Canon’s new mid-range 24-70mm zoom gets stabilization

Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

(Credit: Canon USA)

Two new higher-end but not top-end lenses will arrive in December, the $1,500 EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and the $850 EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, Canon said today.

The 24-70mm f4 lens, though not inexpensive by any means, extends a Canon tradition of offering intermediate models for enthusiasts and pros who don’t necessarily want to pay more for top-end lenses. In this case, the alternative the $2,300 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM introduced in February, whose f2.8 aperture enables photography in low-light shooting and with a blurrier background to emphasize foreground subjects.

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