Unlike its pricier f2.8 alternative, the $1,500 24-70mm f4 model can compensate for camera shake. Also new for December: an $850 image-stabilized 35mm f2 lens.
One of Canon's most popular lenses gets better optics, coatings, and bokeh--but costs $1,000 more and doesn't get image stabilization. New wide-angle prime lenses do get it, though.
The new lens, with a fast F2.8 design, can counteract camera shake with vibration compensation that Nikon and Canon competitors currently lack.
The veteran 16-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 lenses get modern coatings and other modern touches.
The fixed-lens RX10 II and RX100 IV use a unique 1-inch stacked image sensor for 40x superslow-motion capture, 4K video shooting; A7R II mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has world's first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor.
High-end lenses are a notch more attainable for Canon SLR users. Some lens prices were cut again after Canon trimmed prices last September.
Shown at Photokina last fall, Sony finally reveals the "when" and "how much" for four lenses and four converters. Also, it released a firmware update for the FE 35 f2.8 Z, FE 24-70mm Z, FE 55mm f18 Z, FE 70-200G and FE 28-70mm to boost startup time.
The company's line of full-frame cameras grows to four models, with permanent price drops for some of the existing models.
Ahead of Photokina, the Japanese lensmaker announces a coming 15-30mm model that combines a fast f2.8 aperture with image stabilization.
Pros and enthusiasts in the US can rejoice that many of Canon's SLR lenses are a notch less pricey now. Better exchange rates might deserve some of the credit.