Canon was mostly quiet at NAB 2014 (at least on the lower end), but they have just announced two new lenses for those who are more budget-conscious, the full-frame EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the APS-C EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. While both lenses are slower than some other Canon options in this range, they both have image stabilization, and the APS-C lens is designed with the quieter STM motors that should work better with autofocus during video.

Here is more on the 16-35mm f/4L lens:


In addition, an intelligent CPU in the lens automatically selects the optimal IS mode by recognizing differences between normal handheld shots and panning. This technological advancement supports a greater range of creative expression for photographers in otherwise difficult shooting situations, such as dark indoor scenes where flash photography is prohibited, or in places where a tripod cannot be used, or when shooting at low ISO speeds.

Performance of the 16-35mm f/4:


  • Price: $1,200
  • Availability: June 2014

And more on the 10-18mm:


Compared to the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide-angle lens, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is nearly 20% smaller and 38% lighter. When combined with a compact digital SLR, such as the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera, the smaller size makes it very convenient to carry with the camera when traveling. The compact four-group zoom optical system provides a maximum magnification of 0.15x at the telephoto end. The wide-angle zoom range of the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a perfect complement to the currently available EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM zoom lenses.

  • Price: $300
  • Availability: June 2014

The 10-18 is about half the price of the Canon 10-22 lens, though it is a little slower. The 16-35mm price difference isn't quite as much, as the faster 16-35mm f/2.8 is $500 more at $1,700, and available for only $1,500 with a $200 mail-in rebate. You can find links to both lenses below.


[via Canon Rumors]