• 08-20-2007, 12:51 AM
    Photo-John
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    Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - Press Release
    Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

    Designed primarily for discerning landscape and architectural photographers, the Canon EF14mm f/2.8L II USM lens is ideally suited to the EOS-1Ds Mark III's full-frame capability. Measuring 3.7 inches in length and weighing in at under 23 ounces, this ultra-wide angle L-series prime lens is well corrected for rectilinear distortion, provides a 114-degree diagonal angle of view, and delivers high-speed autofocus with higher image quality overall including superior peripheral image quality, compared to its predecessor, the stalwart EF 14mm f/2.8L USM lens.

    While its large diameter, high-precision aspherical and UD elements, optimized lens element positioning, and flare and ghost-reducing lens coating ensure that this lens delivers the top optical performance in its professional class, Canon has added other features photographers have been asking for - improved dust and water resistance incorporated around the mount, switch panel and focusing ring, and a round aperture that creates a nice background blur and makes it easier to recognize an out-of-focus scene in less than brightly lit conditions. Furthermore, Canon has created a new lens cap specifically for the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM that is held to the lens by a stopper. The Canon EF14mm f/2.8L II USM lens is scheduled to begin shipping to stores in October at an estimated selling price of $2,199.

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  • 08-20-2007, 04:06 PM
    Liz
    Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - Press Release
    Wow! Now this is a wide angle person's dream lens! What an awesome lens - and an even more awesome price! :eek:

    All kidding aside, who would not want this beautiful new wide angle "L" lens? That's wide - even in XTi terms.

    Liz
  • 08-20-2007, 06:47 PM
    schrackman
    Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - Press Release
    Liz, are you sure you saw the $2199.00 price tag? Ouch! I could buy Leica M6 + lens for that, or 3 XTi's, lol.
  • 08-20-2007, 07:08 PM
    Liz
    Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - Press Release
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by schrackman
    Liz, are you sure you saw the $2199.00 price tag? Ouch! I could buy Leica M6 + lens for that, or 3 XTi's, lol.

    :D :D Yes, I was joking about the "awesome" price........meaning beyond my reach! :eek:

    Liz
  • 08-21-2007, 11:17 AM
    schrackman
    Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - Press Release
    Ah, you were being facetious. I should have guessed by the shocked smiley!