Archive for February, 2011

New Canon Lenses & Flash

Monday, February 7th, 2011

More new announcements from Canon today:

Speedlite 270ex II Flash
Speedlite 320ex Flash

EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II (new kit lens)

They also have a picture of another new lens, the EF 200-400mm f4L IS USM, but it does not have a release date yet.  It will have a built-in 1.4x extender which turns it into a 280-560mm.  Sounds interesting!   See here for the picture.

Details for the Canon EF 200-400mm lens are as follows:

Designed for Canon’s leading range of EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers, offering exceptional flexibility with a built-in 1.4× extender that creates an increased focal range of 280 – 560mm. Perfect for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4× will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths.

Developed as a new addition to Canon’s acclaimed L-series of professional lenses, the new lens will offer an unsurpassed combination of versatility, first-class optical performance and an enhanced weather-proof construction. The model will be released as part of Canon’s continued development of its EF lens line-up, offering enhanced performance and improved functions that cater for the needs of photographers from beginners through to professionals.

Canon EOS 600d and EOS 1100D Announced

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Update: Price listings for the Canon EOS 600D can be found here:
Canon EOS 600D Body Prices
Canon EOS 600D Lens Kit (EF-S 18-55mm IS lens) Prices
Canon EOS 600D Lens Kit (EF-S 18-135mm IS lens) Prices

And prices for the Canon EOS 1100D are here:

EOS 1100D Body Prices
EOS 1100D Lens Kit (EF-S 18-55mm III lens) Prices
EOS 1100D Lens Kit (EF-S 18-55mm IS lens) Prices

Canon have announced two new “entry level” SLRS today, the Canon EOS 600D and the EOS 1100D.

Canon EOS 600D SLR

Due to be on sale early April 2011, the headline 600D features are:

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C Sensor
  • Full HD video capture
  • Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen
  • EOS Scene Detection Technology
  • ISO range 100-6400, expandable to 12800
  • 95% coverage viewfinder
  • Max frames per second: 3.7fps

Recommended price for the EOS 600D body only is £679.

Two lens kits will be available:
The EOS 600D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit, priced at £769.
The EOS 600D EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit priced at £949.

 

Canon EOS 1100D SLR

Also due to be on sale early April 2011, the headline features are:

  • 12.2 Megapixel APS-C Sensor
  • 720p HD video capture
  • ISO range 100-6400
  • 95% coverage viewfinder
  • Max frames per second: 3fps

Recommended price for the EOS 1100 body only is £419.

Two lens kits will be available:
The EOS 1100D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit, priced at £499.
The EOS 1100D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens Kit priced at £459.

You can find details on the Canon site, eg here.