Accompanying the new DSLRs launched yesterday, Canon has announced three new lenses in its EF and EF-S ranges.

Accompanying the new DSLRs launched yesterday, Canon has announced three new lenses in its EF and EF-S ranges.

The first is a mark II version of its EF 14mm f/2.8L USM lens. The lens has been redesigned to include aspherical and UD elements and boasts a 114o angle of view. Other features include:

* Latest Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for fast and near silent auto focus with excellent holding torque

* Full-time manual focus override via a large rubber ring that does not rotate during auto focus

* Super Spectra coatings and optimised lens element shaping to suppress flare and ghosting

* Large circular aperture diaphragm for good background bokeh and ?removal? of distracting backgrounds at wide apertures

In its EF-S range, two lenses have been announced. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS are the first lenses within the range to incorporate a four-stop Image Stabiliser.

Both feature Super Spectra Coating to reduce the effects of ghosting and flare and incorporate a circular aperture for more appealing background blur.

The 18-55mm lens will be available in October, though a release date for the 55-250mm has yet to be confirmed.

For more information visit www.canon-europe.com