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EOS-1D X available from end of April 2012

Canon has announced that the EOS-1D X will be available from end of April 2012, priced at £5,299.00/€6,299.00 RRP incl. VAT.

The culmination of 40 years’ experience in developing professional cameras, the EOS-1D X is Canon’s most advanced EOS model ever produced, offering photographers an unparalleled combination of speed, resolution and image quality to capture stills and Full HD movies. See news story 18 October 2011.

New EF 500mm and 600mm lenses available May 2012

The EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to from May 2012.

The EF 500mm lens will be priced at £8,999.00/€10,799.00 RRP incl. VAT.
The EF 600mm lens will be priced at £11,299.00/ €13,549.00 RRP incl. VAT.

Designed to meet the needs of the sports and wildlife photographers, both lenses offer excellent performance, delivering high-quality images.

The introduction of the lenses has been delayed since they were announced in February 2011. See news story 7 February 2011.

Three new lenses

Canon has announced three new lenses. The EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM zoom is an update to the EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM, while the EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM are the world’s first (according to Canon research as of February 2012) wide-angle prime lenses to feature optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology.

EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM: an ultra-high performance standard zoom
The new EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM features completely redesigned optics. It offers a compact design and a range of optical enhancements for improved performance – capturing greater detail across the frame while reducing distortion throughout the entire zoom range, particularly at the maximum 70mm focal length.

With an optical system that includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and one Super UD aspheric elements to minimise chromatic aberration and colour blurring, the lens delivers consistently sharp, high-contrast images. Each lens element also features Canon’s optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghostin…