Canon announces 60D, four new lenses and two new teleconverters

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Canon announces the latest addition to its EOS series of Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras – the new EOS 60D. Replacing the EOS 50D. You can find a more in depth preview here. Here is a quick run on its features

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
  • Full HD movies with manual control
  • DIGIC 4
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing

Canon 60D size comparison with 50D (from dpreview)

 

Top LCD and the new vari-angle 3” LCD

Canon has announced the EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM, the world’s first fisheye zoom lens to offer both ‘circular’ and ‘full frame’ images.

Focal length

8-15mm

Diagonal Angle of view (FF)

180º – 175º 30′

Maximum aperture

F4

Minimum aperture

F22

Lens Construction

14 elements/11 groups

Number of diaphragm blades

7

Minimum focus

0.15 m

Maximum magnification

0.39x at 15mm

AF motor type

Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor

Filter thread

67mm

Supplied accessories

• Front and rear caps

• EW-77Hood

• LP1219 case

Weight

540 g

Dimensions

79 mm diameter x 83 mm length

Lens Mount

Canon EF

 

Canon has released the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, aimed at being an affordable ‘L’-grade telephoto lens.

Focal length

70-300mm

Diagonal Angle of view (FF)

34º – 8º 15′

Maximum aperture

F4-5.6

Minimum aperture

F32-45

Lens Construction

19 elements/14 groups

Number of diaphragm blades

8, rounded

Minimum focus

1.2m

Maximum magnification

0.21x at 300mm

AF motor type

Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor

Image stabilization

4 stops

Filter thread

67mm

Supplied accessories

• Front and rear caps

• ET-73B Hood

• LP1424

Weight

1050 g

Dimensions

89 mm diameter x 143 mm length

Lens Mount

Canon EF

 

Canon has introduced updated versions of two of its professional telephoto lenses, in the shape of the EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM. Both feature completely new optical designs, along with lighter weight construction employing magnesium alloy and titanium.

EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Focal length

400mm

300mm

Diagonal Angle of view (FF)

6°10′

8°15′

Maximum aperture

F2.8

F2.8

Minimum aperture

F32

F32

Lens Construction

16 elements/12 groups

16 elements/12 groups

Number of diaphragm blades

9, rounded

9, rounded

Minimum focus

0.17m

2m

Maximum magnification

0.17x

0.18x

AF motor type

Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor

Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor

Image stabilization

4 stops

4 stops

Filter thread

52mm drop-in

52mm drop-in

Supplied accessories

• Front and rear caps

• ET-155(WII) Hood

• 400C Hard Case

• Front and rear caps

• ET-120(WII) Hood

• 300B Case

Weight

3850 g

2400 g

Dimensions

163 mm diameter x 343 mm length

128 mm diameter x 248 mm length

Lens Mount

Canon EF

Canon EF

 

Canon has updated its 1.4x and 2x ‘Extender’ teleconverters, to version III. The EF Extender 1.4x III and EF Extender 2x III both offer completely new optical designs, weather resistant construction, Fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements, and promise higher AF accuracy than the previous versions.

 

Extender EF 2x III

Extender EF 1.4x III

Lens Construction

9 elements/5 groups

7 elements/3 groups

Dust/moisture resistance

Yes

Yes

Supplied accessories

• Extender Cap EII

• LP811 lens case

• Extender Cap EII

• LP811 lens case

Weight

325 g

225 g

Dimensions

72 mm diameter x 53 mm length

72 mm diameter x 27 mm length

 

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