Canon released a little bit of something for everybody last night in a press release that debuted, not just the expected 16-35mm and 10-18mm lenses we had already known about, but also the white SL1 that until now was not available in the United States.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
First up is the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L lens, basically a slightly slower, optically stabilized, cheaper version of the f/2.8L zoom lens Canon offers at the same focal length. The IS gives shooters four stops worth of shake reduction.
Full-frame Canon shooters will be able to pick up this lens in June for $1,200 (or pre-order now), which, in case you’re curious, is $500 cheaper than the non-stabilized 16-35mm f/2.8L USM.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Next up is the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6: a lens for APS-C shooters or, more specifically, users of the Canon 70D and T5i (700D) who picked up those cameras in large part for the video capabilities.
At an aperture of f/4.5-5.6, this 16-29mm equivalent lens probably won’t tempt too many still shooters, but it does offer an STM motor for quiet focusing during video. It also comes at a very affordable price point of $300.
It, too, is scheduled to arrive in June and can be pre-ordered by clicking here.
White Canon Rebel ST1 Kit
Finally, the last of the announcements is also the smallest. The white Canon Rebel SL1 Kit that, up until now, was only available overseas, is making its way to the US. It will also land in June at an estimated retail price of $750.
To learn more about any of the products discussed here, head over to the Canon press room. And if you’re ready to pre-order, click on the provided links above.