Canon U.S.A. has announced a collection of five L series EF lenses ranging from an 8-15mm fisheye priced at $1,399 to a 600mm F4L priced at $11,999. The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens, scheduled to ship in July, offers a 180 degree diagonal angle of view for EOS SLR cameras for full-frame and APS-C digital cameras, and 180 degree circular fisheye images for full frame EOS cameras.
Canon’s EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM features improved image quality, image stabilization, and durability and now features two fluorite lens elements for improved image quality and reduced chromatic abberation, according to Canon. It weighs in at 82.9 oz and is priced at $6599 with availability scheduled for August 2011. Canon’s EF 400mm F/2.8L IS II USM lens, ideal for sports such as soccer and baseball, is the fifth generation of this lens and also uses two fluorite lenses for better image quality and reduced chromatic abberation. It weighs in at 135.8 oz and is expected to ship for $10,499. The EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM is targeted at both sports and nature photography as well as photojournalism. It is also built around two fluorite lens elements and weighs in at 112.5 oz. It is expected to ship in December with an estimated retail price of $9499.
The new line of cameras is rounded out by Canon’s EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens, targeted at wildlife and photojournalism. It features a pair of fluorite lens elements and weighs in at 138.3 oz. It is expected to ship in December with an estimated retail price of $11,999.
No other information was provided on the new line of L lenses.