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First Sample Photos Shot Using the New Canon 24-70mm f/4 IS and 35mm f/2 IS


Canon UK has released a handful of sample photographs shot using the company’s new image stabilized lenses: the 24-70mm f/4 IS an 35mm f/2 IS.

Click on any of these sample photographs to see higher-resolution versions.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

The 24-70mm sample photographs are pretty standard. The slowest shutter speed used was 1/60 for the cactus shot, so the images don’t give us a very good sense of how well the four-stop IS system works.

Canon 5D Mark III | 1/160 | f/5.6 | 400 | 70mm

This photo shows the lens’ 0.7x magnification for macro photographs:

Canon 5D Mark III | 1/60 | f/4 | 100 | 70mm
Canon 5D Mark III | 1/320 | f/8 | 200 | 24mm

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

The 35mm sample shots are a bit more interesting. These photos were shot with shutter speeds of 0.5 seconds and 1/25s, respectively, providing a glimpse into how well the stabilization works at reducing hand shake (we’re assuming the images weren’t shot using a tripod).

Canon 5D Mark III | 1/2 | f/2.8 | 100 | 35mm
Canon 5D Mark III | 1/25 | f/5.6 | 800 | 35mm

As with all official sample photographs, these photos are meant to demonstrate the strengths of the lenses and provide a taste of their optics. For flaws we’ll simply have to wait until real-world samples begin to emerge.

(via Canon UK [2] via Canon Rumors)

Image credits: Photographs by Canon