Canon has launched two prime lenses with Image stabilisation features : The 28mm and 24 mm F2.8 IS USM. These are new launches with IS. These lenses present a new paradigm – wide primes with image stabilisation features.
(EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM)
(From Canon lens literature)
The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal entry focal length into the world of ultra wide-angle photography. A compact, fixed focal length 24mm lens equipped with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction along with a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing. Full-time manual focus feature is available for manual focusing even while in AF mode while a minimum focusing distance of 0.66 ft (0.20m) offers dramatic wide-angle images. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery while a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Lens coatings are also used to help minimize ghosting and flares. Offering spectacular image quality, silent and smooth operation in a compact body, it’s the ideal lens for capturing both stills and video. Name Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Image Circle 35mm Type Wide Prime Focal Length 24mm APS Equivalent 38mm Max Aperture f/2.8 Min Aperture f/22 Diaphragm Blades 7 (circular) Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups, including aspherical lens elements Diagonal Angle of View (Based on image circle) 84 degrees Focus Details Rear-focusing; USM with full-time manual-focus override Front Element Rotation No Zoom System n/a Closest Focus 0.20m / 0.66 ft. Magnification Ratio 0.23x / 1:4.3 Filter Size 58mm Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 55.7mm x 68.4mm / 2.19 in. x 2.69 in. Weight 280g / 9.9 oz Notes Image Stabilizer (up to 4-stops of correction). Typical Online Price US$850 (Available June 2012)
(EF 28mm F2.8 IS USM)
A 21st century update to a popular and widely used fixed focal length lens, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens equipped with Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology, superb image quality and performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications. Sharp, clear images are easy with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction while a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Compact and lightweight with outstanding lens performance, it’s the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR camera whether shooting stills or video.