Canon’s two soon-to-be-announced lenses were leaked today by Japanese website Digicam info. The first one is, as suspected, the 24-70mm f/4 IS. The second one was more a surprise: it’s not a new 50mm, but a 35mm f/2 IS. Canon is continuing its new trend of building image stabilization into wider-angle lenses — a bit strange for still photographers, but great news for people who record video with their DSLRs.
The Canon EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM will be a weatherproof lens with a 9-blade circular aperture, macro mode at the telephoto end, a minimum focusing distance of around 8 inches, hybrid IS, and a 77mm filter size. It’ll weigh 600g and be around 3.7 inches long. By comparison, the current 24-70mm f/2.8 II is 805g and 4.4 inches long.
Canon Rumors writes that this new lens will be included with the upcoming Canon 6D as the kit lens.
The Canon EF 35 f/2 IS will feature a 8-blade circular aperture, a 4-stop IS system, and a 67mm filter size. It’ll weigh 335g and be roughly 2.5 inches long.
Both lenses are set to hit store shelves sometime next month, but the official announcement should be arriving very shortly (perhaps sometime this week). In Japan, the new 24-70mm and 35mm will reportedly cost ~$1,808 and ~$923, respectively. We’ll likely see them with smaller price tags in the US, but the lenses will most likely be pricier than what the rumors from this past weekend suggested.