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Six new lenses for spring (pictures)

In addition to notable lenses from Canon, Sigma, Pentax and more, Olympus revealed development plans for a pro 8mm f1.8 fisheye. Look out for updates if any more announcements come from the upcoming CP+ 2015 show.

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Canon 11-24mm f4L USM
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Canon 11-24mm f4L USM

Boasting the widest angle non-fisheye full-frame zoom to date, Canon's professional 11-24mm lens is designed for better rectilinear performance rather than the fisheye look a lot of ultra-wide-angle lenses tend to provide. It's got all of the company's latest coatings and like other L lenses, is dust- and weather-sealed.

Available March 2015;
$3,000, £2,800, AU$4,000 (est.).

Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
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Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

A fast kit lens, the 16-55mm f2.8 is weather-sealed to be paired with what is currently the company's only weather-sealed camera, the X-T1.

Available February 2015;
$1,200, £900 (est.), Australian pricing to come.

Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II
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Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II

The company finally updated its rather dowdy 14-150mm lens with the new build quality, manual-focus cuff and better dust- and splash-resistance. It's still a little slow, but should make a decent kit lens.

Available March 2015;
$600, £550, $800.

HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW
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HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW

Wildlife Pentaxians will be looking forward to this long telephoto zoom, with all Pentax's latest coatings, weather-sealing and updated Quick-Shift autofocus override system. Plus its "image circle is optimized to cover even the image size of 35mm film-format SLR cameras," like the full-frame Pentax under development.

Available March 2015;
$2,500, £1,800, Australian pricing to come.

HD PENTAX-D FA 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
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HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW

Weather-sealed and fast with all of Pentax's latest coatings, the 70-200mm f2.8 also includes an AF-limiter switch and the company's Quick-Shift focus post-autofocus manual override.

Available March 2015;
$2,300, £1,600, Australian pricing to come.

24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
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24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

The 24mm f1.4 joins Sigma's excellent 35mm 1.4 and 50mm f1.4 lenses for full-frame or APS-C-mount Canon and Nikon photographers.

Available March 2015
$850. UK and Australia pricing to come.

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