||9||EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM||2003||5||EF17-40mm f/4L USM||2004||6||EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM|
|2002||9||EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM||2003||9||EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 II||2004||6||EF70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM|
|2002||9||EF28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM||2003||9||EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM||2004||9||EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM|
|2002||9||EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM||2003||9||EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6||2004||9||EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III|
|2002||11||EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM||2004||9||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6||2004||11||EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM|
|2004||9||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM|
|2005||3||EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM||2006||2||EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM||2007||2||EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM|
|2005||3||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II||2006||2||EF85mm f/1.2L II USM||2007||8||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS|
|2005||3||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM||2006||8||EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM||2007||8||EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS|
|2005||9||EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM||2006||8||EF50mm f/1.2L USM||2007||8||EF14mm f/2.8L II USM|
|2005||9||EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM|
|2008||2||EF200mm f/2L IS USM||2009||2||TS-E 17mm f4/L||2010||1||EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|2008||2||EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM||2009||2||TS-E 24mm f3.5L II||2010||8||EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM|
|2008||9||EF24mm f/1.4L II USM||2009||9||EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS||2010||8||EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye|
|2008||9||EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS||2009||9||EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM||2010||8||EF300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM|
|2009||9||EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM||2010||8||EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM|
|2011||2||EF500mm F/4L IS II USM||2012||2||EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM||2013||3||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|2011||2||EF600mm F/4L IS II USM||2012||2||EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM||2013||5||EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x|
|2011||2||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III||2012||2||EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM||2013||6||EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM|
|2011||3||EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II||2012||6||EF40mm f/2.8 STM||2013||8||EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM|
|2011||6||EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II||2012||6||EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|2012||7||EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|2012||7||EF-M 22mm f/2 STM|
|2012||11||EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM|
Looking for Canon lenses? - Type in a camera or lens name and see if what you want is currently on eBay...
Have a look and see what you think is due for update...
- I'd expect to see a whole slew of long glass to go with the 1D mk4 (nope - didn't happen) and at some good wider glass to go with the 1Ds Mk4in 2010. Perhaps an improved kit zoom for the 2000D and something EF-S for the 60D?
13th The 17mm is a great lens - no news yet on a date for the 24mm - next month says one dealer.
HK shortages fuel 24-70 2.8L mkII (or IS?) rumours [POTN]
We've been told (thanks) that the new 17 and 24 TS-E lenses are some of the products of Canon's new lens design technologies (the ones not mentioned in the marketing materials) and that their answer to the Nikon 14-24 is due this year or may be held until the 1Ds4 early next year.
5th Our TS-E 17 turns up - see lens page for more info. Test shots later today when I've finished some 'real work' ;-)
4th Small stocks of the TS-E 17 turn up in the UK
May 28th No sign of our tilt/shift lenses yet, but some TS-E 17 versions turned up in Austria and sample images are circulating.
Meanwhile DPR moves up in the lens testing league, as they review the Hartblei Superrotator Macro 120mm F4 (T/S) lens
This reluctance to giving firm delivery details is causing a degree on annoyance amongst dealers since it seems to apply to almost all lenses not in the 'best seller' categories.
DxO have announced support for more lenses and cameras, but still not for my 14mm 2.8L II on a 1Ds3 :-(
13th We're getting asked by a lot of people about lens shortages and imminent announcements. Even lenses like the 100 macro are mentioned.
My own suspicion, based on some Canon lens manufacturing schedules, is that a lot of the less common lenses only get made in smallish batches, which might sit around on the shelves for a some time. Take the current price rises (with a large currency element), add in scarcity and you have a great way of clearing inventory. Of course you can only push this so far before people start looking elsewhere.
Several people have told us that they've found lenses by phoning round local photo shops, who might have one or two of the less common lenses 'forgotten' in the shop window... worth a try.
9th Lots of people pointed out that typos are relatively frequent on Canon Price lists...
I'd expect any replacement for the 24-70 and 100-400 to be announced with a suitably expensive camera, There is still the new version of the 35/1.4L to appear.
8th Signs of a new 24-70? Some comments in a DPR thread after a 24-70 2.8 IS appears in a Dutch price list and is listed with the 5D2 at several places.
Also listed is: EF 100-400mm 4.0 L IS USM 2577A011AA 4960999214047 € 1,979.00
However, check the similarities with comments we had back in early March...
April 30th The DPR thread includes an image
Our TS-E 17 page has a sample we were kindly sent.
29th A sighting of the new TSE lenses and a description of their performance (no pics) in a DPR post.
Having just shot a whole interior job with the current 24mm, I eagerly await their arrival (end May?)
27th Shortages of many lenses are fuelling many rumours of replacement. The fact that Canon in the Netherlands marked the 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS USM as 'discontinued' and says that a 100-400 f/4 is due by June helps too... [DPR] although note follow-ups [DPR]
f/4 at 400mm needs a big bit of glass and price wise, would not be in the same league as the venerable 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L
24th Where are the Canon lenses? [DPR] Shortages of a lot of lenses being discussed.
7th No more 15mm fish-eye? [CR]
Unlikely I'd have thought, unless a new one and a wider version were on the way. Not like Canon to leave such a hole in their lens line-up.
March 28th Zeiss will be making the Distagon T* 3.5/18 available in Canon EF fit. Announced at the Photo Imaging Expo 2009 show in Tokyo and should be available 'towards the end of the year,'
These specs from the 'F' mount version
Price for the ZF is 1115 euros
Notes and comparison with Nikon 12-24 at LL
Note that we've been told (thanks) that a Canon answer to the Nikon 12-24 is quite likely to be released with a major DSLR launch
...guess that's a FF 1D4 or 35+MP 1Ds4.
24th You wait for ages and then loads of them turn up at once.
Hartblei have announced a set of three new lenses with Zeiss glass. 40/80/120mm
The prices do make the new Canon T/S lenses look quite a bargain.
16th It seems the 400/5.6 is not easy to find [POTN] It still appears on Amazon in the UK though. The lens does stand out in Canon's range as not having IS, so might be up for replacement.
However, don't forget that many of Canon's lesser selling lenses are made in batches that may be spaced apart by quite some time.
The economy gets the blame in a DPR thread...
15th According to many comments about the new 24 and 17mm they are manual focus. However if you visit the Canon Australia site [24mm, 17mm] you can down load specs which clearly say that it has "Focus Drive: Gear driven by DC motor" and "High-Speed AF via high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithm"
Looks as if Canon Australia either know something special, or someone got their specs confused ;-)
13th A very brief DPR 'preview' includes a few more photos of the new TS-E 24 II
12th Is the 50/1.0 still available? I thought it was discontinued, but we were pointed to it on the Canon Norway site.
Not listed on the UK site, but then the 1200 is on the Norwegian site too... Unfortunately the specs look the same as the original 1989 version at the Canon museum.
Has another batch been found in a warehouse somewhere? :-)
Back in January we had several reports of the 50/1.4 being back ordered at a lot of places. At CR it's once again suggested that this lens is due for an update although one a comment we received suggested that a new prime to go with an xxxD was more likely.
10th A comment from PMA [SS] suggesting that a 100-400 f/4 IS is on its way, but perhaps not till next year, whilst the existing 100-400 looks due for update.
2nd We've had several mails (thanks) pouring cold water on the 24-70IS release, noting for one thing that the price works out the similar to the existing 5D2 + 24-70 kit
1st There have been consistent rumours about an IS version of the 24-70 2.8L for some time. At CR they've had a series of mails from Poland suggesting that the lens is listed as a kit option for the 5D2.
Well, lots of people have been hoping Canon would pull something out of the hat for PMA - it would be the first time I've seen them do it, but these are unusual times.
Meanwhile, currency fluctuations force up the UK price of the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM which now carries a recommended retail price of £24k - up 50% from its £16k launch price.
February 26th More Canon CPN info on the new T/S lenses
23rd Visited the Focus show in Birmingham (UK) today and hoped to see the new TS-E lenses on the Canon stand - nope, just a plain old version of the 24mm put on a 40D body.
Even so, the Canon stand was absolutely packed.
Update - I'm told the 17mm -was- actually there - unfortunately the three Canon minions I spoke to all told me it wasn't - thanks folks!
19th Some confusion with the TS-E prices, with Canon Germany showing noticeably lower numbers.
Several people have asked if there is any more news expected. I'd say it's highly unlikely that we'll see any more lenses until the next camera announcement, although I can't necessarily see them announcing a 500D and an updated 100-400 L or 24-70 2.8L IS to go with it.
2009 February 18th The forums are rather full of 'How much!' and 'is that all' comments after Canon announce two £2k+ tilt/shift lenses.
No update to the 24-70, no 35 1.4L II and no new 100-400.
Then again, they are selling well. The new T/S lenses are probably been seen with a degree of trepidation by some in the MF market.
We'll just have to see how well they perform on our 1Ds3 in a few months ;-)
Press info on the new T/S lenses.
TS-E 17mm f/4L is available from May 2009 priced at £2749.99 / €3049.99 RRP inc. VAT.
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is available from May 2009 priced at £2399.99 / €2659.99 RRP inc. VAT.
BTW, if these are new to you, we've written an article about using a tilt/shift lens.
|Amstelveen, the Netherlands, 18 February, 2009: Canon today announces the launch of two new tilt and shift lenses, the Ultra-Wide angle TS-E 17mm f/4L and the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, an upgrade to the popular TS-E 24mm f/3.5L.
Canon was the first company to offer 35mm camera users a combined tilt and shift lens, With 36 years experience in this field, Canon has now added a new unique functionality to the TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, allowing users to rotate the direction of the tilt and shift independently of each other.
This affords greater control over the focal plane, replicating the movements of a large format view camera. Canon’s revolutionary tilt and shift revolving mechanism is particularly useful when shooting product shots from a perspective where specific framing and focal plane is required.
The new lenses, influenced by feedback from professional photographers, have been created to produce the best image quality with high resolution, high contrast and low distortion.
The use of high-precision asphercial front elements keeps distortion, common in wide angle lenses, to an absolute minimum, even at the edges of the frame. The TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II also feature multiple UD elements to reduce chromatic aberration and optimised focus mechanisms.
Canon today has also introduced a new range (52mm to 72mm) of versatile, multi-functional PL-C B polarizing filters to help reduce reflections from glass or water or darken blue skies. The PL-C B’s, which are now available in 52mm, 58mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm filter thread sizes, also allows the lens cap to be attached to the lens to prevent damage to the filter if left attached when not in use.
Key features of the TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II include
Hopefully these lenses will be on show at the Canon stand at Focus, in Birmingham (UK) next week. I'll be there on Monday myself.
17th Well - here they are. Thanks to all the people mailing in pictures and additional info!
Of course we do have to mention the one voice so far I've seen saying 'Fake!' [DPR]
We'll hopefully have full reviews before too long ;-)
All new info on these lenses will go on the
TS-E 17mm f/4 L
TS-E 24mm 3.5L II
A comment in a German forum [DSLR] puts the prices at
TS-E 17mm €2499
TS-E 24mm €2299
"completely re-calculated, completely redesigned. Cracking Up until the corners, and similar to the Lensbaby simultaneously in different directions" Google translation
Does this suggest an all new mechanism similar to the 'super rotater' design?
We just had a comment (and only that), warning us to expect two new 'L' T/S lenses tomorrow.
17mm and 24mm tilt/shift
Ouch, if true, that's a hit to the company bank balance coming up :-)
16th There seems to be more PMA lens rumours than camera ones going about.
Of course the 24-70 IS is still mentioned [POTN] but there is interest in the suggested Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm F3.5 SL II Aspherical (for Nikon Ai-s). Although slated for Nikon F mount, there is some talk of a Canon version.
This via Google. Expected Release Date: 2009 February 28
Focal length: 20mm
Angle: 94 degrees
Relative aperture: 1:3.5
This lens: minimum aperture 6 of 9 pieces: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 0.2m
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 piece weight: 205g
Maximum total length * diameter: 63 * 28.8mm
Filter size: 52mm
Mounting: Ai-s (CPU-Chip)
A range of Sigma lenses is also expected - Nikon at first [NR]
Should be some announcements too from Canon this week...
14th Shop mentions 24-70 2.8L IS [POTN]
11th Interesting snippet [DPR] to suggest that the new shift lens would be less than 24mm and that there would be a new UWA prime too.
A suggestions further down the thread points to a new TS-E and the wide being the new 35L 1.4, that has been widely expected for some time.
- I do remember at a Canon event a few years ago being asked what I'd like to see in lenses, and saying that a slightly wider version of the 24 would suit my work a treat, that said, the 24 is one of my important 'work' lenses.
10th Confirmation that the TS-E24 has been discontinued [DPR]
A caller to Canon US (1-800-OK-CANON) to the sales desk confirmed that the 24 TS-E has in fact been discontinued. The Canon person didn't have or couldn't give any info on a replacement.
For any new 24mm T/S lens I'd expect to see a very big bit of glass at the front, particularly if the maximum aperture has been upped at all from f/3.5 There is an interesting note on the Zuiko 24mm/3.5 shift at Mir.
It's also been pointed out to us (thanks) that if you go to the 'lens chart' section of Canon US lens info pages (mid RHS), the PDF that downloads has rather a lot of lenses marked as discontinued.
8th It's not just the TS-E24 that's gone.
Thanks to the folks at the useful EFlens.com site for pointing out the rest of the lenses that have been 'retired' from the Canon US site.
|Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM||14mm|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM||18-55mm|
|Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||20-35mm|
|Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L||24mm|
|Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||24-85mm|
|Canon EF 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 USM||28-105mm|
|Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II||28-80mm|
|Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM||28-90mm|
|Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III||28-90mm|
|Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM||55-200mm|
|Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II||80-200mm|
Apart from the 24 TS-E. it looks like a way of reducing inventory, since some of those lenses probably don't sell that much.
Any more replacement news anyone?
7th The 24mm TS-E lens vanishes from Canon's US page.
Still there at the moment at Canon UK.
Some stores are showing out of stock, but this isn't exactly a big selling lens...
January 30th A comment [CR] that someone has seen testing of a new 24mm TSE lens
- "24mm and a bit faster than the current lens offered by Canon. The results have been a big improvement over the current model."
We've heard comments about this lens for some time, but have never had any really firm information. The difficulties in designing a retrofocus 24mm lens with a large image circle mean that any improvement on the current f/3.5 will mean a very big bit of glass at the front, and it certainly won't be cheap. Note that the well regarded Nikon 24mm PCE is also only f/3.5.
Suffice to say, it's well up on the list of lenses I'd personally like to see updated from Canon
With lens prices rising, we've had a couple of reports (UK and NL) of the 70-200 f/4L IS dropping in price.
If you want to check the price list from yesterday, it's at Canon NL [PDF] Unfortunately it seems that the code '2577A011AA' and the EAN refers to our old friend the 100-400
29th In a Canon price list from Holland we see the following entry
EF 100-400mm 4.0 L IS USM 2577A011AA 4960999214047 € 1,979.00
Meanwhile, a suggestion [CR] that there will be a EF 80-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM in the announcements
28th We're told [thanks] that the revamped 35/1.4L and 1-2 other replacement 'L' lenses will be announced before PMA - the point being 'announced', much like the 200 and 800 were. First we've heard of this one...
Plenty of discussions about replacements [DPR] but little actual info about :-)
27th A UK dealer still says "this product has now been discontinued by the manufacturers" about the 50/1.4
2009 January 22nd 50/1.4 is backordered at B&H too
21st I'm told (thanks) that at least one UK supplier is saying thet the EF 50mm f1.4 lens is 'no longer available' - anyone else hear anything?
Time for a new 'standard' lens anyone? It's noticeable that the 1.4 is quite an ancient lens in the EF range, with the optics going back to the 70's. There's a review at DPR that shows what's there at the moment.
20th Some time ago (November) we saw several comments suggesting a new version of the 24-105
We're told that at the SWPP convention in the UK, during a presentation a photographer stated that he is currently testing the pre-production version of the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM Mk II lens. He had the 5D Mk II camera pre-production model since November 08 (NDAs anyone? ;-)
Certainly would explain Canon's eagerness to push the kit versions of the 5D2 ;-)
16th A suggestion that the EF 17-40 f/4L is due for an update this year [CR] ...no IS though.
13th UK lens prices are on the up at some dealers - for example the 24-70 2.8L has gone up from ~£800 to £950.
Time to shop around if you wanted a new lens, since I still see it listed at below £800 by quite a few dealers.
12th A suggestion [CR] that the 300/2.8L IS is due for an update before long.
2009 January 10th I'm told (thanks) that in Germany, most camera prices (in the official list) are unchanged, but lenses are up from 5-10% (esp 'L' lenses)
For example, the 14mm 2.8L II goes from 2199 euro to 2309 euro
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