According to a rumor picked up on several Canon rumor sites, it appears that Canon will announce a couple of new wide angle lenses this week. Both are updates to current popular models and are expected to be upgraded with IS.
The two rumored lenses are a EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. The 16-35mm F/4L IS USM is more of an addition, than an upgrade, considering that the current model is F/2.8. Though initial price estimates have the new 16-35 at just under $2000, which is $300 more than the current F/2.8 model.
The other lens, the 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6, is also a little slower than it predecessor. But as I mentioned above, will include IS, so it’s a bit of a tradeoff.
I think that it is interesting that Canon is spending their time adding IS to EVERYTHING under the sun, and lowering apertures, while companies like Sigma are hardly releasing any image stabilized lenses, and are increasing the aperture. Don’t get me wrong, I like IS from a video standpoint, but not at the expense of a lower aperture.
Are you excited for either of these lenses, and what are your thoughts Canon’s “IS on EVERYTHING” strategy going forward? Leave a comment to discuss!
[via Photo Rumors]