Tonight, Canon announced the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. These both include the latest technologies in their categories for improved performance within one of the most popular zoom ranges around.
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III lens features an Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for better flaring and ghosting control. Other features include the Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 3.5 stops of correction, fluorine coating on front and rear elements to help reduce smears and fingerprints, an inner focusing system with Ring Ultrasonic Motor (USM), one fluorite lens and five UD lenses that help to provide high-image quality, a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m (3.9ft), and a circular eight-blade aperture. This lens features 23 elements in 19 groups.
The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens features numerous updates, most notably including optical image stabilization (IS) that provides up to five stops of compensation (up from three stops before) while also being more quiet. Also, minimum focusing distance has improved 20 percent and is now down to one meter (3.3 feet). Other features include one fluorite lens and two UD lenses for high-image quality, Super Spectra Coating technology and optimized lens element placement to minimize ghosting and flaring, circular nine-blade aperture for a beautiful bokeh quality, a fluorine coating on front and rear elements, and an inner focusing system with Ring Ultrasonic Motor. This lens features 20 elements in 15 groups.
The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM will be available August 2018 for $2,099 (the same MSRP as its predecessor) while the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM will be available at the end of June 2018 for $1,299 (a $100 increase over its predecessor).