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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM lens released with a $1,499 price tag


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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens is now available at B&H for $1,499.

Canon has released the 24-70mm f/4 IS L lens at B&H as usual. The product is currently in stock and if you are looking to add the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens to your portfolio, then you can do so as of today.

Its advantage over the previous generation, which featured an aperture of f/2.8, is that it is a lot cheaper, with a price of $1,499. The spec sheet looks pretty good and Canon claims that the lens is destined for full framed 35mm sensors.

Canon’s first 24-70mm L-series lens with image stabilization

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS is a welcomed addition to Canon’s range of L-series lenses, as the company’s hybrid image stabilization technology will allow photographers to take macro photos even if their hands are a bit shaky. The system is particularly useful when taking angular and shift macro photos, thanks to the four-stop shutter speed compensation.

This also means that photographers can take their shots in faint light, as the shutter speed can be delayed by four stops. Canon has added a bunch of special coatings in order to reduce ghosting effects, aspherical elements to prevent spherical aberration and dual UD / super UD elements that will significantly reduce chromatic aberration.

Autofocusing at its absolute best

Canon has equipped the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS lens with a ring-type USM alongside a speedy processor in order to allow the camera to autofocus faster. The software has also been improved, as the algorithms will prevent the lens from making noticeable noise when taking shots.

The minimum focus distance has been set at 1.25′, while the macro mod switch allows 0.7x magnification and the aperture ranges between f/4.0-22.

Protection against silly mistakes

Photographers who don’t pay too much attention to taking care of their devices will be happy to hear that the lens has high resistance to moisture and dust, while a fluorine coating will protect the lens against fingerprints and smears.

There is a zoom lock lever that will prevent the user from accidentally extending the zoom, which is very useful when preparing your shot for a few minutes or when transporting the equipment. More details can be found at B&H website here, where consumers can also purchase this equipment.

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