Canon has launched two new lenses in its EF range, providing amateur photographers and professionals with the world's first wide-angle fixed focal length lenses that also offer an image stabiliser.
The EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM and the EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM are described by their manufacturer as an ideal choice for photographers working in marginal light thanks to the stabilisation system.
They are also silent to operate, which could help those working with animals or looking to capture natural shots of people.
Chris Macleod, brand manager at Canon, commented: "Most photographers battle against dying light to capture the perfect still shot, whether a dusk scene, dappled sunlight on the surface of shallow water or portraits of people in deep shade."
Meanwhile, the lenses are also suitable to focusing on very close-up objects without losing focus and clarity. In fact, the EF24mm has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.20m, while the EF28mm is set at 0.23m.
Mr Macleod noted that this will allow people to create "more diverse and varied shots" that can reveal the minute details of a scene, even in poor light conditions or a in small-scale nature shots. More information can be found at http://www.canon.co.uk
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