With the release of its new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens in March, Canon will complete its popular range of premium-quality zoom lenses for ‘full frame’ cameras, spanning a focal length range from ultra wide angle to 400mm telephoto.


Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. (Source: Canon.)

Offering the high-performance characteristics of the premium L-series, the new lens features high-speed autofocusing, a nine-bladed iris diaphragm that closes to a circular aperture and a minimum focusing distance of 28 cm with the 24mm focal length.

The optical design of this lens comprises 16 elements in 11 groups, with a three-group zoom and rear focus. Four aspherical elements combine with a UD lens and a super UD lens to ensure high image quality throughout the zoom range and excellent edge-to-edge sharpness.

Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating and Air Sphere Coating on the lens minimise ghosting and flare. The lens is also built to be dust- and water-proof and has a fluorine coating to repel dirt and grease. Autofocusing is driven by a fast and silent Ring USM3 ultrasonic motor.

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is 132 mm long with a diameter of 108 mm. It weighs 1180 grams and has a built-in lens hood. It is scheduled to ship in March, with pricing set at dealers’ discretion. Visit www.canon.com.au for more information.