New Lenses from Canon

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

In addition to the EOS 7D Mark II, Canon announced three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. The EF 400mm f/4 II weighs half of what its EF 400mm f/2.8L counterpart does, and claims four additional stops of shutter speed thanks to Canon’s optical image stabilization.

The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also claims four additional stops of shutter speed. Canon calls the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 the slimmest and lightest EF-S lens the company has ever produced. Like the 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 it includes a stepping motor for quiet autofocus performance.

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM will be available in November for $6899. Also available in November, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM will cost $149.99. The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will be available in December for $599.99.

Product Advisory from Canon

Canon has released a product advisory for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Looks as if there is a problem with the AF-system: If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera , the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.  Firmware releases that will address the issue are expected for August.

Press release from Canon USA:

To Users of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM Interchangeable Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Thank you for using Canon products

It has been confirmed that the autofocusing function of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens, which was released in June 2012, may not operate correctly. The details of this phenomenon are described below.

Affected Product
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
Phenomenon
If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.
*This phenomenon does not occur during normal shooting.
*This phenomenon does not result in a malfunction of the lens.
Workaround
When the above phenomenon occurs, detach and reattach the lens, or remove and reinsert the camera battery to restore the operations.
Market Support
The firmware to address this phenomenon will be available for download in late August, 2012.
Once this firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.
Support
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.